Central & South America

Root Capital

Contact: William Foote
Work 675 Massachusetts Avenue 8th Floor Cambridge MA 02139 United States Work Phone: 617.661.5792 X108 Website: http://www.rootcapital.org

Biography

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural areas of developing countries. We provide capital, financial education, and market connections to small and growing businesses that build sustainable livelihoods and transform rural communities in poor, environmentally vulnerable places.

Since its launch, Root Capital has provided more than $140 million in credit to 254 grassroots enterprises in 30 countries in Latin America and Africa with a 99% repayment rate from our borrowers and a 100% repayment rate to our investors. Althougho our loans are typically under $250,000, we have made multiple loans to individual entrepreneurs.

Categories: $250,000 - $500,000, Africa, Agriculture / Forestry, Central & South America, Community Loan Fund, Debt, Food, Less than $250,000, Lifestyle / Natural Products, Seed
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