Country: Burkina Faso
Sector of activity: Cosmétique
Status: Capital investment
Associed fund: I&P Développement, Sinergi Burkina
Entrepreneur: Moumouni KONATE
In portfolio since: 2020

A family business created in 1996 by Moumouni KONATE, the Savonnerie Parfumerie du Houet (SPH) is a company specialized in the production and marketing of shea butter-based hygiene products.

At the beginning, it was just a simple artisanal soap production unit which, thanks to the dynamism and commitment of the team, has been able to modernize and position itself as one of the leaders in its field. Within the framework of its partnership with SINERGI Burkina, the SPH aims to market just over 3,000 tons of cosmetic products in Burkina Faso.



A former career banker, Mr. KONATE has more than 15 years of banking experience and holds a professional banking diploma from the Institut des Arts et Métiers de Paris. During his entrepreneurial career, he was 1st vice-president and then president of the Global Alliance of Shea (AGK). His commitment and dynamism have earned him several laurels:

  • Industrial Companionship Award France/Africa/Mediterranean (2006) with l'OCCITANE
  • Knight of the Order of Merit of Commerce and Industry (2009)
  • Award for the best exporter of the Agency for the Promotion of Exports of Burkina Faso (2012)
  • Officer of the Order of Merit of Commerce and Industry in (2014)



The objectives of the partnership include :

  • Support to the managerial team and operationalization of the governance bodies
  • Reinforcement of the annual production capacity
  • Diversification of customers and products



  • Formalization and protection jobs
  • Valorization 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​