A longtime Root Capital client, C.A.C. Chirinos coffee cooperative provides top-notch services to its members in the Cajamarca region of Peru and premium coffee to specialty buyers in the United States and Europe. Confronted with challenges like climate change and market volatility, C.A.C. Chirinos has taken many proactive measures to ensure the continued resilience, productivity and profitability of its 600 members.
Root Capital grows rural prosperity by investing in small and growing agricultural businesses that build sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America.
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One hundred miles northwest of Accra, Ghana, sits Asuom, a village of surprising and beautiful contrasts and contradictions.
With towering oaks, gushing waterfalls and long green stretches of bountiful coffee trees, Guatemala’s Maya Ixil region is a place of lyrical beauty. But listen closely enough, and the lyrics tell an entirely different story – a story of an ugly past marked by heartbreaking violence.
The Village Nut Company is a macadamia nut processor located in Kenya's Nyeri County. A woman-led and gender-inclusive family business, Village Nut generates stable incomes for its nearly 100 employees and the 6,000 farmers from whom it sources macadamia nuts. Additionally, Village Nut's leaders are taking active steps to invest in the young people in their community by intentionally creating attractive career paths for young people in agriculture.