Florence WambuaPortfolio Manager, East Africa
I support the growth and quality of Root Capital’s East Africa portfolio by gathering, verifying and conducting financial and credit analysis of potential loans from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and monitoring the quality of outstanding loans. For over a decade, I worked as a banker servicing mostly SMEs. I came to Root Capital because I was interested in impact investing and how well-placed loans can alleviate poverty and change people’s lives. As I grow at Root Capital, I’d like to continue learning more about investing with impact and development finance so that I can understand the overall structure of how the organization works, including functions like fundraising or business development that I’m not as directly involved in. When I’m not in the office, I love to spend time with my friends, listen to music, and go swimming with my daughter.