Shared Interest

Comic Relief is committed to funding new and innovative approaches to tackling poverty. Our partnership with Shared Interest, an ethical investment co-operative and the world’s only 100% fair trade lender, is one example. Thanks to UK investors and money from Comic Relief, fair trade businesses are able to access low interest loans from Shared Interest, helping farmers and handicraft makers provide a better life for their families and communities. When loans are repaid the money is recycled into new loans – meaning that Comic Relief funding goes even further in giving people a chance at a better life.