Invest For Impact
We welcome the opportunity to work with new social impact investors and changemakers and invite you to join our mission.
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We provide high-quality, low-risk, ﬁxed-income products that allow investors an opportunity to invest a minimum of $3,000.
Since our inception in 1994, Shared Interest has maintained 100% principal repayment with interest to all lenders and investors.
3 Key Reasons To Invest
Double-Bottom Line Impact (People & Profit)
Low-Risk Investment Vehicle
How We Mitigate Risk
Shared Interest maintains a Loss Reserve Fund that can be drawn upon in the event of portfolio losses, protecting investors' capital.
Who Our Investors Are
The collateral provided by our global network of investors helps emerging entrepreneurs scale their businesses, ultimately changing the economic and social landscape of Southern Africa.
A broad range of socially-minded individuals and families including those who choose to invest with Shared Interest directly, as well as clients of financial advisors, financial planners, and wealth managers.
A growing number of progressive foundations and institutional investors investing through their endowments, as well as Program Related Investments (PRIs).
A strong history of partnership with the faith-based community, ranging from Roman Catholic women's religious groups and health systems to Episcopal dioceses, church pension funds, and many others.
“Over the past few years, our foundation board has been in discussion about how we might be more mission-driven in our investment strategies and more creative and effective in the ways in which we deploy our assets. One of the solutions we’ve devised, working with our trusted grantee partner, Shared Interest, is a three-pronged model which combines credit, philanthropic, and investment strategies that will enable Shared Interest to scale its work in Southern Africa, and move the region’s lenders to bank on enterprising communities most excluded from capital.”
Susan Pritzker, Chair of The Libra Foundation
“We are investing in Shared Interest in order to begin to move Southern African financial institutions to lend to smallholder farmers and emerging small and micro-business owners in Mozambique. These potential clients have a wealth of talent and entrepreneurial spirit, but lack access to the credit, technical support, and markets they need to become commercially viable.”
Frank DeGioivanni, Director of Ford Foundation's Financial Assets Unit
“We have long supported the work that Shared Interest has done to promote social change and economic development in South Africa. Through our investment in the Shared Interest Guarantee Fund, we can also keep our commitment to our own shareholders to invest their assets in institutions that make a difference – and that have a positive impact.”
Joe Keefe, President of Impax Asset Management
“We have a history of investing in underserved communities where our members live and work in the United States, and are eager to continue that practice in Southern Africa through Shared Interest – particularly given our positive track record with them.”
Vidette Bullock Mixon, Former Director of Corporate Relations, Wespath Investment Management
Accountability & Transparency
Shared Interest is committed to meeting the highest ethical standards in every aspect of our work – from our guiding principles of accountability and transparency to our eﬀorts to monitor all of our work in the ﬁeld (including partnerships and programs) to internal audits and eﬃcient use of our resources. For detailed ﬁnancial information, please click on the links below
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Prospectus and Investor Presentations are available
This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Such an offer is made only by means of a current Prospectus for the notes. Such an offer may be directed only to investors in jurisdictions in which the notes are eligible for sale. Investors are urged to review the current Prospectus before making any investment decision. No state or federal securities regulators have passed on or endorsed the merits of the offering of notes. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. The notes will not be insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, SIPC, or other governmental agencies.