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

Githinji, Pauline
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Impact Data Officer

Pauline is responsible for the implementation of impact assessment studies and IT application project management for embedding impact assessment studies in client enterprises.

Pauline is responsible for the implementation of impact assessment studies and IT application project management for embedding impact assessment studies in client enterprises. Previously, she worked for Nokia's local research unit in the design and development of sustainable mobile solutions for emerging markets in Sub Saharan Africa. Pauline holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a M.B.A. from Strathmore University in Kenya.

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