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

Cepedes, Lisa
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Regional Marketing Manager

Lisa Cepedes leads the creation and implementation of Root Capital's marketing strategy in Latin America.

Lisa Cepedes leads the creation and implementation of Root Capital's marketing strategy in Latin America. Before coming to Root Capital, Lisa owned her own boutique communications and marketing consultancy and also worked in Rome at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Lisa holds a B.A. in behavioral social sciences and a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from the University of Central Florida.

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