Emerald Moringa Soap Production

Published on June 11, 2014 um 15:26

Name of Enterprise

Emerald Group

Location

Molyko -
+237 Buea
Cameroon

Your title/position

President

Type of Enterprise

other: Entrepreneurial Base Group

Enterprise has a positive impact on

health

Year the enterprise was founded

2013

Summary of your enterprise

Elevating our project to the company that we envision is only possible through realizing these set objectives within the specified time frame. This includes; - Develop a complete prototype by the meets customers regulatory standards by the end of December 2013. - Become the priority soap choice for everyone in Buea by the end October 2014. - Achieve sales of 8 million frs within three years that is by the end of December 2016. The Emerald Group is in progress creating professional servant leaders with moral and spirituals values to contribute the sustainable development of their community. In line with this, we carry out research and production of Moringa soap for the sustainable development of our community; by preventing skin infections hence improving health conditions. Not forgetting the fact that this antibacterial soap is called Emerald Moringa Soap. The innovative approach of our project entails the usage of both Moringa leaves and seeds in the production of antibacterial soap which possess the following functions: High exfoliating and Anti-inflammatory property: the presence of Moringa seeds supplies the soap with Vitamins A, C and Unsaturated fatty acids. This helps heal minor skin complaints such as cuts, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes and scrapes quickly. Antiseptic and Antibacterial property thanks to citronella perfume in the soap Reduces wrinkles and smoothens the skin because of Olive oil and Moringa seeds in it which provides Vitamins A, C, E, K and B complex. The Emerald Moringa Soap consisting of all this makes it the number bathing soap in our immediate community.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

As a mission driven group and social entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to serving our mission of delivering social values to the less privilege. This can be seen through our active participation in the CUIB entrepreneurial fair where, we encountered many challenges and ended up with numerous awards among which is BEST ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEA, etc. Our entrepreneurial spirit has seriously motivated a good number of our peers leading to a creation of their own projects and businesses in the CUIB community. We have been able to expand the project by employing eight other team members from diverse cultural background due to our strong culture of innovation and openness. In addition to that, Emerald Group is a financially independent organization that plans and executes earned-income strategies. Our aim is to provide this social value while remaining financially- self sufficient. Furthermore, we achieve this by blending social and profit-oriented activities to achieve self-sufficiency, reduce reliance on donations and government funding, and increase the potential of expanding the delivery of proposed social value. As a result of a growing customer base and customers satisfaction, a strong indication that our Group understands the needs of its customers and a sure sign that we are effectively reaching our target market.

Sustainability and future plans

Our initial target market lies within the cosmetics and Pharmacies markets; we have implemented two parallel marketing efforts, aimed respectively at cosmetics shops decision makers, and that of the Pharmacies. Not forgetting that a first to mind branding campaign will build Emerald Moringa soap as the leader in bedding soaps. With the financing funds coming from shares purchased by the following organizations and individuals such as CUIB community, CUIB- CERI, CUIB- OIA, CUIB- STUGA, and stake holders of the Emerald Group amounting to 2,000,000 frs CFA. This amount will be use to incur raw materials, equipments, research and development, rent and advertisement, etc. Developing a complete business plan with marketing aims and object, financial information which includes profit and loss forecasts, cash flow forecasts, sales forecasts and audited accounts will guarantee the existence of the business for a minimum of five years according to our financial projections. Using an innovative strategy of ongoing business planning, we would be monitoring whether we are achieving our business objectives. By doing this, we would maximize our chances of success by adopting a continuous and regular business planning cycle that keeps the plan up-to-date. This includes regular business planning meetings which involve key people from the business.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am twenty years old with over two years of working experience as president of The Emerald Group, focusing on the production of Emerald Moringa soap for the sustainable development of our community by preventing skin infections thereby improving health conditions. Also I have over one year of working experience with CUIB as Senator in the School of Engineering where I act as a liaison officer between the administration and Engineering students of CUIB. Currently, I am a junior Chemical Engineering student, but a holder of the Cameroon GCE Advance and Ordinary level with 5 and 10 papers respectively. Also, I possess high numerate Chemical Engineering skills, excellent communication and organization skills. Leading me to secure 90% in group project on Moringa Soap Research, allocated tasks and led projects to conclusion. AWARDS & HONORS The Bishops Recognition for Outstanding Entrepreneur Award During 2014 CUIB- CERI ENTREPRENEURIAL/ACADEMIC FAIR (CCEAF) January 30th February 16th, 2014 in Buea, Cameroon. Best Participant, Junior Chamber International (JCI) University of Buea, 8th December 2013 Participated actively at the 9th Edition of JCI University of Buea Leadership Academy. Best Entrepreneurial Ideas, CUIB - CERI, 21th April 2013. Developed the most feasible initiative (Moringa soap production). Best Business Plan Competition, JCI-UB, 71th May 2014. Membership, Junior Chamber International (JCI), 71th May 2014.

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