Marvi Gomez Solanoy resides at
Quezon City and has a bachelor degree in Communication Arts. She is the general
manager of the family holding that owns several pizza carts, a saloon, and a
merchandise and hardware store. The latter has been managed by her parents for
a long time now and was key for the success of the holding named 5 Triple A.
For the pizza carts, she slowly
started experimenting with franchisees. At present they have grown to 15 carts,
of which 5 are managed by franchisees.
Marvis brother assists her mainly
in the operational side of the company. The company employs mostly out of
school youths. 15 workers are currently employed and are offered minimum wages,
a 13th month pay, healthcare and social security system benefits. To
show their commitment to the community, they initiated the Crib Foundation last
year. This organization hands out food to underprivileged children and organizes
events to support them.
Marvi dreams to have more branch and
franchise in the near future. Lendahand will support Marvi together with local
partner NPFC by providing a loan that will enable her to realize her dream of
business expansion. The loan will be repaid in 18 months.