After Homestrings, then comes the AMCHAM SME Financing week!

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After representing Ovamba at the Homestrings webinar conference, the ever active Viola Llewellyn landed in Cameroon the following day, to prepare for the AMCHAM SME Financing week. This prestigious event will take place on Tuesday, November 24 2015, at Akwa Palace Hotel in Akwa (Douala), and Ovamba will be among the sponsors.

The event is themed “Smart Financing for the Growth of SMEs in Cameroon”, and the schedule has been divided into several workshops. The opening will be presided by H.E Alamine Ousmane Mey, minister of finance, and H.E Stephane Hoza, U.S ambassador in Cameroon.

Viola Llewellyn will present at the second workshop. Alongside to present with her will be Georgia Mclaughin from Shekina Fund, Mehita Sylla from IFC (International Finance Corporation).

Participation in such prestigious events are practical steps towards visibility at the national, continental and global level. With the deliverables that have resulted from events, we can confidently say that Ovamba is on the right path to position itself as a leader of SME financing in Africa.


 The American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAMs) outside the US territory, are non-profit, independent associations formed by U.S. business people and nationals who do business with the United States.

AMCHAM is affiliated to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (COCUSA) in Washington DC, the largest federated business organization in the world, with offices in 65 countries. AMCHAMs work closely with the government of the host country, to facilitate investment and trade.


Ovamba is a US based financial services technology   company founded by Marvin R. R. Cole and Viola A. Llewellyn in early 2013.  Ovamba launched in June 2014 in Douala, Cameroon. Ovamba’s internet based platform allows accredited and institutional investors seeking liquidity from investment in African debt to invest in high quality, well-vetted small business loans and other assets from African financial institutions. Ovamba currently in Cameroon has plans in the near future to offer similar services in the Economic Community of Central African States market.  Longer-term expansion plans include other regions of Africa and additional products. Ovamba is led by a management team with deep experience in banking, technology and banking advisory from firms such as Mckinsey & Co, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, National Commercial Bank, Rothschild, Unisys and many others.