ImpactAlpha, August 31 – Quito-based INSOTEC provides loans and credit to Ecuador’s micro-business owners and smallholder farmers. Its $58 million loan book serves roughly 18,000 borrowers. A $3 million investment from the Agri-Business Capital Fund, or ABC Fund, will aid farmers in the COVID recovery (see, “Emerging markets Agri-Business Capital Fund secures €50 million“).
ImpactAlpha, Aug. 18 – Entrepreneurs in Latin America are weathering the pandemic to create sales channels for small farmers, online education for students and clean, accessible energy for rural households. But early-stage companies in the region that are delivering essential social and environmental services to low-income communities are struggling to access the kind of capital, at