May 29, 2014

Alumna Mentors and Finances Other Women Business Leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumna Patricia Nzolantima returned home after her exchange and started a micro finance program to help local entrepreneurs start medical supply stores. She provides microfinance assistance to women like Irene Mpoy who have gone on to open their own medical businesses. On May 3rd, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kinshasa to meet with YALI alumni and future participants. Accompanied by Patricia, he toured Irene’s store and commented on the leadership role that YALI alumni like her continue to play in their local communities.