Root Capital grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America.

PRI Profile

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund 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. Root Capital provides financing to farmer associations and private businesses that help build sustainable livelihoods by aggregating hundreds, or even thousands of rural producers in Africa and Latin America.

Highlights

Through the end of 2016, Root Capital has disbursed more than $1 billion in credit to over 600 businesses in Africa and Latin America.