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

Bennet Ansong
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Senior Credit Analyst

As the Senior Credit Analyst Supports the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in West Africa by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

As the Senior Credit Analyst Supports the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in West Africa by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). and monitoring the quality of outstanding loans. Prior to working for Root Capital, Bennet worked as a Senior Business Services Officer in USAID/Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Program (ADVANCE) in Ghana, providing demand-driven technical assistance and training on improved business practices to farm businesses, farmer organizations and other value chain businesses. Bennet holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

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