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Faina Rozental

As our Impact Associate, Faina manages social due diligence metrics and supports on initiatives related to social and environmental performance management and its relation to programmatic strategy. Previously, she worked as a sales and training officer for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Washington, D.C. Faina holds an M.A. in economics and a B.A. in economics and international relations from Boston University.

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Embracing Partnerships, Expanding Opportunities

Posted by Faina Rozental  |  Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Pathological collaboration. It’s a phrase we use frequently at Root Capital — a phrase that speaks to our willingness to embrace partnerships in order to expand economic opportunities for as many smallholder farmers as possible. Earlier this year, I got to see that approach in action.

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Topics: East Africa, Progressive Partnerships

Seeing Impact with My Own Eyes

Posted by Faina Rozental  |  Nov 6, 2014 11:15:40 AM

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Root Capital's impact associate, Faina Rozental, touring a banana cooperative in Piura, Peru

At the heart of my work as an impact associate with Root Capital is analyzing our clients’ social impact data collected by our loan officers. Aggregated, this data gives us a bird’s eye view of how clients across our portfolio likely impact farmer and employee livelihoods. For example, we know that in 2013, 62 percent of our client enterprises paid farmers a higher price than the local market price and 86 percent provided agronomic technical assistance.

Recently, I had an opportunity to step away from my Excel spreadsheets in Cambridge, and headed south to arid and sweltering Piura, Peru. There, I spent two days visiting organic banana associations with Cecilia Yañez, an investment analyst with Root Capital’s South America partner ACCDER, and ACCDER’s financial analyst Ana Lucia Trujillo.

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Topics: South America, Staff Profiles, Stories of Impact