Our lending


Providing a reliable source of finance

We lend directly to fair trade producer groups, mostly across Africa and Latin America, and to fair trade wholesalers, FLO Traders or retail businesses.

Customer and portfolio development

Shared Interest is a founding member of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), which celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2022.

Customer relationship, communication and events

Since establishing regional teams in Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya and Peru, we have strengthened our relationship with producer groups and grown our direct producer lending.

Products financed

In terms of lending products, coffee remains our largest focus, mainly due to the scale of Fairtrade coffee production, with more than half of all Fairtrade certified producers growing this commodity.

Due Diligence and Management of our Risk Portfolio


‘Disbursements’ refers to any funds sent as part of an Export Credit payment (prefinance request), Buyer Credit payments to suppliers or the release of a Stock Facility or Term Loan.

Lending per region

This section will look at the funds borrowed by our producers during 2023 and 2022 in disbursement terms by region.

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