A consistent performance record of sustainable impact through investment returns, strengthened institution and poverty reductions for individuals.
A consistent performance record of sustainable impact through investment returns, strengthened instituions and poverty reduction for individuals.
72% of adults in Southern Africa are excluded from financial services that are key to poverty reduction and region’s economic growth.
We guarantee Southern African commercial loans to low-income communities and their own financial institutions to create businesses, jobs, affordable homes and services.
Unlocking LOCAL CAPITAL Strengthening LOCAL RESOURCES
Benefiting LOCAL PEOPLE
CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Shared Interest Unlocks Local Capital
Building capacity to operate businesses more effectively and obtain, manage and repay their loans.
Providing access to financing they would otherwise be denied
Connecting mainstream lenders to new markets
Enhancing capacity to extend credit to these underserved communities
Reducing lenders' risk of doing so
Providing for high-impact, low-risk investments
Empowering investees to 'graduate' from external support
Enabling investors and donors to 'exit' and redeploy their assets
Since 1994, Shared Interest has enabled international investors and donors to help combat inequality in Southern Africa.
“Your partnership — as necessary now as it was in 1994 — has helped us develop new strategies and tools to give substance and shape to the vision and energies of our people..”
We are the voices of change in Southern Africa; farmers, small businesses, factory owners, financial institutions, community, civil society, private sector leaders and advisors
"Five years ago I came to this farm as a seasonal worker to learn. And I have learned a lot. Working here I am happy."
- Zanele Mkokeli, cooperative member and supervisor of 20 women at Rietkloof Farm
“The end of apartheid was Part One of the struggle. Part Two is the more difficult: To make the miracle endure. We said to you, 'divest'. Now we say ‘invest --make South Africa succeed...for the sake of the world.”