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Chile is one of Latin America’s fastest grow­ing economies. Accord­ing to the World Bank, approx­i­mately seven mil­lion Chileans lifted them­selves out of poverty between 2004 and 2012 due largely to increases in gain­ful employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. Despite such socioe­co­nomic improve­ment, Chile con­tin­ues to under­per­form, rel­a­tive to neigh­bor­ing coun­tries like Argentina, with regards to envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. Plas­tic pol­lu­tion …
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SEI Students Implement Impact Investment in the Dominican Republic

By Olivia Allen On Sat­ur­day, May 2nd, SEI stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff will travel to Santo Domingo, Domini­can Repub­lic to study micro­fi­nance and eco­nomic devel­op­ment in the Domini­can Repub­lic and Cuba. Lead­er­ship at Esper­anza Inter­na­tional, a micro­fi­nance insti­tu­tion and Grameen repli­cant will task stu­dents from North­east­ern and Insti­tuto Tec­nológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) with a research …
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Two Degrees Food

Mal­nu­tri­tion is the num­ber one killer of chil­dren under five in the devel­op­ing world. Community-based Ther­a­peu­tic Care (CTC) and Ready-to-Use Foods (RUF) have rev­o­lu­tion­ized how mal­nu­tri­tion is diag­nosed and treated. By treat­ing chronic hunger and under­nour­ish­ment by pro­vid­ing for­ti­fied meals to chil­dren through school-based health clinics, Two Degrees is help­ing chil­dren receive the care they need to live …
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Root Capital

Founded in 1999 by Willy Foote, Root Cap­i­tal is a non­profit social invest­ment fund that grows rural pros­per­ity in poor, envi­ron­men­tally vul­ner­a­ble places in Africa and Latin Amer­ica by lend­ing cap­i­tal, deliv­er­ing finan­cial train­ing, and strength­en­ing mar­ket con­nec­tions for small and grow­ing agri­cul­tural busi­nesses. Root Cap­i­tal: Bridg­ing the Microloan Gap for Farm­ers Across the World

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