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Part 1 - Our activities and operations

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Our members and supporters

In order to fulfil our mission, Shared Interest Society depends on the support of members, donors, volunteers, and partners.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships

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.

Our lending

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.

Fairtrade flowers from Kenya

Financial stewardship

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 projects

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.

Our team in Latin America working remotely during the pandemic

Our team

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.

Coffee berries in Latin America

Environment

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.

Our volunteers

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.

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