Shared Interest Society

Shared Interest Society is a social lender, which brings together 11,500 UK investors who pool their funds to support people living in disadvantaged communities. Together, we share the risk of providing unsecured lending to businesses, in the most remote areas of the globe.

Our members share our vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance. With Share Capital of over £45million, we offer finance to organisations that follow Fair Trade Principles, helping almost 400,000 people in 55 countries around the world to trade and earn a living each year. By providing low-interest loans and credit facilities, we support businesses through the entire supply chain, from smallholder farmers to large-scale coffee and cocoa co-operatives and buyers. We are the only social lender in the world, providing finance to small, vulnerable organisations; particularly handcraft producers.

Thanks to our UK supporters, we are able to contribute towards building stronger, more sustainable businesses, and improving the livelihoods of people in some of the world's most disadvantaged communities. Chino Henriquez, GM of Chilean honey and blueberry co-operative, Apicoop, said: 'Thanks to Shared Interest, we can work together make dreams a reality all over the world.'

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