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

Edward Gachuna
employee spotlight
Director of Accounting

Edward is responsible for designing and implementing the appropriate accounting policies and procedures and internal controls for all Root Capital offices.  He produces a timely, accurate consolidated Financial Statements, and

Edward is responsible for designing and implementing the appropriate accounting policies and procedures and internal controls for all Root Capital offices.  He produces a timely, accurate consolidated Financial Statements, and manages the annual audit and IRS Form 990. Previously he served as Senior Accountant for UMass Memorial Health Care, and as Senior Accountant for Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Edward holds an MBA from Fitchburg State University, a BS in Accounting from the National University in San Diego, and is CPA licensed by the MA Board of Public Accountancy.

 

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