Microfinance and Its Critics: An Update

Oct 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters, Microfinance, Socially responsible investing, Today's Post

The convergence of a central banker and micro financiers at a recent ceremony in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea inspires a look at where the MFI industry stands, and where it is headed.

Alpha Hunters: Investing in Global Development

Dec 15th, 2011 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies, Microfinance, Today's Post

Root Capital since inception have provided $330 million in credit to 349 small and growing businesses in 30 countries, maintaining a 99% repayment rate from our borrowers and a 100% repayment rate to our investors. This year alone, they have supplied $120 million in credit to 250 businesses which represent (or aggregate) 220,000 small-scale producers. That investment will (at a conservative estimate) benefit the lives of over 1.1 million people.