Nourishing Rural Communities

For the first time in more than a decade, world hunger is on the rise, affecting one in nine people.

We support businesses that are directly investing in food security. Recognizing the importance of strong local markets, we finance businesses that sell staple crops—ensuring a sustainable, cost-effective source of nutrition for local communities.

We grow agricultural businesses, so they can put more money in farmers’ pockets. With finance and training from Root Capital, they can generate more revenue. This means higher payments to members—who can then afford to put more food on the table.

We train businesses to offer credit to members, preventing the seasonal cycle of hunger and malnutrition. Our expert advisory team builds the financial management skills of our clients, so they can disburse life-saving loans to farming families.

By joining Root Capital, you can help ensure that rural communities secure the food and nutrition they need. With your support, we can create a world where no one goes hungry.

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La Vivriére: Reclaiming Nutritious Home-Grown Grains in Senegal

Recognizing the need for affordable, nutrient-rich alternatives to imported rice, this agroprocessing business built up the market for traditional Senegalese grains. After years of watching working mothers feed their children imported rice rather than local Senegalese grains, Bineta Coulibaly decided to take action. Traditionally, women used locally-produced and nutrient-rich millet flour to make couscous, arraw (small balls of flour cooked…

Yedent: Producing Affordable Grains to Feed Malnourished Families in Ghana

​To address chronic malnutrition, this business developed a hybrid model that allows them to produce and distribute fortified cereals to the people who need it most. “How can I make healthy food easily available to my country’s poorest people?” In 2004, a desire to answer this question inspired Ghanaian entrepreneur Samuel “Kwame” Ntim to leave his comfortable job behind and…