• Organization TypeInvestment & Finance
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1999
They help unlock opportunity for people in vulnerable places. In order to address some of the world's most fundamental challenges—feeding the future, preserving the planet, and securing peace—they need to focus on 2 billion people. That's the number who live in rural areas on less than $2 a day. Many of them are farming to feed the rest of the world, yet they are not getting enough to eat. Many live hundreds of miles from accessible markets, without the roads to reach them. Root Capital seeks to improve the lives of rural farmers by connecting them with the formal economy. They invest in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from thousands of smallholder farmers. They connect members to markets and help improve their farming practices. With growth, these businesses become engines of impact that can raise incomes and create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.

Where is Root Capital
    Location of open jobs
    Projects2Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    78Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Demand Assessment for SME Financing in Vietnam’s Coffee Industry
      Viet Nam, South Asia, East Asia and Pacific
    • Root Capital Fellow
      United States

    Staff at Root Capital have experience in


    • development
    • market research
    • trade customs
    • media affairs / public relations
    • private sector development


    • world bank group


    • united states
    • rwanda
    • kenya
    • singapore
    • worldwide


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Cambridge
    • 130 Bishop Allen Drive 2nd Floor Cambridge,
    • Costa Rica
    • San Jose
    • 300 metros Este de Plaza Mayor, Rohrmoser Edificio Prisma Dental, 2do Piso
    • Mexico
    • San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Ma. Adelina Flores No. 20, Zona Centro San Cristóbal de las Casas
    • Kenya
    • Nairobi
    • Methodist Ministries Centre Oloitoktok Rd Lavington
    • Guatemala
    • Quezaltenango
    • 22 Avenida 3-87, Zona 3, Edificio Europa Oficina 4-0609001


    Primary sectors

    Trade Customs
    Farming / Crops
    Events / Training
    Market Research
    Research & Development
    Private Sector Development
    Personnel / Human Resources
    Financial Services

    Contract Awards