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

Canda, Yessenia
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Human Resources Assistant

Yessenia coordinates communication between Root Capital’s global offices and assists with accounting and human resources.

Yessenia coordinates communication between Root Capital’s global offices and assists with accounting and human resources. Previously, she worked at Ernst & Young Nicaragua as an administrative assistant and later as a financial audit assistant. Yessenia also worked at Walmart Nicaragua supporting the comptrollership and administration departments. She holds a B.A. in business administration, banking, and finance. 

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