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I traded my job in corporate finance for a chance to understand rural poverty in Mexico as an ICWA fellow. The direct result of my fellowship is Root Capital, a company that has loaned over $836 million to more than 570 businesses representing 1.2 million smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.