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between 25 and 40 years old
Having graduated in Medicine from the University of Ankatso in 2002, Dr Mamy started his own medical practice two years later, in a region that had never had a medical centre. In 2016, he took a training course in Health Care Management. The course, delivered by Shops Plus in partnership with
USAID, is aimed at Baobab Bank Madagascar’s customers in the private health care sector.
Aged 41, Mamie is a Congolese entrepreneur who has been selling food products commonly known as “fresh food” for nearly 22 years.
Four years ago, she was the victim of a robbery by armed bandits who stole all her capital. Deprived of her working capital, this very resourceful mother of three children confided in one of her friends who strongly recommended that she seek the services of Baobab.
Now the head of a successful fuel delivery company, Yang started off driving fuel tankers for almost 12 years. As a diligent driver, he always completed deliveries on time, to the delight of his customers. In 2010, with his wife’s help, Yang decided to start his own fuel delivery enterprise. Using his savings and money borrowed from family, he bought two fuel tankers and started his business, which quickly grew thanks to his network of customers.
Aged 44, Tambudzai started her business in 2003. At that time, she exported clothes to Botswana and sold her products at flea markets near where she lived in the Warren Park area of Harare. That year, she received loans to gradually expand her factory. Over time, she was able to acquire land in Domboshava, where she also built her house.
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.