With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable 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, regional or international markets. Examples: investment in an integrated coffee roasting company in CAR, which sources, produces and markets Robusta coffee for the local and regional markets and an investment in a coffee trader in Uganda, who sources from local producers and exports to Europe and the Middle East.

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

Healthcare

Central and East Africa lack quality healthcare and affordable locally produced or distributed pharmaceutical products.  We therefore invested in three hospitals in Kinshasa and Kampala, to expand their services and quality of care. Our investments in several pharmaceutical companies in DRC serve to expand local manufacturing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals, including IV fluids for use in hospitals and over the counter ear and eye drops. Funding of a pharmacy chain in Kampala helps providing better access to medicines to the general population.

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

Retail

The growing (urban) population in DRC and Uganda consumes more and more. By investing in both retailers 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 as well as several other supermarkets. A bakery chain in Kampala provides daily bread across a network of outlets.

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

Services

As a (corporate) consumer in Central and East 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 and a cleaning company in Uganda, servicing corporate clients.

With investments in various sectors, XSML aims to improve access to affordable 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 around Kinshasa, 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 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