Strengthening Value Chains


Root Capital lends capital and provides financial training to enable small and growing rural businesses in Africa and Latin America to access global markets and create sustainable livelihoods for small-scale farmers. With access to credit and financial management training, Root Capital clients are able to increase their product’s volume, quality, and consistency, and can thereby become more reliable suppliers—all of which are critical to the long-term viability of agricultural supply chains.

Root Capital financing and training help mitigate supply chain risks by ensuring that suppliers have the capital and knowledge they need to build long-term, sustainable relationships. Root Capital clients are trusted suppliers to more than 120 buyers, ranging from sustainability pioneers, such as Equal Exchange and The Body Shop, to global companies, including General Mills, Keurig Green Mountain, Starbucks, Pier1 Imports, and Whole Foods Market.

Part of Solution

  • Financing the Developing World's "Missing Middle"

  • Resources