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

Spittle, Tim
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Lending Analyst

Tim is responsible for providing analytical support to the Lending Team by managing our lending projections model, conducting portfolio analysis, coordinating portfolio data reporting activities and preparing lending performanc

Tim is responsible for providing analytical support to the Lending Team by managing our lending projections model, conducting portfolio analysis, coordinating portfolio data reporting activities and preparing lending performance metrics. Prior to joining Root Capital, he worked as a research associate and teaching assistant at Northeastern University's Social Enterprise Insitute. He also worked as a research assistant at Esperanza Internacional, a microfinance organization in the Dominican Republic. He a holds B.S. in business administration from the Northeastern University. 

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