A Taste of Southern Africa
November 14, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
A Shared Interest Food and Wine Tasting
Come and savor the flavors of South African wines paired with the tantalizing tastes of Southern African bites as we support local, sustainable fair food systems in Southern Africa.
A Taste of Southern Africa builds upon the food access work of Shared Interest by bringing champions of food justice together while also reaching into new sectors to broaden the scope and impact of food security. The event also highlights the connection to restoring healthy food systems with farming communities, co-ops and small and growing businesses.
For more information about the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2mkLuIl.
About Shared Interest:
Interest is a nonprofit investment fund (that grew out of the
anti-apartheid movement) founded to enhance access to commercial credit for
low-income black borrowers. Shared Interest provides collateral using loan
guarantees to move local banks to lend to financially excluded communities to
build capacity for smallholder farmers and emerging entrepreneurs. To date,
Shared Interest has placed $28 million of guarantees, unlocking $121
million in loans benefiting 2.3 million people in Southern Africa,
and has never lost a cent of an investor’s interest or principal. Building on
our successful model, we expanded to Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and are now
preparing programs in Zambia and soon to be Tanzania. We are also celebrating
our 25th anniversary this year, and the first 25 years of South