BUJUMBURA July 1st (ABP) – The Company “Terimbere” represented by Cyprien Nsabimana has undertaken since 2016 a project which to manufacture “Moringa” soaps in Makamba province (southern Burundi) to contribute to the local development of the country through the job creation. This was declared on Thursday June 24, 2021 in Bujumbura during a trade fair of manufactured products and various innovations in the field of entrepreneurship in an Academia-public-Private exhibition/forum 2021 edition, organized by the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research in collaboration with the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation.
In an interview with a check by ABP, Mr. Nsabimana said that after graduating from high school at Saint Basile Technical High School in Kinama, he found it difficult to get a job, and undertook the project of manufacturing soaps in moringa products. That young representative of the Terimbere Company said that previously he worked at home, but with the support of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research he was able to exhibit his products to work in public.
Asked about the problems encountered when he started the project, he said that at the beginning the people of the locality of Makamba were not used to those soaps made of moringa products. To get people to use his products, he said he sells the soaps at promotional prices. For the retailers, he gave them his products and they paid after the sales. He did not forget to point out that since 2016 until now the performance is better because, he explained. “Even though people like the quantity, they buy this moringa product for its quality, those who know its health benefits, use it as a medicine,” he added. He reported that apart from that moringa soap, he makes perfumes into moringa products and shoe polish.
Mr. Nsabimana said that with the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a drop in sales following the border closures. He asked the government to reduce taxes to facilitate those people who do not have sufficient resources (capital) to import foreign products.
Regarding an appeal to Burundi young people who are finishing their studies, he said that they must prepare for their better future through the initiative to create their own jobs for their self-development and give jobs to others. The representative of Terimbere recalled that the company has employed five people to help them meet their daily needs.