About Us

About Us

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 small and growing agricultural businesses.

Our approach

Our Clients

Root Capital clients are farmer associations and private businesses that help build sustainable livelihoods by aggregating hundreds, or even thousands of rural producers in Africa and Latin America.

Our Portfolio

Our Results

Since 1999, Root Capital has disbursed more than $740 million in credit to over 530 businesses in Africa and Latin America. Learn more about Root Capital’s impact on our clients’ businesses, farm families, and the environment.

Our Impact

Our Story

Root Capital Timeline

Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, has more than 10 years of experience in impact investing. Learn more about Root Capital’s history.

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Our Team

Elia, Lubna
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Senior Director of Governance & Compliance

Lubna manages Root Capital’s legal resources, Board operations, and compliance functions.

Lubna manages Root Capital’s legal resources, Board operations, and compliance functions. She has twelve years of experience in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors, having previously led resource development and brand management at Design that Matters and served as director of development at Teach for America-Houston. Lubna holds an M.A. in international relations from Boston University and a B.A. in humanities honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

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