22 Aug '11, 3pm

IDB Provides Social Finance to Agricultural Communities in Latin America - Justmeans

IDB Provides Social Finance to Agricultural Communities in Latin America - Justmeans

Root Capital, a not-for-profit social investment fund in Latin America, has received a loan approval of $4.9 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group. The group has provided the loan through its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and will also provide technical assistance to Root Capital. Root Capital provides social funding for small and medium social enterprises, producers' associations, cooperatives and other social entrepreneurs that operate under various sustainable agricultural programs in the rural areas of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. The project aims to promote social innovation in the area of agriculture in order to improve sustainable practices. It will provide an innovative social finance program for small grassroots social entrepreneurship groups in the area of cocoa, organic coffee, sugar and other high value crops. The project's ta...

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