About Us

About Us

Root Capital is an agricultural impact investor 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 $900 million in credit to over 600 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

Arame Wade
employee spotlight
Advisory Associate, West Africa

As Advisory Associate for the West Africa region, Arame supports our advisory work throughout the West Africa portfolio.

As Advisory Associate for the West Africa region, Arame supports our advisory work throughout the West Africa portfolio. Before joining the Root Capital team, Arame worked for International Relief and Development (IRD) in Senegal, where she supported local cashew businesses with financial management training and business plan development and helped them procure financing. Arame holds a Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness from Southwest Minnesota State University.

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Senegal