Country: Burkina Faso
Sector of activity: Health
Status: Capital investment
Associed fund: Sinergi Burkina
Entrepreneur: Emilie Palobde KYENDREBEOGO
In portfolio since: 2019

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 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.


The company has been supported by Sinergi Burkina through private equity.

The objectives are to :

- Increase of the production capacity by the construction of a larger and more adapted production site on the one hand, and on the other hand through the acquisition of new machines and the control of the supply chain
- Implementation of an effective commercial strategy to develop the B2C positioning and strengthen the B2B


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