• Root Capital Named to ImpactAssets 50

    Financial services firm ImpactAssets selected Root Capital for its annual list of top 50 impact investing firms for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Applying a Gender Lens to Agriculture

    In this new issue brief, the second in Root Capital’s Issue Brief Series, we share our experience of applying a gender lens to our work in smallholder agricultural finance.

  • 1,500 Loans. 1,500 Stories. 15 Years.

    This year, Root Capital celebrates an important anniversary: 15 years of investing to grow rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable communities in Africa and Latin America. Help us celebrate the success we’ve achieved together!

  • Announcing the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund

    Root Capital has partnered with Cooperative Coffees, DOEN, Keurig Green Mountain, Starbucks and USAID to launch the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund. The new Resilience Fund will leverage $23 million for coffee farmers combatting the devastating coffee rust outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our Vision

  • We envision a thriving financial market
    serving agricultural businesses that generate long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability for small-scale farmers and their communities around the world.

Our Impact

Root Capital strives to have a positive social and environmental impact on rural businesses, families and communities – while maintaining a 100% repayment rate to our investors.

Producers Reached*
Number of Loans*
Hectares Under Sustainable Cultivation*
* As of June 30, 2014

Our Approach

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 agricultural small and growing businesses.

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