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

Mueni Manthi, Agnes
employee spotlight
Business Development Officer, East Africa

Agnes supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations.

Agnes supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations. Agnes has fourteen years of experience in the microfinance sector, most recently as the Operations and Business Development Manager for K-Rep Fedha Services Ltd. She has firsthand experience in transforming donor funded projects into a for-profit business. Agnes has a Background in Accounting and Business and is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration (Project Management), at the Kenyatta University.

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Kenya