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Causes: Economic Development, International, International Agricultural Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Root capital seeks to increase incomes and stabilize employment for farmers in africa, south-east asia, and latin america. Root capital does this through a proven channel: support for agricultural businesses that collect and market the crops of thousands of farmers.

Programs: Root capital provides agricultural businesses with a unique combination of capital, training and access to global markets to help them grow. These core activities comprise a three-prong strategy: finance, advise, catalyze. Please refer to the organizations website for further information and statistics on program accomplishments. Finance: root capital typically provides loans ranging from $50,000 to $3 million to rural small and growing businesses, especially those businesses not currently reached by commercial lenders.

advise: root capital's advisory services program provides targeted financial training to current and prospective clients so they have the financial management skills they need to grow and sustain their businesses. Root capital's financial advisory services (fas) are designed to prepare businesses with growth potential to qualify for credit, to shepherd more prospective clients into our portfolio, and to mitigate the risk of lending to these businesses.

catalyze: root capital, inc. Seeks to catalyze a thriving financial market to support historically underserved rural small and growing businesses. The program's strategy is to: - innovate - conduct r&d, study impact at the household and business levels, and look for ways to increase impact. - accelerate - share learning from work with like-minded peers to build common standards and practices necessary for the industry to thrive and scale.

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