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.

View our Timeline

Our Team

Ndatimana, Etienne
employee spotlight
Loan Officer, Rwanda and Burundi

Etienne's responsibilities include lead generation, loan processing and portfolio management in Rwanda, and extension of Root Capital in the Burundi market.

Etienne's responsibilities include lead generation, loan processing and portfolio management in Rwanda, and extension of Root Capital in the Burundi market. Etienne joined Root Capital from IFC where, for 6 years, he built and managed partnerships with commercial lenders and large organizations to strengthen management skills and help small and growing enterprises become investment ready. Prior to that, he was a finance manager in an agricultural SME with a strong social impact mission. Etienne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and MBA (Finance) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

English, French and Kiswahili
Rwanda