Shared Interest mobilizes the resources for Southern Africa’s economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and build equitable nations.
Shared Interest envisions just and vibrant Southern African nations that eliminate disparities, uphold their peoples’ basic human rights and serve as models of economic justice.

Shared Interest’s objective is to effect systemic change on three levels in Southern African low-income communities:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of economically marginalized communities to direct the course of their own development.

  2. Engage Southern African financial institutions to change lending practices and serve previously excluded markets.

  3. Build a model of international collaboration that leverages a country’s own resources.