Ambassador David Self
Retired vicar, David Self, moved to Thornbury near Bristol eight years ago. David has been a Shared Interest investor since 1997 however, finding he had more spare time following his retirement he became a Shared Interest Ambassador.
David attends many local events on behalf of Shared Interest that range in theme from fair trade to sustainability and religious events.
David said: "My wife and I have been supporters of Christian Aid for over 40 years and were very glad to hear about the work of Shared Interest in the 1990s. We joined and invested accordingly.
It made so much sense to us to support fair trade producers through unsecured loans to enable producers to develop self-respect but also to enter the world economy on a more equal basis."
It seems to me that Shared Interest is even more important now in the climate of financial insecurity because it is always the poor of this world who suffer first.