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Our projects

Over the past year, we delivered seven projects, which supported the development of new businesses, provided a vital income source to rural communities, and enabled existing businesses to become stronger, and more resilient, increasing income and improving the quality of life for farmers and artisans. 

We launched four new projects this year: 

  • Bees for Business Project in Sideradougou in Burkina Faso 
  • Bees for Business Phase 2 in Dakoro in Burkina Faso 
  • Growing Fairer Futures in Osino in Ghana 
  • Livelihood Security Fund

We concluded three projects: 

  • Strengthening Governance and Financial Capacity of Producer Groups in East Africa 
  • Malawi Sustainable Solutions to Poverty in Malawi 
  • Environmental project in Nicaragua

Donor and supporter communications and events

This year, Shared Interest Foundation carried out a Strategic Review to provide a new direction for the next five years. As part of this process, we sent a survey to 640 donors and we received 185 anonymous responses. The analysis of the survey results revealed that: 

  • 68% of respondents feel familiar or very familiar with our mission* 
  • 92% of respondents felt the process of donating was easy and transparent 
  • 97% felt we explained well or very well how their donation would be spent 
  • 78% of respondents would recommend the charity to a friend 
  • ‘No Poverty’ (SDG1) and ‘Climate Action’ (SDG 13) were the two SDG’s rated of most importance to our donor base

This year, we relaunched the Livelihood Security Fund to raise unrestricted funds to help producers to meet their basic needs and support income levels during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. The Fund enabled us to support Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union (BOCU), a producer group based in Uganda in East Africa. Through our Facebook and Twitter pages, we were able to raise awareness of the appeal, and encourage donations through our JustGiving fundraising page.

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