Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Acopagro Ltda. (ACOPAGRO) is a cocoa producer located in the San Martín region of Peru. The co-operative was established in 1997 by a group of 27 farmers.
Allpa is a Peruvian handcraft organisation whose name means ‘earth’ in Quechua Indian. The organisation employs 27 people and works with hundreds of families located in various parts of Peru.
Andean Naturals is a USA-based quinoa buyer that believes strongly in empowering Bolivian quinoa farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture in the Andes.
Apicoop is a co-operative made up of 350 beekeepers, all in the Valdivia region of southern Chile. They live in rural communities where work is scarce.
Association Ton (ATN)
ATN works with mango and cashew nut producers in Burkina Faso. They dream of providing a nursery for staff and the community, an ambulance for the local hospital, and a micro credit union for ATN members.
Founded in 1985, by Anthony Botchway from Ghana, who was later joined by Martins Suter from Switzerland, Bomarts Farms Limited started life as a business with three acres of land used only for pineapple farming.
Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union started out as a group of six organic coffee farmers who were keen to spread their message of environmental awareness.
For over 15 years, Candela has used Shared Interest finance to sustain a precious relationship with the Peruvian Amazon.
Capim is a beekeeping organisation with a focus on organic production.
COCOPACK is a Fairtrade coconut producer based in Ivory Coast – the first organisation to obtain FLO certification for coconut in Africa, and the first coconut producer Shared Interest has financed.
Coproexnic is a sesame seed producer based in Nicaragua.
Dalit Candles is a buyer customer based in High Peak, UK. They use the proceeds from their business to help fund the schools and children's homes they have built and managed in India for over 20 years.
Ivory Coast supplies 30% of the world’s total cocoa, with large corporations like Nestle and Cadbury sourcing much of their cocoa here.
Founded in 2011, with just over 1,000 farmers, Fanteakwa has plans to establish 800 hectares of new cocoa farms using a loan from Shared Interest.
Gourmet Gardens are a Fairtrade vanilla, cocoa and chilli co-operative based in Uganda.
Founded in 2010, Inka Moss helps farmers in the highlands of Peru to benefit from a growing market.
Kenyan coffee co-operative, Kabuboni has been able to fund a dairy project, and farmers are able to earn an additional income following our Access to Finance project.
We catch up with ethical uniform manufacturers Koolskools’ Joint Executive Director, Andy Ashcroft, who spoke at our Bristol member event.
Lemberona is a fair trade buyer of a wide range of high quality organic dried fruits, herbs and nuts, with the majority of their producers based in Uzbekistan.
Malawi Fairtrade Network
Through our work with the Malawi Fairtrade Network, eight tea and sugar co-operatives have drawn closer to achieving their longer term goals through financial planning.
Not all clothing retailers put margin before morals, and Mata Traders is one of those that continues to put ethics first.
Namayiana means blessed in the Maasai language and is a fitting name for this group of handcraft producers based in the Ngong area of Kenya, who have empowered women by sharing skills.
Nyame Akwan is a Fairtrade orange producer based in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
After inheriting a farm in Western Uganda, Stephen Sembuya decided to venture into the chocolate business with his business partner, Felix Okuye.
Pragor is an avocado producers based in Mexico.
Raymisa produces and exports high-quality crafts. They are currently using a Shared Interest credit facility to pay alpaca farmers on delivery of their wool, instead of waiting for the final product to be sold.
Suhum cocoa co-operative in Ghana is using a Shared Interest loan to improve their community.
With the support of Comic Relief, Shared Interest Foundation has been working in Swaziland since 2010.
Twongere Kawa Coko
Coffee production in Rwanda is focused on quality rather than quantity. Known as the 'land of a thousands hills', many of the farmers grow their produce on hillsides within lush, untamed valleys.
With over a decade of experience, UCASA honey co-operative plays a vital role in the El Sauce community of Nicaragua.
UES is a group of 1,379 coffee producers from Chiapas estate, South Pacific of Mexico.
UGF/CDN is a shea butter co-operative in Reo, Burkina Faso established 25 years ago.