Amos, 45, is a Kinshasa-based retailer who provides mobile telephone and mobile money products and services. He sells mobile telephones as well as M-Pesa, Orange Money and Airtel Money services.
Amos had reached out to other microfinance institutions before turning to Baobab DRC. Over his 13 years in business, he has faced challenges such as robberies, and short illness of his wife. As his bank was not offering much in the way of help, he later approached Baobab on the recommendation of a family member.
Amos has been able to open four new outlets over six loan cycles. He has no plans to stop until he reaches his goal of running 24 outlets across Kinshasa. In Baobab, he has found a reliable partner, and he is not reluctant to recommend Baobab to other business owners in his sector or to family members. Aside his plans for expansion, he also plans to buy a house to avoid renting in the future.
He has an eight member staff – five women and three men – and considers it a great source of pride to be able to «pay my employees’ monthly wages and see them thrive day in, day out. »