Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Acopagro Ltda. (ACOPAGRO) is a cocoa producer located in the San Martín region of Peru. The co-operative was established in 1997 by a group of 27 farmers.
AgroAndino is a social enterprise, working with smallholder farmers to produce 100% naturally dried fruit, including goldenberries, bananas and mangos.
Allpa is a Peruvian handcraft organisation whose name means ‘earth’ in Quechua Indian. The organisation employs 27 people and works with hundreds of families located in various parts of Peru.
Apicoop is a co-operative made up of 350 beekeepers, all in the Valdivia region of southern Chile. They live in rural communities where work is scarce.
Association Ton (ATN)
ATN works with mango and cashew nut producers in Burkina Faso. They dream of providing a nursery for staff and the community, an ambulance for the local hospital, and a micro credit union for ATN members.
Asunafo is a fast-growing Ghanaian cocoa producer, despite many of the challenges faced by economic and environmental factors. They registered as a co-operative in 2011 with just over a thousand farmers.
Bees for business
Our Bees for Business project which supports 50 women in rural Burkina Faso to become beekeepers and produce honey giving them a year-round, sustainable source of income.
Created by two mums, The Bshirt is an award-winning brand known for its innovative breastfeeding clothing design and ‘slow fashion’ approach to maternity clothes.
Building Sustainable Solutions to Poverty Malawi
In 2016 we started a three year project working in partnership with Malawi Fairtrade Network (MFTN) to reduce poverty levels among their member producers.
Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union started out as a group of six organic coffee farmers who were keen to spread their message of environmental awareness.
For over 15 years, Candela has used Shared Interest finance to sustain a precious relationship with the Peruvian Amazon.
Capim is a beekeeping organisation with a focus on organic production.
In this case study we reveal the benefits of Capucas, a Honduran coffee co-operative, based in an area that has recently suffered the effects of two hurricanes.
CAYAT is a cocoa, coffee and cashew nut producing co-operative, based in Côte d’Ivoire.
Cecanor are coffee producers based in Peru.
Coop Hibiscus is a co-operative based in Nicaragua. The farmers cultivate hibiscus, which is processed into juice, wine hibiscus concentrate and dried hibiscus, before being sold locally.
We reveal the benefits Rwandan co-operative, COCAGI, a coffee co-operative in Rwanda, has brought to its wider community.
COCOPACK is a Fairtrade coconut producer based in Ivory Coast – the first organisation to obtain FLO certification for coconut in Africa, and the first coconut producer Shared Interest has financed.
Coproexnic is a sesame seed producer based in Nicaragua.
Crafting Fairer Futures
In September 2018 we launched our third project working in partnership with Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT). ). This project is supporting 100 women who, together with a further 1,900, sell their handcrafts at the Manzini Bus Station.
Ivory Coast supplies 30% of the world’s total cocoa, with large corporations like Nestle and Cadbury sourcing much of their cocoa here.
Ecookim are cocoa producers in Côte d’Ivoire.
Freeman Trading is a UK coffee importer sourcing from mainly Peru, and Founder, Leon Woffenden tells us about their response to the lower demand for coffee during the pandemic.
The co-founders of grain suppliers GFBC, are two former teachers who are tackling food insecurity in their region by combining their passion for agriculture, and equality in the supply chain, with their desire to support thousands of rural schoolchildren.
Gourmet Gardens are a Fairtrade vanilla, cocoa and chilli co-operative based in Uganda.
Guayapi is a French importer and distributor of wild plants from the Amazon Rainforest and the hills of Sri Lanka.
Founded in 2010, Inka Moss helps farmers in the highlands of Peru to benefit from a growing market.
Kenyan coffee co-operative, Kabuboni has been able to fund a dairy project, and farmers are able to earn an additional income following our Access to Finance project.
We catch up with ethical uniform manufacturers Koolskools’ Joint Executive Director, Andy Ashcroft, who spoke at our Bristol member event.
Lemberona is a fair trade buyer of a wide range of high quality organic dried fruits, herbs and nuts, with the majority of their producers based in Uzbekistan.
Amidst a challenging market, Liberation, the UK’s only Fairtrade, farmer owned nut company, defied the odds to end the year with a profit.
Little Green Radicals
Based in London, Little Green Radicals began with the simple idea of making beautiful clothes for children, produced with the greatest care and attention to detail.
Twenty years ago, Lucuma Designs, LLC, a US-based fair trade company, was founded by Alessandra Bravo and Don Blackowiak, to create opportunities for Peruvian artists to promote their finest craftsmanship.
Malawi Fairtrade Network
Through our work with the Malawi Fairtrade Network, eight tea and sugar co-operatives have drawn closer to achieving their longer term goals through financial planning.
Not all clothing retailers put margin before morals, and Mata Traders is one of those that continues to put ethics first.
Nyame Akwan is a Fairtrade orange producer based in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Pragor is an avocado producers based in Mexico.
Based in Ardeche, in southern France, SolAlter connects producers in Ecuador with French chocolatiers to create custom-made chocolate bars, which they sell in the European market.
Suhum cocoa co-operative in Ghana is using a Shared Interest loan to improve their community.
Founded over two decades ago in Oregon by Leslie Mittelberg, Swahili Imports – trading as Swahili African Modern – partners with African artisans to sell their fair trade goods in stores around the world.
With the support of Comic Relief, Shared Interest Foundation has been working in Swaziland since 2010.
Twongere Kawa Coko
Coffee production in Rwanda is focused on quality rather than quantity. Known as the 'land of a thousands hills', many of the farmers grow their produce on hillsides within lush, untamed valleys.
With over a decade of experience, UCASA honey co-operative plays a vital role in the El Sauce community of Nicaragua.
UES is a group of 1,379 coffee producers from Chiapas estate, South Pacific of Mexico.
UGF/CDN is a shea butter co-operative in Reo, Burkina Faso established 25 years ago.