September 2016 | J-Palm Liberia

From Sales Agents to Distributors: Empowering Liberian Women Entrepreneurs


L-R: Winifred Gbeior, Maria Kollie, Melvin Lansana (Marketing Coordinator) and Mardea Gbah

Congratulations to Mardea, Maria and Winifred, our most consistent and highest grossing sales agents for the last three months. Today, they graduated from Sales Agents to become independent distributors.

J-Palm Liberia will provide each of them with an initial stock of Kernel Fresh in the form of 0% interest loan payable over 6 months. They will sell the initial stock and use the proceeds to purchase subsequent stock at wholesale prices. This arrangement is estimated to increase their incomes by almost 70%.

Join us in congratulating these hardworking, dynamic and enterprising ladies!

Tony Blair visits J-Palm Liberia

Note: This post was originally published on the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative Website.

Mr Johnson describes his plans for the future of J-Palm

Mr Johnson describes his plans for the future of J-Palm

Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) Patron, Tony Blair, visited  J-Palm Liberia on Tuesday September 6, 2016. J-Palm’s founder, Mahmud Johnson, showed Mr Blair and Nick Thompson, AGI’s CEO, around one of Liberia’s most innovative businesses.

J-Palm’s model is simple. They use otherwise wasted palm kernels to produce palm oil products, by providing equipment to small holder farmers which helps them increase their productivity and improve their livelihoods. J-Palm then employ fifty young Liberians to manufacture affordable beauty and energy products, some of which are on show in the factory.

Read the full post on the AGI website here.