Zoé Industry

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Jacob et et Claudia Ouedraogo
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Zoé Industry is a company specialized in the transformation of local plant leaves, mainly moringa oleifera, into infusion tea in Burkina Faso. 4 flavors of tea mixed with moringa are currently on sale: moringa-hibiscus (bissap), moringa-kinkeliba, moringa-ginger and moringa-citronella.

The entrepreneurs

Zoe Industry was founded by Jacob and and Claudia Ouedraogo in 2016. 

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Zoé Industry is supported by Sinergi Burkina through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel.

The support provided to the company will allow it to :

  • Strengthen its production capacity
  • Improve the quality of its tea
  • Improve its reputation
  • Strengthen its structuring

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

In portfolio since: 2022

Senexel

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Boubacar Senou
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Senexel is a laboratory specialized in physico-chemical and microbiological testing in Burkina Faso, offering analysis of mining waste and heavy metals in fertilizers and quality control of water in agrifood products.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Senexel was created by Boubacar Senou, a chemical engineer by training. Mr. Senou holds a master's degree in food technology and a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in metallurgical engineering. He has more than 15 years of experience as a chemist in companies such as SGS Canada, 5N plus Inc, Norgold, etc. He is a member of prestigious institutions such as the Quebec Order of Chemists, the American Chemical Society and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Petroleum.

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND SINERGI BURKINA

Senexel is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The support will allow the company to : 

  • Strengthen the production capacity  
  • Diversify the analysis offers
  • Contribute to the reduction of the delivery time of the results
  • Support the company in obtaining ISO 17025 certification
  • Strengthen the accounting and management information system (MIS)

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

 

In portfolio since: 2021

Faso Elevage Bio

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Aboul-Wakil Faïçal PALENFO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Faso Elevage Bio is a Burkinabe company specialized in the production of breeding materials. This young company has progressively developed five activities aimed at poultry farmers: production and commercialization of chicks and breeding equipment (incubators, cages, brooders, etc.), implementation of a farm monitoring system, rent of livestock buildings and training of poultry farmers on good breeding practices.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Faso Elevage Bio was created by Abdoul-Wakil Faïçal PALENFO when he was a young student entrepreneur. Before starting his own business, Mr. PALENFO was a livestock consultant for NGOs and companies like Ferm'Afrik. He holds a professional master's degree in animal production from the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (USTA) in Ouagadougou.

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND SINERGI BURKINA

Faso Elevage Bio is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The support will allow the company to : 

  • Strengthen the chick production capacity
  • Improve the quality of the egg brooding machines
  • Strengthen the company's market presence
  • Strengthen the structuring and the management system (SIG)

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Creation and consolidation of jobs
  • Increase the local supply of chicks
  • Valuation of local products 
  • Establishment of good governance

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

In portfolio since: 2021

SPH inaugurates its factory in Burkina Faso

 

Specialized in the production and marketing of soap made from local products, the Savonnerie Parfumerie du Houet (SPH) has reached a new stage in its development with the opening of a new production factory in Bobo-Dioulasso. The inauguration of this new factory took place this Thursday, November 25, 2021 in the economic capital of Burkina Faso.

 

 

 

The opening of the SPH factory was a succession of steps:

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Interview with Angéline Yougbaré Traoré, founder of Maison Fenel in Burkina Faso

Last June, I&P went to meet Angéline Yougbaré Traoré, a young entrepreneur who founded Maison Fenel, a company specialized in the production and marketing of fashion accessories made from local woven fabrics (Faso Dan Fani) and the first company run by a woman who benefited from I&P Acceleration in Sahel in Burkina Faso.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kokuma

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Jean-Paul Yoda
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Kokuma is an industrial unit for processing paddy rice into whole white rice, broken rice and rice bran in Burkina Faso.  It is one of the best paddy rice processors on the Bagré plain, with a daily processing capacity of 30 tons of paddy. The company obtains its paddy from a network of more than 200 producers in some 20 groups.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Kokuma is an initiative of the diocese of Tenkodogo, represented by Father Jean-Paul Yoda. Before managing Kokuma, he was the manager of the store of the minor seminary of Baskouré for about four years and also conducted personally during his young age, the breeding of pigs and poultry that allowed him to build up small savings to contribute to his schooling. As he likes to repeat, entrepreneurship is not primarily done to get rich, but to improve the living conditions of man and every man.

SINERGI BURKINA'S CONTRIBUTIONS

The company is accompanied by Sinergi Burkina (capital investment).  The partnership aims to :

  • Increase qualitatively and quantitatively the company's offer 
  • Diversify the customer portfolio 
  • Establish the basis for an organizational and accounting structure of the company 
  • Create impact through the structuring of strong and organized producers' cooperatives

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Formalizing and securing jobs 
  • Improvement of health and safety measures at work 
  • Creation of new jobs 
  • Valuation of local products 
  • Establishment of good governance 
  • Payment of taxes and social contributions

 

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

 

In portfolio since: 2021

Distrib Concept

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Inoussa Sorgho
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

 

Distrib Concept is a Burkinabe agribusiness start-up that aims to revolutionize the way agricultural products are preserved. Its solution: to dry and then grind leaves and vegetables into spices and broths in order to extend their shelf life beyond one year. The company produces and then markets dried vegetables, spices and instant broths in sticks of 2 to 3 grams marketed under the brand Leila. This ingenious solution allowed the company to finish in second place in 2020 at the Pierre Castel Innovation Award.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Distrib Concept was created in 2016 by Inoussa Sorgho, a former civil service executive. Holder of a master's degree in Economic Sciences and Management of Enterprises and Organizations (EGEO), his commitment and dynamism, have earned him several laurels:

  • Winner of the Castel 2020 prize
  • Best Packaging Award at JAAL 2019
  • Silver medalist at the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad 2002

 

SINERGI BURKINA'S CONTRIBUTIONS

Distrib Concept is supported by Sinergi Burkina through  I&P Acceleration in Sahel whose objectives are :

  • Strengthen the annual production capacity
  • Strengthen the accounting and Management Information System (MIS)
  • Diversify the clientele and products
  • Support HACCP certification

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Formalization and securing of jobs
  • Creation of new jobs
  • Valuation of local products
  • Establishment of good governance
  • Payment of taxes and social contributions

 

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

 

In portfolio since: 2021

Yam Agro Industrie

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Steve YAMEOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

YAM AGRO is a company that operates in the food industry. Created in 2019, it specializes in the production of syrups (bissap, ginger) and mango jam.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

YAM AGRO INDUSTRIE was founded by Steve YAMEOGO. Passionate about the agricultural sector and having grown up in the food processing industry, he holds an engineering degree in electromechanical engineering from the Private Polytechnic Institute of Casablanca (Morocco).

 

CONTRIBUTION OF SINERGI BURKINA

YAM AGRO is accompanied by SINERGI BURKINA within the framework of the I&P Acceleration program in Sahel.

The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Improve product quality and increase syrup production capacity
  • Consolidate its gains in the market (strengthen its positioning and build loyalty among existing customers) and win a larger customer base at the national level
  • Restructuring the company and strengthening its management system
  • Diversify the company's products through the production of bissap wine

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

  • Consolidation and formalization of 7 existing jobs and creation of 10 new formal jobs for young people and women
  • Contribution to the national economy through the payment of taxes to the tax authorities 
  • Contribution to the development of agricultural sectors through the valorization of local products

 

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​​

In portfolio since: 2020

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