Georgetown, Guyana – (December 7, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Granger was today, presented with a sample of Golden Crunch Coconut Biscuit from Ms. Shaunda Yarde, Managing Director of Coconut Growth, at her office at State House.

Ms. Yarde, who represented Guyana at the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) conference from October 4, 2016 – November 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C, said that upon her return to Guyana she decided to present to First Lady a sample of her product. The young woman created the recipe and designed the product using her with her grandmother’s recipe with some additions of her own and launched her business in 2013.

However, initially she had not registered the business and this proved to be a setback. “I could not legally approach a supermarket without any documentation and even though I got my documentation on March 16, I was disappointed since I wanted really wanted it to be the supermarkets for the 50th anniversary celebrations,” she said.

Ms. Yarde said her products can be found in a few supermarkets in Georgetown.

In an invited comment, Mrs Granger commended the efforts of the budding entrepreneur. “I’m very happy to see how she’s marketing her product and I’m interested in knowing how she’s going about the marketing aspect of her business,” Mrs. Granger said.

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