About the Author

Founder and CEO of Root Capital a nonprofit social investment fund, which today serves clients across Latin America and Africa, with over $100 million in active loans outstanding to 270 businesses aggregating 500,000 farm households in over 30 countries.

Five Things You Should Know About Willy Foote

The Boston Globe – Willy Foote’s ICWA Fellowship inspired him to leave his job as a financial analyst to start Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund working in Latin American and Africa. This year Root Capital expects to have lent more than $1 billion to small buisnessses in the developing world.  Foote and Cambridge-based

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Fellowship Years: 1995-1997 Fellowship Topic: The Impact of free-market reforms on Mexico’s people, society and politics Fellowship Area: Mexico First Impressions: Mexico Prepares for Day of Dead in Critical Condition Cronicle of a Vote Forsold Water Degradation in Morelia: Got Problems? Find a Wishing Well The Curse of the Rio Grande: Contaminated