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Root Capital Root Capital is a nonprofit agricultural lender that grows rural prosperity in Africa and Latin America.

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OVERVIEW

Description

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

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$50,000 - $2,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$110,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Food and Nutrition

Stages

  • 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
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • Latin America
  • Subsaharan Africa

funding types

  • Debt

DEALS

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.