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BENEFITING: Root Capital Inc.

EVENT: Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge 2013

EVENT DATE: Sep 30, 2013

THE STORY:

2.6 billion people live on less than $2 a day.  The majority are small-scale farmers who live in remote, rural communities in the developing world. These 500 million small-scale farm families are trapped in a cycle of poverty—dependent on agriculture, but unable to access capital or viable markets for their crops.  Relegated to subsistence living, many turn to survival tactics that stress the environment, such as deforestation and slash and burn agriculture.

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable communities in Latin America and Africa by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.  Our clients aggregate, process, and market the harvests of hundreds to thousands of farmers for sale to global buyers paying higher prices.  The businesses Root Capital finances pay higher and more stable prices to small-scale farmers than they could otherwise obtain.  That improves farmers' livelihoods, and empowers them to invest in their children's futures and in their local communities, while adopting environmentally sustainable agricultural practices that are critical to long-term prosperity.  

Besides supporting our core work providing lending and training to small and growing agricultural businesses, your gift will enable Root Capital to continue to focus on strategic initiatives:

  • Women in Agriculture, which seeks to empower female business leaders and smallholder farmers, enabling them to strengthen the health and prosperity of their families and communities.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture, which focuses on promoting best practices for environmentally sensitive geographies and for specific agricultural sectors.
  • Peace and Recovery, which helps to grow local economies recovering from war and other disasters, such as post-earthquake Haiti, where the local infrastructure and economy are still recovering.

 

Thank you for supporting our mission to grow sustainable livelihoods!

$92,657

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $107

  • Lulu's friends

    $60

  • Josh and Betsy

    $100

  • Sue and Chris Klem

    $100

  • John & Kris Carmichael

    $75

  • Amber and Jay

    $50

  • chad dobson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Elizabeth Teague

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Betsy Boyle for Rosario Castellon

    $10

  • Walter Peri

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lamberabois

    $50

  • Jonathan Rosenthal

    $25

  • Diane Hellens and Neel Teague

    $100

  • Stella Klemperer

    $100

  • Nathaniel Buckholz

    $10

  • Miranda Pingree

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • claire

    $10

  • Barbara Vallarino

    $25

  • Catherine Gill

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Betsy Boyle for Catherine Gill

    $10

  • Betsy Boyle for Debra Shapira

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Susan Baum and Eric Schenkel

    $500

  • Betsy Boyle for Lauren Baum

    $10

  • Pak Bennie

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • taylor carr

     

  • Tom & Jen Hanlon-Wilde

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Jenna Nichols

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $4,000

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Kristen Kenny

    $30

  • Nicole Perry

    $25

  • Willy & Gina Foote

    $250

  • Patrick & Amy

    $50

  • Laura Roper

    $25

  • JT

    $50

  • Bonnie Cockman

     

  • Carolyn

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $12

  • Jess Engebretson

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Stephanie Sherman

    $100

  • Randall & Elizabeth Atkin

    $200

  • Lara Bonn

    $20

  • Annie Groff

    $25

  • Betsy Boyle for Willy Foote

    $10

  • Sam Lunny

     

  • Caroline Pepperdine

     

  • Noah Manduke

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ricci y Josue

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kiran

    $50

  • Chiro

    $50

  • Nupur

    $50

  • Funke Oyewole

    $1,000

  • Cate Batson Baril

    $50

  • Carol Orme-Johnson

    $200

  • Pratik

    $50

  • laura mcauliffe

     

  • Mrs. Merle Baum

    $200

  • Rick and Gitte Shea

    $200

  • katherine borsecnik and gene weil

    $8,000

  • Jane Kokernak

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • NDS

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Rheinfrank Foundation

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laurel Neylon

    $50

  • Latitude

    $1,000

  • Denison Family Foundation

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Diego

    $50

  • Stephanie Odegard

    $50

  • Liz and Matt Luckett

     

  • Marcela Escobari

    $500

  • Kira Schmiedl

    $15

  • Cindy Willard

    $500

  • Jackie VanderBrug

    $100

  • Richard and Patricia Simon

    $1,000

  • Laura Vais

    $50

  • Tom and Gail Kaneb

    $550

  • Mary A. Lairon

    $75

  • Hank Cauley

    $500

  • Matthew Doeringer

    $750

  • Diane and Bob Judem

    $100

  • Ali Berman

    $50

  • Barbara Castellon, Nelito Tavares, John Lomba, Lauro Lizana

    $80

  • Daniel Valdivia V.

    $30

  • Carol Moore

    $10

  • Jean Hazell

     

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103% Raised of $90,000 Goal

The Team: $92,657 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Root Capital Inc.

Amount Raised

$84,607

 

94% Raised of $90,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elicia Carmichael

Amount Raised

$2,405

Fundraiser Title

William Foote

Amount Raised

$1,720

Fundraiser Title

Dan Crisafulli

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

230% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Baum

Amount Raised

$1,125

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Gill

Amount Raised

$410

Fundraiser Title

Rosario Castellon

Amount Raised

$405

Fundraiser Title

Liam Brody

Amount Raised

$385

Donor Comments

Jean Hazell

Jean Hazell

3 years ago

Carol Moore

Carol Moore

DONATION: $10

In honor of Willy Foote and his commitment to climate justice through solidarity. 3 years ago

Daniel Valdivia V.

Daniel Valdivia V.

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Barbara Castellon, Nelito Tavares, John Lomba, Lauro Lizana

Barbara Castellon, Nelito Tavares, John Lomba, Lauro Lizana

DONATION: $80

En tributo a mi padre José 3 years ago

Ali Berman

Ali Berman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Diane and Bob Judem

Diane and Bob Judem

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Matthew Doeringer

Matthew Doeringer

DONATION: $750

3 years ago

Hank Cauley

Hank Cauley

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Mary A. Lairon

Mary A. Lairon

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Tom and Gail Kaneb

Tom and Gail Kaneb

DONATION: $550

3 years ago