Root Capital Root Capital is a nonprofit agricultural lender that grows rural prosperity in Africa and Latin America.
Root Capital is a nonprofit agricultural lender 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 agricultural small and growing businesses.
Root Capital clients are associations and private businesses that help create sustainable livelihoods by aggregating the products of hundreds, or, in many cases, thousands of farmers. As of November 2014, Root Capital had disbursed over $740 million in credit to 530 businesses. These loans have helped Root Capital clients improve livelihoods for more than 1.1 million farmers and 4.8 million household members in Africa and Latin America.
FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA
$50,000 - $2,000,000
INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS
Agriculture; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Food and Nutrition
- 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
- 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
- 6) Solidifying Operations
- 7) Rapid Growth
- 8) Exit or Mature Business
social vs. financial return preference
- 1: Social Return First
Types of entities
- For Profit
providing funding for these regions
- Latin America
- Subsaharan Africa