FEB

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

The Ferme d'Embouche Bovine (FEB) is a unit specializing in livestock farming, more specifically cattle fattening and butchery. As such, it markets several products (fattened beef, fresh meat, etc.).

THE ENTREPRENEUR

The Ferme d'Embouche Bovine (FEB) is an initiative of Donatien ZONGO. Holder of a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou, he started breeding after several training courses and practical internships in two farms in Ouagadougou and Koudougou.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SINERGI BURKINA 

Within the framework of the partnership with Sinergi Burkina, the objectives are as follows: 

- Implementation of accounting  
- Production equipment 
- Fittings and furniture 
- Computer hardware  
- WCR financing (purchase of cattle + zootechnical inputs) 

 

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 

ABOUT USAID PROGRAM

Investisseurs & Partenaires and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched in 2016 an innovative acceleration program for young companies located in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The partnership will support high-potential start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their access to financing in a region where the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurship is still underdeveloped.  Click here to find out more

In portfolio since: 2019

FASOPRO

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

FasoPro is a company that transforms food products based on edible insects. Since 2014 FasoPro offers a range of products based on shea and locust caterpillars. FasoPro is now one of the most successful and award-winning start-ups in the country, having won the special award for the best social impact in 2018.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

FasoPro is an initiative of Kahitouo HIEN. Holder of a Master's degree in Biochemistry-Microbiology obtained in 2009 at the University of Ouagadougou, and a Master's degree in Water and Environmental Engineering, Environment option from the International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) obtained in 2012, his innovative vision for the company has earned him multiple national and international awards.

CONTRIBUTIONS BY SINERGI BURKINA

Fasopro has been supported by Sinergi Burkina since 2019 as part of the Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) program in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The objectives are as follows:

  • Financing of mass communication (production of advertising spots and their broadcast on television).
  • Reinforcement of FasoPro's production capacity through the purchase of production equipment (oven, fryer, semi-automatic welding machine, etc.) and the purchase of raw material (shea butter caterpillars)

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 

ABOUT USAID PROGRAM

Investisseurs & Partenaires and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched in 2016 an innovative acceleration program for young companies located in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The partnership will support high-potential start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their access to financing in a region where the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurship is still underdeveloped.  Click here to find out more

In portfolio since: 2019

PALOBDE

Sector of activity: Health
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Emilie Palobde KYENDREBEOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

PALOBDE is a company specializing since 2018 in the production and marketing of washable sanitary towels. In addition to meeting a hygienic need where Burkinabé teenage girls cannot afford disposable pads, PALOBDE promotes a local raw material (cotton) while respecting ecological standards.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

The initiative was led by Emilie Palobde KYENDREBEOGO, also involved with the NGO Helen Keller International in Burkina Faso. Previously, she held the positions of accountant and finance administrator at IFDC Burkina Faso.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF SINERGI BURKINA

Since 2019, the company has been supported by Sinergi Burkina as part of the Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) program in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The objectives are as follows:

Carry out a market study to have a better visibility of the market
Realize and implementation of a communication plan
Company equipment to support growth (production equipment, rolling stock, office equipment)
Strong working capital to enable the company to build up a stock of finished products to respond quickly to orders

 


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 

ABOUT USAID PROGRAM

Investisseurs & Partenaires and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched in 2016 an innovative acceleration program for young companies located in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The partnership will support high-potential start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their access to financing in a region where the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurship is still underdeveloped.

Click here to find out more

In portfolio since: 2019

Institut Supérieur de Technologies

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mr. Issa Compaore
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

 

Created in the 2000s on the initiative of Mr Compaoré, the Institut Supérieur de Technologies (IST) is a private secular technical and vocational higher education institution. With more than 2,000 students spread over its 24 training courses, including 11 in management sciences, the institution currently has six sites, including three franchises.

IST prepares its students for BTS, Bachelor's and Master's degrees. It currently delivers 32 diplomas including 23 recognized by CAMES, thus placing the institution in 3rd place among the institutions with the highest number of recognized diplomas.

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Company manager with more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant, Issa Compaoré was trained as a State Engineer in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Production Engineering at the Mohammedia School of Engineering (EMI in Rabat).

In 1995, back in Burkina Faso, he started teaching. He was then professor of physics, management and corporate culture at the National School of Telecommunications between 1997 and 2000. Parallel to his teaching duties, he also provides consulting services through his company called DEMAIN SARL (Développement et Management Industrie), created in January 1997. 

In 2000, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he decided to create IST (Institut Supérieur des Technologies).

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH SINERGI BURKINA

The objectives of partnerships include :

  • The establishment of a reliable accounting information system
  • Consolidation of contracts with franchises
  • Trademark protection

 

The Institut Supérieur de Technologies also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

 

IMPACTS

Consolidation of more than 150 full and part-time jobs

Reflection on a scholarship program for students in difficult circumstances

Establishing 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). → Sinergi Burkina website

In portfolio since: 2019

Rose Eclat

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Mme Rosemonde Touré
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

A family business created in 1999 at the initiative of Mrs TOURÉ, Rose Eclat is a company that operates in the agricultural field, more specifically in the processing of fruit and vegetables. Today, the company puts on the national and international market processed and/or dried fruits and vegetables certified BIO and HACCP such as mango (flagship product), banana, okra, strawberry, or onion. 

