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Fairtrade Fortnight 2022


FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT (21 February - 6 March 2022) celebrates the farmers and workers who grow the food we eat, promotes the need for a living wage and raises awareness of challenges encountered by developing world communities – one of the most critical issues faced is climate change.

To continue the message that urgent action is needed, Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 is shining a spotlight on the climate crisis.  As a Newcastle-based social lender that provides finance to fair trade businesses in 49 countries worldwide, Shared Interest supports farmers in remote communities who are often most affected by these environmental changes. 

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One of the businesses supported by Shared Interest is the CECAFE co-operative based in the Amazonas region of Peru. Segundo and Belver Garcia (pictured above) are a father and son team of coffee growers and amongst the 800 members of the co-operative, who believe that their coffee is a symbol of wellbeing.

CECAFE produces high quality Fairtrade and organic coffee, grown amidst rainforest and mountain ranges. Farmers work in harmony with their surroundings using soil conservation methods and apply their coffee pulp as compost. In their dedication to protect and preserve the landscape, they have also launched a 40- year reforestation project.

Shared Interest has provided finance to CECAFE for almost a decade so that the co-operative is able to pay farmers on time whilst also increasing production. However, the impact goes far beyond this. As production increases, so does the amount of Fairtrade Premium paid to the co-operative.  CECAFE has dedicated this additional sum of money to community projects promoting health and wellbeing for farmers and their families.

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Shared Interest investors share a vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.

We form the vital link between UK social investors like you and Fairtrade organisations like CECAFE who need finance to improve their livelihoods. 

Join us and help farmers like Segundo and Belver to earn a living and feed their families.

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