• Celebrate With Us!

    This year, Root Capital celebrates 15 years of growing rural prosperity. Join us in NYC on Thursday, November 13 for a global music party to mark the occasion! 

  • Help Root Capital raise $100K!

    We’re very excited to announce Root Capital's participation in the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising campaign hosted by the Skoll Foundation. Help us meet our goal of $100K by donating today!

  • 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!

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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