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Increase producers’ access to finance

Through our lending, we empower smallholder farmers and artisans to improve their business operations, access commercial markets, create employment opportunities and to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in their respective communities.

Diversification of our lending

We have further diversified the products our lending supports to mitigate against risk exposure in coffee.

Producer consultations

Our Lending Team consults with customers throughout the year but in addition to this, we undertake surveys and hold producer committees.

Building sustainable support for fair trade businesses

Over the past 12 months, our charitable arm, Shared Interest Foundation, continued to provide technical assistance to support small-scale producer groups in Africa.