• Organization TypeInvestment & Finance
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1999
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. They began lending to rural grassroots businesses to provide access to affordable credit for sustainable enterprises that stimulate economic growth and environmental stewardship in the developing world. They have honed a model that channels capital to these businesses when they need it most while mitigating the risks that have kept them isolated from mainstream financial markets for so long. Root Capital’s lending is directed towards businesses that are too big for microfinance, but generally unable to secure credit from conventional commercial banks – “the missing middle” of developing-world finance.   Their 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. Their Clients 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 the clients’ businesses, farm families, and the environment.    

Where is Root Capital


8Current jobs
48Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Credit Analyst
  • Grant Writing Manager
    United States
  • Lending Farming Company Executive Assistant
    United States
  • Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
    United States

Staff at Root Capital have experience in


  • development
  • market research
  • trade customs
  • research & development
  • private sector development


  • world bank group


  • united states
  • el salvador
  • china
  • guatemala
  • mauritius


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

Contact Root Capital

Current staff

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  • Catherine Gill
    Executive Vice President of Investor Relations & Communications
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Former staff

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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

Primary Funders

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