22 December 2009

Root Capital ~ Investing in SME Agri-Ventures

Since founding in 1999, Root Capital has made over 500 loans of between $25,000 and $500,000 to small and medium-sized enterprises working in sustainable agriculture and fisheries, wild-harvested products, certified wood and ecotourism in Latin American, African and South Asian countries. See here a Skoll-funded Uncommon Heroes video of their story and the specific case of a loan for capital equipment to a coop of Tanzanian coffee growers...

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