Shared Interest was launched in 1994, just after Nelson Mandela was elected President, to help lay the economic foundations for a more equitable South Africa. The social investment fund unlocks credit in the country's own financial institutions for small business owners, farmers and home-owners of color who would otherwise be considered "unbankable." The organization has benefited more than 2.2 million people - the vast majority of them women - and begun to work in neighboring countries. It now beginning its work for the next generation. www.sharedinterest.org