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

Gilbert Bustamante
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ACCDER - Financial Advisory Services Coordinator

Gilbert coordinates technical assistance programs in Peru.

Gilbert coordinates technical assistance programs in Peru. Previously, he provided training and technical assistance to coffee producing organizations as part of the Producer Partnership Program developed by Twin Trading and the Peruvian National Coffee Board. He holds a B.S in Zootechnical Engineering from Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.   

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