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|Founder||William Fulbright Foote|
|Type||non-profit social investment fund|
|Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia|
Root Capital is a non-profit social investment fund operating in poor rural areas of Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. According to its website, Root Capital "seeks to maximize the positive social and environmental impact of [its] work through a three-pronged strategy: finance, advise, and catalyze."
- Finance: This involves making loans to rural small and growing businesses, including both short-term and long-term loans.
- Advise: This involves delivering financial training to current and prospective clients.
- Catalyze: This involves innovating on their own methodology to increase their own impact.
According to its impact page, Root Capital has disbursed $1.1 billion USD between 1999 and 2017 and reached 5.7 million household members in rural communities.
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