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What We Do

Shared Interest Society

Over 11,000 investors share a vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.

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Shared Interest Finance

We lend to farmers and handcraft producers to help them trade their way out of poverty.

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Shared Interest Foundation

We provide practical support to their business through training and local support networks.

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What you Can Do



You can change lives across the globe by investing in a Share Account.

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Be part of a growing community of people supporting Shared Interest in the UK.

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We offer a range of loans and credit facilities to fair trade businesses.



Help us break the cycle of poverty in the developing world.

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How does it work?

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Open Your Account

Open a Shared Account with £100 or more.

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Contribute to the pot

Your investment is pooled with other investors’ funds.

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A fairer world

A loan is made to a fair trade business by Shared Interest.

ImpactLast Year...

£62m invested in 397 fair trade organisations, in 59 different countries View Map £62m invested in 397 fair trade organisations, in 59 different countries
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Inspirational Volunteers: Stephen's Story

"I was raised very close to Liverpool's docks, which brought sailors from all over the world and this, together with my father's tales of war service in Burma, made me aware of countries overseas with needs far different to our own."

Read more about our volunteers