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Shared Interest

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Shared Interest

Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation with head quarters in Newcastle.  We aim to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities, to trade and earn a living.  We act co-operatively with over 11,500 investors coming together to achieve a common goal, pooling their £43 million of investments. We then use these funds to provide loans and credit facilities to primarily fair trade businesses, to ensure that farmers are paid on time for their crops.

Your ethical investment will not make you rich but it will enrich the lives of others.

Our work is not just about providing finance on fair terms. The fair trade producers we help say that we have helped transform their communities. In a year our members help make a positive impact on the lives of 400,000 individuals.

Our loans and credit facilities ensure that fair trade farmers are paid on time for their crops.

Our finance helps fairtrade handcraft organisations to buy raw materials, and enables fairtrade co-operatives to pre-finance orders from their overseas buyers. From a head office based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with support of in-country colleagues, Shared Interest reaches almost 200 fair trade organisations in 55 countries.

Our finance supports Fairtrade products such as coffee, fresh fruit, nuts, and cocoa, as well as handcrafts such as weaved baskets and furniture.

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