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Total loan: $27,975

Heri

Unigom, Sud-Kivu, Congo (DRC) / Services

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A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment in Goma.


Heri's story

Heri is a 27 year old driven entrepreneur who holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to Jibu he was a marketing agent at Silent Ocean in Guangzhou (China). When he moved to Goma where his family is, that is when he started working with Jibu. He started as an owner of a Jibu outlet franchise, worked so hard to improve his sales, and make sure people in his community get safe drinking water which is an issue in that area. Because of his hard work he was recently selected among those who will be given the opportunity to own a franchise. This loan will pay for all the items he needs to get his franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of his Jibu water filtration unit. Jibu is a social enterprise that is pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. The company’s vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of invested business owners like Heri, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.