by Shared Interest
New York, New York, United States
Undated, 2000 or later
8 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet says in 1994, Shared Interest was established by the Fund for a Free South Africa, founded by black South Africans living in exile in the U.S., to help families and communities in South Africa overcome economic apartheid by providing access to credit; since inception, Shared Interest has steadfastly promoted social change by encouraging banks to lend to low-income people, building communities of strength, and enabling South Africans of color to obtain credit; at least 350,000 South Africans have benefited from Shared Interest guarantees that have already launched 6,000 small businesses, created 12,000 jobs, and built 62,000 homes. The pamphlet includes quotes by Lawrence Mavundla and H.E. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, former President of South Africa. The pamphlet discusses the Thembani International Guarantee Fund. • A STRUGGLE FOR EQUITY • A CATALYST FOR CHANGE • AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE • PLANTING A SEED • ENCOURAGING BANKS TO LEND • BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF STRENGTH • FOSTERING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE • NURTURING PARTNERSHIPS
Used by permission of staff of Shared Interest.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root