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

Diop, Salif
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Senior Credit Analyst for West Africa

As the Risk Officer for West Africa, Salif works closely with the regional lending team for West Africa to provide guidance around underwriting, performance monitoring, and general compliance with lending policy.

As the Risk Officer for West Africa, Salif works closely with the regional lending team for West Africa to provide guidance around underwriting, performance monitoring, and general compliance with lending policy. Before joining Root Capital, Salif worked in cash transactions at Citi Bank Senegal. He holds both an M.B.A. and a M.S in finance from Suffolk University in Boston.

French, English, Wolof
Senegal