Part 1 - Our activities and operationsBack
Our members and supporters
In order to fulfil our mission, Shared Interest Society depends on the support of members, donors, volunteers, and partners.
We place partnerships at the heart of what we do. Within our Positive Statements, which form the backbone of our working culture, we state that we work collaboratively, sharing knowledge and skills to attain the best outcome possible.
We lend in two ways: directly to fair trade producer groups (producer lending), and to fair trade wholesale or retail businesses (buyer lending). In this section we highlight the impact of our lending.
Stewardship is defined by Shared Interest as doing the best we can with the resources entrusted to us. We consider stewardship in all aspects of our work.
Our charitable arm, Shared Interest Foundation, delivers technical assistance, business support and social impact projects to small-scale producer organisations and community groups across Africa and Latin America.
At the base of the Theory of Change (ToC) is a motivated, engaged and skilled team, who are instrumental in implementing the activities needed to bring about our desired change.
We consider stewardship in all aspects of our work and embed a culture of good environmental practice throughout Shared Interest, doing the best we possibly can with the resources entrusted to us.
Continuing to adapt and respond to changing circumstances in light of Covid-19, volunteers have made significant contributions to Shared Interest in the last 12 months.