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.

View our Timeline

Our Team

Sall, Diaka
employee spotlight
Director of Lending, West Africa

Diaka oversees lead generation, loan underwriting, and loan application processing in Francophone West Africa. Previously, she worked as a credit analyst and relationship manager with Citibank Senegal.

Diaka oversees lead generation, loan underwriting, and loan application processing in Francophone West Africa. Previously, she worked as a credit analyst and relationship manager with Citibank Senegal. She has also consulted for the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. She holds an M.A. in applied economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.S. in agricultural economics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

French, English, Wolof
Senegal