Donors and development agencies, such as the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), the Canada Fund, the European Union, and the United Nations Development
Program Global Environmental Facility (GEF) fund approximately
sixty percent (60%) of BEST’s operations.
BEST is forty
percent (40%) sustainable, from interest income generated from
its micro-credit program. Income is also derived through BEST
role as the provider of consultancy services to a range of cooperatives,
farmers’ organizations and other non-governmental organization.