Have you ever wondered how farmers in the developing world finance their route to fair and just trade? Shared Interest, the world’s only 100 per cent fair trade lender works with 36 countries round the globe. Last year alone, they lent over £30 million to fair trade businesses in the world’s poorest communities.
As Shared Interest enters its 20th year, it is proud to boast over 8,700 UK members all of whom invest anything from £100 to £20,000. The Society is able to pool these funds and offer credit and loans to fair trade businesses in disadvantaged communities. This enables them to sell their locally grown produce and handcrafted goods; these funds also help in the payment of fair wages and protect against poor working conditions. If you are interested to learn more about Shared Interest and how you can get involved please get in touch via their website.