Rose Eclat works in partnership with more than 500 small producers, which she supports technically, organizationally and financially.
 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Rosemonde Rita Evelyne TOURÉ has a postgraduate degree in law (DEA) and more than 20 years of experience in mango drying. She relies on her experience and a young and dynamic team to manage the company.

 

 

Her commitment and dynamism have earned her many distinctions such as :

  • Knight of the Order of Merit of Commerce and Industry
  • Green Africa" Quality Award, 2010
  • UEMOA Quality Award 2017 awarded by ABNORMES
  • Award of Excellence for the Best Exporter of the Year 2017

 

CONTRIBUTIONS BY SINERGI BURKINA

Rose Eclat is the first company run by a woman in the SINERGI BURKINA portfolio. The objectives of the partnerships are among others :

  • The structuring and establishment of a management body
  • Increasing annual production capacity 
  • Customer and product diversification 
  • Obtaining the British Retail Consortium (BRC) certificate

 

Rose Eclat also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

 

IMPACTS

  • Formalizing and securing jobs
  • Establishing 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: 2019

AgroServ Industrie

Sector of activity: Agro-Industry
Status: Investissement en capital
Entrepreneur: Siaka SANON
Employees: 57
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

AGROSERV INDUSTRIE is an industrial unit processing maize into gritz and flour. Based in the industrial zone of Kossodo (Ouagadougou), the unit is equipped with two automatic production lines with a production capacity of 50 tons per day each.

The expertise developed by the promoter since the creation of the company in2013 has allowed to him to conquer a significant portion of the national market.

In order to optimize the supply chain, AGROSERV INDUSTRIE decided to organize and support a network of small producers.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

M. SANON Siaka holds a degree in IT Management. After graduating, he integrated the family business called EKSF (Establishment SANON Karidia et Fils), specialized in the collect and marking of cereals on local and international markets. He managed the company for ten years before starting his own business. This first experience with EKSF enabled him to get a full understanding of the maize supply chain.

 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH SINERGI BURKINA

AgroServ Industrie is the second investment of Sinergi Burkina, an impact fund sponsored by I&P and dedicated to small companies in Burkina Faso. The objectives of the partnership notably include:

• Support to improve governance

• Support the company in getting HACCP certification

• Launch of new products including enriched flour and cornmeal for households

• Improvement of the working conditions of the workers

 

AgroServ also benefits from financial support and technical assistance within the framework of the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program, in partnership with the European Union. To cope with the unprecedented situation of covid-19, some fifteen companies benefit from technical and financial support to maintain their activities and overcome the crisis.

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

• Structuring a network of small maize producers

• Import substitution and sale of essential goods at affordable price

• Wages well above the legal minimum in Burkina Faso

 

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: 2017

Siatol

Sector of activity: Agriculture
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: Sinergi Burkina
Entrepreneur: Marcel Ouédraogo
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Siatol is a young soybean processing company founded in 2010 by Marcel Ouédraogo.

Siatol processes soybeans into two high-value products: soya cake, sold to poultry producers, and soya oil, for household consumption. Siatol soya oil is known for its gustatory and nutritional qualities (the oil is made without GMO and is free of cholesterol). Siatol is the only company in Burkina to locally produce soya oil. 

Siatol currently works with more than 3,000 smallholders and strengthens the support program set up by APME2A by providing seeds and small equipment to producers, by allowing technical follow-up and setting up evaluation meetings.

 

The entrepreneur

Marcel Ouédraogo worked ten years in the sector of soy production before devoting himself exclusively to Siatol, with the objective of developing new opportunities for small producers and strengthening the national production of soya oil.

Graduated from the Université Polytechnique of Bobo Dioulasso, Marcel Ouédraogo is an agro-economic engineer, specialized on rural development issues. In December 2004, he joins the CIDR (International Center of Development and Research), a French association implementing development programs in several Sub-Saharan countries. Marcel Ouédraogo notably works on the ESOP program, focused on the Burkinabe soy production sector. In 2008, the CIDR partners with the NGO APME2A, founded in 2004 and dedicated to agricultural SMEs in Burkina.

Alongside his work within the NGO, Marcel Ouédraogo developed an economical model that would be better suited for small producers, while competition in the soya sector becomes stronger in Burkina: “the very small enterprises promoted by the programme could not produce soybean oil, considering the technical constraints and the quality requirements to be satisfied. Our objective with Siatol is to remove entry barriers and ensure outlets to small producers”

 

Partnership with Sinergi Burkina

Siatol is the first investment of Sinergi Burkina, an investment fund dedicated to small enterprises and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Several objectives have been set:

• Improve the structure of the company

• Reinforce the production chain

• Improve the productivity of the producers

Expected Impacts

• In the medium term, Siatol could work with about 10,000 local producers

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: 2015
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