Transforming Women’s Lives

One field. That’s all Bertha Nzabinita had left after the Rwandan genocide. One field, a young son to raise, and few options.

Until she joined Musasa. With the help of this coffee cooperative, Bertha increased her harvest. Higher revenue meant she could repair her family home and pay school fees for her child.

We finance gender-inclusive agricultural businesses that actively create jobs and opportunities for women. Our loans enable them to provide higher and more stable prices to their members—women and men.

We train women leaders, managers, support staff, and farmers in key financial and agricultural skills. These women are the “hidden influencers” of the rural economy.

We advance gender-inclusive policies and practices in agricultural enterprises. Through Gender Equity Grants, we help businesses implement activities to enhance women's inclusion.

By joining Root Capital, you can strengthen businesses that are committed to the rise of women in agriculture. With your support, we can grow a better future for women and their communities.

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