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To honor the memory and continue the spirit of Helmer Marquardt, our dear friend and inspiring mentor.

About us
We are a group of people who have been fortunate enough to have worked with Helmer and to have had him as a friend and a mentor. With great warmth and generosity he always inspired us to ”lift ourselves by the hair” and to bring out the entreprenuer within.

Helmer, you are no longer with us. But inside all of us are at least some grains of the wisdom you shared, the flames of your inspiring pep-talks and humour of your unforgettable ”Helmer-isms”. These we cannot loose and as we go forward we hope that we will be able to pass them on to others.


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  • Yaobgueta Salamata
    Burkina Faso
    Yaobgueta Salamata received a loan from Janne to buy 3 cargo bike loads of wood and 10 bags of charcoal and put aside money to take care of her children.
  • Linh
    Linh received a loan from Janne to build a toilet for her family.
  • Clarah
    Clarah received a loan from Lasse an elderly single woman to buy certified seeds and high-quality fertilizers.
  • Esther
    Esther received a loan from Lasse to buy farming essentials, which she will use to improve her production, thereby making more profit to support her family during this hard economic period.
  • Mognoudia Group
    Mognoudia Group received a loan from Lasse to buy grains to resell so as to take good care of her family.
  • Benkadi Group
    Benkadi Group received a loan from Lasse to buy animals for resale in order to meet their needs.
  • Simone
    Burkina Faso
    Simone received a loan from Lasse to buy 2 sewing machines, 21 poplin rolls, 20 filling packets and 4 lace rolls for her business as well as to reinvest the profits.

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