Shared Interest Increases Lending in South Africa

Our East African Regional Development Executive, Rachel Ngondo has recently assisted another new African producer group with access to credit from Shared Interest. AMWA are a South African handicraft producer where fair trade, environmental responsibility and commercial viability, are integral parts of the manufacture and marketing of products.  AMWA works with disadvantaged women in the rural area of Knysna and has given lots of producers an opportunity to earn a livelihood and change their lives. AMWA have plans in place to target the huge, potential market that the World Cup will bring to South Africa in 2010. By financing the term loan they applied for Shared Interest will help AMWA to further enhance their growth and increase their impact in the community.

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