With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Agribusiness

We help agri-businesses to grow and add value locally: marketing their finished product in local or African markets. An example: investment in an integrated coffee roasting company in CAR. The company sources, produces and markets Robusta coffee for the local and regional markets.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Education

With limited state-funding for education, private schools play an important role in addressing schooling needs. We invested in several private schools across DRC, which provide nursery, primary and secondary education for all income levels. The increase in admissions shows the pent-up demand for affordable, quality education.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Healthcare

Central Africa lacks quality healthcare and affordable locally produced pharmaceutical products, so we invested in these areas. Our clinic in Kinshasa has grown from an emergency healthcare provider to a full-service hospital including hospitalisation, laboratory, maternity and surgical procedures. The pharmaceutical companies manufacture and distribute locally a wide range of generic pharmaceuticals, including IV fluids for use in hospitals and clinics and over the counter ear and eye drops.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Retail

The growing (urban) population in DRC consumes more and more. By investing in both retail and wholesale traders in DRC, we aim to improve access to consumer goods. The first proper supermarket in Boma opened in 2016, offering a wide range of products as well as a bakery and restaurant. Other examples are a low-income household and hygiene products retailer and a wholesaler providing food supplies to bakeries and supermarkets in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Services

As a (corporate) consumer in Central Africa, reliable service suppliers are hard to find – execution is often weak. We have invested in a call centre with operations in Kinshasa and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo) which now counts several large mobile operators as clients thanks to its professional approach. Some other examples are a car rental business, a logistics company and a 4G internet service provider in CAR, providing faster internet at better prices.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Transport

As air and rail transport is nascent, roads and rivers provide vital links with the rest of the world. We have invested in several road and river transport companies. These companies cover major routes on the Congo river and on cross border corridors in South-East DRC as well as between CAR and Cameroon, thus help in unlocking the vast rural areas in CAR and DRC.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable (basic) products and services, lower operating costs for businesses, generate jobs and unlock human and geographic potential.

Hospitality

Access to affordable good quality lodging and food is limited. Hence our investments in hotels in Kinshasa and Goma as well as restaurants or newer food distribution concepts