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

Mayela Bonilla
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Administrative and Human Resources Assistant

Mayela is responsible for the administration of the Costa Rica office and provides support for the human resources team. Previously, she was the Coordinator for  EARTH University's Internship Program and Administrator of the In

Mayela is responsible for the administration of the Costa Rica office and provides support for the human resources team. Previously, she was the Coordinator for  EARTH University's Internship Program and Administrator of the International Academic Program. Most recently, she worked as the Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator at Rainforest Alliance. She is a graduate of the American Business Academy and has received project management training from the Costa Rican Chamber of Industries.

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