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

Alexandra Newcomb
employee spotlight
ACCDER- Impact Coordinator

Alexandra conducts studies of clients involved in the Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative and designs tools to measure and communicate impact.

Alexandra conducts studies of clients involved in the Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative and designs tools to measure and communicate impact. Previously, she was a Credit Officer at Accion in Boston and later worked for the nonprofits ACDI/VOCA and Sustainable Harvest in Peru where she coordinated the programs “Strengthening the Value Chain of Coffee in Peru” and “Let’s Talk Coffee in Peru” respectively. Alexandra holds a BA in International Relations from Boston College. 

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