brick by brick
Every time it rains, between June and November, from heaven buckets and buckets spilling of water. Without interruption. The streets of Bissau within minutes become quagmires. And Onesimo start all over again. The space where it deposits its bricks, outdoors, it is much too close to a stream, which, when it comes down the water - violent as sudden - swells and overflows, taking away its concrete blocks.
The startup, in Guinea Bissau, also struggling against the force of nature. “The idea of producing bricks is proving to be very good. The demand is very high: Guinea-Bissau need for this kind of material because there are so many buildings under construction”. Onesimo is the owner of the “Soares Construções”, concern going just over a year ago thanks to the incubator of Engim Piemonte.
The highest growth prospects coming from the public sector. If the government will remain stable, in 2017 it will finalize a partnership that, together with two other small producers of bricks, is starting with the City of Bissau and the Ministry of civil construction. Area that is more promising is Cacheu, a Guinea Bissau district where there are many colonial buildings that need to be restructured.
“An advice to those who want to start an activity? Understand where you want to arrive and believe in it, putting a lot of goodwill”.
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