Passionate, Engaged and Informed

Passionate, Engaged and Informed

Over 300 supporters joined us at our events in Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and London.  Investors, volunteers, and those entirely new to Shared Interest, heard from a different key speaker at each city.

We are grateful to fair trade organisations, Liberation Nuts, Traidcraft, Tropical Wholefoods, Dalit Goods Co. and Zaytoun for their inspiring contributions. Zaytoun Director, Manal Ramadan said: “It was a pleasure to meet your members - a very passionate engaged and informed audience.”

Rachel Ngondo and Paul Sablich joined us by Skype link from Kenya and Peru, answering questions alongside our Board of Directors, on a range of topics including bad debts, lending decisions, and climate change.

Feedback from the events included:

“(Investing) is an effective way of turning 'me' into 'us', of supporting people and communities that I want to strengthen.”


“I was not an investor but attending an event has widened my knowledge and given me the desire to invest and help to change the world to promote the co-operatives.”


Thank you to everyone that came along and please look out for future event announcements on our website and in quarterly newsletter.

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