In Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, a young woman heads a company trying to innovate the field of agribusiness. She transforms local products to supply families with various foodstuffs.
In November 2016, Rachel Kombela, aged only 19, started her business, “Richel Food” with a capital of 8 million CFA francs received from some partners.
She employs 12 agents, for a monthly turnover of 5 million CFA francs. And makes products such as pepper paste, groundnut paste, crawfish or cassava flour and saka-saka, pounded cassava leaves all available in supermarkets in Congo.
Insecurity in the department of Pool Department, the main agricultural production area and the heavy taxation in the country, slowed down the startup’s activities.
Richel Food aims to industrialize the various Congolese and African agro-food products.
Source: African Ecomonic