Five Things You Should Know About Willy Foote

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 Root Capital were featured in this week’s Boston Globe. Read “Five Things You Should Know About Willy Foote” to learn about Root Capitol’s lending practices, the impact of poverty on the environment, Foote’s hobbies, and more.

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.