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Root Capital's Impact in 2017

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Our clients are engines of social and environmental impact in the world's most vulnerable communities. Without our donors and investors, we wouldn’t be able to offer them the critical finance and training that they need to thrive. Thank you.

Check out this infographic that shows what your support made possible in 2017.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Root Capital Receives Top Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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We’re excited to share that we’ve been awarded a four-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the twelfth year in a row. This top rating is given to nonprofits that demonstrate the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and financial health. Receiving it twelve years running places Root Capital among the top 1% of all nonprofits in the United States.

What does this mean for you, as a supporter of Root Capital? It means you can feel confident that your donation is making a real difference, every day, for rural communities.

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Topics: Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements

Root Capital Testifies to Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by Willy Foote  |  Jun 4, 2018 1:53:05 PM

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Alongside several pioneering organizations in development finance, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) recently testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of a market-based approach to foreign aid. Root Capital is proud to partner with OPIC to connect smallholder farmers to global markets. Our CEO and founder Willy Foote submitted the following written testimony in support of OPIC's work to place capital where it's needed most.

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Topics: Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements

Five Things I Learned from Our Youth Workshops in Nicaragua

Posted by Will McAneny  |  May 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Root Capital advisors with a group of young leaders from Root Capital client El Polo.

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling to the coffeelands of northern Nicaragua to see Root Capital’s advisory team in action.

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Topics: Mexico and Central America, Strengthening Businesses, Future of Farming

Seeding the Future of Rural Communities

Posted by Kristin Williams  |  May 9, 2018 1:29:11 PM

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Young people in rural communities are struggling. There are few jobs. Those that exist are low-paying, physically demanding, and unfulfilling.

It’s no wonder so many youth leave their family farms behind. Their parents can barely make ends meet. Crop disease and extreme weather make it harder every year. Eager to find meaningful work, young people migrate to urban areas at home and abroad—but jobs are scarce there too. With few options but a crowded slum and exploitative labor, their lives become even more precarious.

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Topics: Future of Farming

By Working Together, We Can Support Peruvian Coffee Farmers on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Posted by Ana Lucía Trujillo and Elizabeth Teague  |  Apr 26, 2018 6:30:00 AM

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For our client businesses in Peru, deforestation and climate change aren’t distant threats. They’re daily realities.

Many of these coffee businesses are located at the edge of the Amazon rainforest, the largest contiguous forest in the world. But while it may seem limitless, this precious region is in danger of disappearing forever.

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Topics: South America, Progressive Partnerships, Our Community