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WSMUP in Congo in March, with Monielo

Henry and the store manager

We Start Me Up is in Congo in March, supporting Monielo projects. We still need financial support to cover the expenses of this project. Please click here to donate.


PEMO – Economic Project of Monielo. This project is multi-fold, providing housing for a dozen orphans and also funding scholarships for 100 children to attend school from elementary to university level. In addition, this project started a farm in December, 2021, selling the produce and using the money to fund the orphanage and scholarships. 

Now, they’re looking to improve the project in multiple ways.    

For the store:

  • Training the store manager in retail management
  • Implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software called Odoo

For the farm:

  • Supervise and assist in construction of a 1000 square foot warehouse
  • Training on how to use Odoo, including stock management
  • Coaching organization

For the orphanage:

  • Management training for the new officers


We Start Me Up (WSMUP) – Run by founder and president Jeremie, WSMP is an organization that provides professional training, personal support and assistance to people in less developed countries who would like to create profitable, sustainable and successful small businesses. It was founded by current president Jeremie who has experience as a training director and manager in retail as well as a contractor in architectural design. 

MONIELO – A French non-profit organization with projects in Kinshasa, DR Congo supporting child housing and educational opportunities. Run by president Henri Mfumu-Zingi with ground operations in Kinshasa controlled by Noblesse Munseke.


In March, 2022 WSMUP president Jeremie will be traveling to Kinshasa to assist in these improvements. If you would like to contribute towards his travel fund, please visit “donate”.

One the way to become a Charitable NonProfit…

Since the beginning of 2021, we were few people, willing to provide training and support individuals who have the desire to create their own activity in their country, their village, their community.

After a first try while I was in Morocco, with Nahoud, I realize of the benefit of the project. Nahoud is a woman in Marrakech, creating ottomans with recycled tires. The idea is great, but she had no knowledge on how to make it as a real business. I gave her some training and coaching, so even she wasn’t ready to step in yet as a business woman, she was very happy to have some knowledge on how to run the business.

Today, after months of paperwork, we are waiting to be recognize by IRS as official Charitable Non-Profit. The reason for that recognition is to be able to receive Tax Exempt donation and start fundraising.

That project cannot work without the financial and volunteering support of individuals.

We hope we will find soon more people willing to be involve with us 🙂