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Reasons to Give

2.6 billion people – 40 percent of all people on earth – survive on less than $2 a day.

Root Capital financing supports a long-term, sustainable approach to alleviating rural poverty in Africa and Latin America. By making small-scale farming more economically viable, Root Capital’s clients help make rural community life more stable and prosperous.

Along with promoting rural economic development, Root Capital’s lending has a positive social and environmental impact on communities and ecosystems.

Root Capital is a recognized leader in impact investing. Since 1999, Root Capital has disbursed more than $740 million in credit to over 530 businesses in Africa and Latin America. The businesses Root Capital has financed have created sustainable livelihoods for more than 880,000 rural producer households worldwide and put more than one million hectares under sustainable management.

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