“When we first started the cooperative, it was comprised of both men and women, but decisions were always in the hands of the men. At the time, there were women members, but they had trouble accessing training and financing. So, we changed our cooperative laws to include equality for women, to draw awareness to women’s issues through education and communication.”
– Denia Alexa Marín Colindres, General Coordinator, PRODECOOP, a Root Capital client in Nicaragua
Root Capital’s Women in Agriculture Initiative aims to enhance our lending products and financial advisory services to provide reliable economic opportunities for women throughout the value chain. Stay tuned to this space for the release of our second issue brief, focused on gender-lens investing, this spring.