Ambassador Alejandro Garrido
Alejandro first heard about Shared Interest through Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre in September 2011. Alejandro who was then settling into life in the UK said that Shared Interest seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn more about international development and put his interpersonal skills to good use in a field he feels strongly about.
Alejandro who also volunteers at his local Food Bank, said: "I have always been aware of the unfairness of the economic system. My interest in developing countries is no other than trying to bring equality of opportunities for every citizen, no matter which country you are born."
Alejandro added: "I would definitely encourage others to become and Ambassador. By becoming an Ambassador you get to know people who have the same values and think like you.
Being an Ambassador opens your mind to different ways of doing things. You realise that ethical investment does have an impact in communities.
Alejandro who has been an Ambassador or over two years would encourage more people to get involved in Shared Interest's multicultural Ambassador network, describing it as a 'win-win situation'.