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 $500 million in credit to over 400 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

Elsa Cortijo
employee spotlight
ACCDER - Innovation and Investment Analyst

Elsa works on identifying businesses that promote food security and conducts research on crop industries, dairy/livestock and clean technologies.

Elsa works on identifying businesses that promote food security and conducts research on crop industries, dairy/livestock and clean technologies. Previously, Elsa served as assistant to the Business Planning Unit at Banco Agropecuario and as a consultant for Banco Mundial. She holds an M.S. in land and project development from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier in France and B.S. in agricultural engineering from La Molina National Agrarian University in Peru. 

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