Location: Mbandaka, Democratic
Republic of Congo
Age: 48 years old
Personal and Family Information:
Mother of six children and provides five of them with an
Marthe Boombe is a mother of six children. She currently supports
and provides for five of them with food, a home and an education.
She wants to continue being able to provide an education for her
children and would like to also ensure the survival of her
Marthe already has a small bakery but, would like to improve the
working conditions. She currently would like to rebuild her furnace
and buy some supplies to help her expand her business. Some of the
supplies she would purchase for use in her bakery would include
plates, flour, and yeast.
**Update as of June 7, 2011:
Given the changes in the marketplace, Mrs. Boombe converted her
business from selling bread to selling fish.