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

Milán Báez Acón
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Capital Mobilization Officer

Milán is responsible for liaising with financial institutions to cataylze new local sources of financing in the agricultural sector in Central America as part of the Root Link initiative.

Milán is responsible for liaising with financial institutions to cataylze new local sources of financing in the agricultural sector in Central America as part of the Root Link initiative. He also assists with loan generation and underwriting as part of the initiative. Previously, he was a consultant to Agroclick and worked as an account executive at the National Bank of Costa Rica. He holds a B.A. in economics from the National University of Costa Rica and a M.A. in business administration from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica. 

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