Chooze is a good returns company and invests its profits in anti-poverty programs at the end of each year.  These programs provide training, support, education, and loans to women so they can start their own businesses and lift themselves out of poverty.  The loans are paid back at the end of the year, and the cycle starts again.  They choose to loan money this way because it is more sustainable than a one time donation.  Chooze made its first microfinance investment and is now partnered with the Grameen Foundation.  The program will help around 100 women start businesses and lift themselves out of poverty.

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About Katherine Rodota

Katherine is a recent graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studied International Business and French. She is currently working at a private equity firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katherine loves to travel, and recently spent her summer volunteering in Mauritius.