Maranatha Group – Food Retail (Brazzaville, Congo)
Marie, age 40, is a member of the Maranatha group. Marie sells bread with assorted toppings at her local market. Many people stop at these small bread stands for a quick lunch or snack during the day. She provides several options to put on the bread, including cheese, sausage, chocolate, butter, and peanut butter. She has had this business for 19 years. She has gained many valuable regular customers over the years.
She will use the loan funds to buy more bread, butter, chocolate spread, peanut butter, and sausage. Her business strategy is to offer good customer service and to always have the toppings her customers want. She and her husband have a 15-year-old child who is currently attending school.
Marie’s goal is to gain more clients and grow her business. She wants her child to have a good life.