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Supporter Event ~ Central America

When: June 15th 2021 at 3:00pm
Where: Online

Join us for our online supporter event and hear from Michael Woodard, Commercial Advisor & Vice-President of Coproexnic, sesame seed and peanuts producer based in Nicaragua.

Supporter Event ~ South America

When: June 7th 2021 at 3:00pm
Where: Online

Join us for our online supporter event and learn more about coffee producers and other commodities in the region. Hear from Chino’ Henriquez, General Manager of Apicoop, a honey producer in Chile.

Supporter Event ~ East Africa

When: May 27th 2021 at 2:00pm
Where: Online

Join us for our online supporter event and learn about coffee production from Pastor Japhet of coffee co-operative Cogagi, based in Rwanda.

Supporter event ~ West Africa

When: May 19th 2021 at 2:00pm
Where: Online

Join us for our online supporter event and learn about cocoa production in West Africa from Daniel Amponsah, President of cocoa co-operative, Asunafo.

Fairtrade in a time of Covid

Shared Interest were delighted to take part in the Fairtrade Connections festival celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight and International Women's Day. Click read more to hear from Shared Interest staff in East and West Africa.

Film 1 - Hear from our Regional Manager for Africa

Regional Manager for Africa, Andrew Ridley, has worked with Shared Interest for 15 years and manages our lending portfolio for Africa. Watch this film to hear from Andrew.

Film 2 - Hear from our Lending Manager for East Africa

Lending Manager for East Africa, Immaculate Ochieno, has worked with Shared Interest for the last year managing our lending portfolio for East Africa. Watch this film to hear from Immaculate.

Film 3 - Hear from our Lending Manager for West Africa

Lending Manager for West Africa, John, has worked with Shared Interest for eight years and manages our lending portfolio for West Africa.

Film 4 - Hear from our Regional Manager for Latin America

Regional Manager for Latin America, Paul Sablich, has worked with Shared Interest for 11 years and manages our lending portfolio for Latin America. Watch this film to hear from Paul.

Film 5 - Hear from our Lending Manager for Central America

Lending Manager for Central America, Marco Garcia, has worked with Shared Interest for seven years and manages our lending portfolio for Central America. Watch this film to hear from Marco.

Film 6 - Hear from our Regional Manager for Northern Hemisphere and Pacific Rim

Regional Manager for Northern Hemisphere and Pacific Rim (NHPR), France Villeneuve, has worked with Shared Interest for nine years and manages our lending portfolio for NHPR. Watch this film to hear from France.

Film 7 - Hear from Shared Interest customer, Candela

For almost 20 years, Candela Peru has used Shared Interest finance to sustain a precious relationship in the Peruvian Amazon. We hear from Founder Guadalupe Lanao about how the finance has had an impact on their co-operative.

Film 8 - Hear from Shared Interest customer, Cocagi

Coffee Co-operative of Gichoma (COCAGI) is a coffee growers’ co-operative located in the Gishoma District of Western Rwanda. COCAGI have been a Shared Interest customer since 2009, we talk to General Manager, Pastor Japhet Habimana about the impact of the loan on the co-operative.

Film 9 - Hear from Shared Interest Foundation Programme Manager

Programme Manager for Shared Interest Foundation, Kodzo Korkortsi, has worked with Shared Interest for over six years and manages the projects for our charitable arm. Watch this film to hear from Kodzo.