Roslin Ives runs a company that distributes cleaning detergent of major companies in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo. The business which has been in existence since August 2018, is now focused on working on their marketing strategy to ensure more people know about the products that they are distributing. They have identified three suppliers who provide the goods on credit so that they are able to meet the demand of the burgeoning market.
Gloria, who has just finished college, where she studied accounts, has been working for Roslin for about two months but yet to find her footing in the company. In a country where unemployment is very high, Gloria is making an effort to learn about distribution and how she can streamline logistics in order to reduce the high operations costs.
Roslin, who also volunteers at Centre de Formation a Initiative Privee (CFIP) which is supported by Children’s Mission Africa CMA) mentors Gloria on aspects related to business management. Gloria is not her only protege. The company has about 80% female employees. Roslin believes in women empowerment and has taken upon himself too ensure women are given opportunities in order to be economically and socially empowered.