MSA

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur:  Ibrahima BEYE, Sidy Yeslem CHEIKH SIDY VALL
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Multiservices Agricoles (MSA) is a company in Senegal specialized in the processing of locally grown paddy rice.

Since 2020, the company has specialized in the production of parboiled rice through a process of pre-cooking paddy rice in water, allowing the grain of the cereal to absorb the vitamins and minerals present between the hull and the grain of the rice. The production unit is located in Rosso (northern Senegal), in the Senegal River Valley. In 2021, MSA produced 34 tons of parboiled rice, which is sold in traditional markets, convenience stores, gas station stores, wholesalers, e-commerce sites and to individuals.

The entrepreneurs

MSA was founded by Ibrahima BEYE and Sidy Yeslem CHEIKH SIDY VALL.

Partnership with I&P and Teranga Capital

MSA benefits from I&P Acceleration in Sahel program implemented in Senegal by Teranga Capital, whose objectives are to :

  • Support the company in its distribution strategy (modern trade)
  • Strengthen the company's positioning in the traditional segment

About Teranga Capital

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

 

In portfolio since: 2022

Université des Sciences de la Santé de Dakar

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Oumar Ndir
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Senegal has several medical schools and faculties, well known in the sub-region. Among them is the University of Health Sciences of Dakar (USSD), a private institution created in 2016 by academics and members of the medical community eager to provide quality training to young aspiring health professionals. The university offers courses in the fields of medical sciences, pharmacology and dental sciences. USSD is driven by the values of excellence, responsibility and ethics. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

A graduate in military medicine and an associate professor in parasitology-mycology, Oumar Ndir undertook the creation of the USSD shortly after retiring, eager to train skilled health professionals adapted to local needs. He is in charge of the educational provision, the administration, and the financial activities.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P has committed to USSD to:

  ⇒ Strengthen the quality of teaching through the acquisition of equipment for practical training and the upgrading of the library

⇒ Diversify its training offer by offering intermediate degrees, more accessible to low-income students.

⇒ Support the digitalization and the development of blending learning, but also to integrate telemedicine, a first in Senegal.

⇒ Improve the well-being of students on campus by improving the security system, equipping the health clinic and purchasing vaccines.

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

Increase graduates’ employability through the development of an accessible training offer, in line with local needs.

Improve access to healthcare in rural areas through telemedicine.

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation through its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a finance program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms.

 

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I&P Education to Employment program

 

 

In portfolio since: 2022

ISM Ziguinchor

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Georges Bernard Ndèye
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The Senegalese education sector's liberalisation has led to the significant development of higher education schools and private universities, providing students with a wide choice. 

Among them, one group stands out, the ISM group with its approximately 10,000 students and its 12 campuses throughout the country (Thiès, Saint-Louis, Mbour, Kaolack, etc.). Located in Casamance in south of the country, the ISM Ziguinchor management school was created in 2006. Its objective is to train the leaders of tomorrow, by promoting a hand on learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Its curricula are based on the LMD system and offer courses in various fields such as finance, law, human resources, management, etc. These programs are open not only to students but also to young professionals.  

At the same time, to fight the school dropout rate that affects the region, ISM Ziguinchor has launched in 2019 the École des Savoirs-Faire (ESF), a technical and vocational training school. The ESF allows high school dropouts or non-baccalaureate holders to acquire professional skills that facilitate their insertion into the labor market. In addition to vocational certificate programs, ESF also offers intensive preparation courses for the Baccalaureate exam. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Georges Bernard Ndeyes is the general administrator of ISM Ziguinchor. He was trained in management at ISM, followed by a degree in history from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.  He returned to ISM in 1988, where he served as project manager and then assistant to the director¸ in charge of implementing the group in Casamance. 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P has committed to ISM Ziguinchor to : 

 Make targeted investments (equipment, pedagogical content, teacher training and academic partnerships) 

Strengthen their digital capacity through the acquisition of more modern computer equipment 

⇒ Promote greater social inclusion within the school by funding scholarship programs, with a focus on women's empowerment. 

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

 Improve the attractiveness of the training offer throughout the Casamance region and in neighboring countries 

 Strengthen the local employability of youth 

 Enable youth, women and vulnerable populations to access adequate training through a scholarship system 

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION 

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. 

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms. 

 

More information

www.ismcasamance.sn

Learn more about the I&P Education to Employment program 

In portfolio since: 2022
Ziguinchor

Groupe ISI

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Abdou Sambe
Country: Senegal
A propos:

The ISI group (Institut Supérieur d'Informatique) is a private educational group, founded in 1994. The group represents 2,500 students, spread over 9 campuses of which 7 campuses are located in Senegal and 2 in Mauritania. The ambition of the group is to participate in the training offer diversification in Senegal and the sub-region. The opening of campuses in the regions is a strong aspect of its strategy, willing to participate in the revitalization of the Senegalese regions. ISI Group offers training in 2, 3 and 5 years in the fields of computer engineering, networks and systems, and management. 

In 2019, the group entered into a partnership with Huawei, one of the world's leading providers of infrastructure and smart devices in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). This partnership trains students in ICT and provides essential digital skills. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

An engineer by training and a graduate of Laval University in Canada, Mr. Abdou Sambe also holds a degree in business administration from Cheick Anta DIOP University in Dakar, Senegal. He has been leading ISI since its creation in 1994. The promoter has a very social vision for access to quality training for all, hence the decentralization of its campuses throughout the country for better social inclusion. 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P 

Through its I&P Education and Employment program, I&P is committed to working with the ISI Group to: 

  Supporting the development of online training. 

  Strengthen the school's resilience to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  Promote greater social inclusion within the school by revitalizing the employability of young graduates from regional campuses through the establishment of professional insertion space  

  Develop training offers suited to local labor markets’ dynamics  

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS 

  Increased quality of training and stronger employability of youth 

  Enhanced digitization and accessibility in the rural regions 

  Improved sustainability of the regional campuses with more adapted offerings and lasting social impact locally 

  Augmentation de la qualité des formations et renforcement de l'employabilité des jeunes 

 

A COMPANY SUPPORTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN I&P AND MASTERCARD FOUNDATION 

Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent. 

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms. 

 

Read more about the project 

www.groupeisi.com

I&P Education to Employment

 

 

In portfolio since: 2021
Senegal

Delta SA

Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: IPAE 2
Entrepreneur: Léna Tall
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Founded in 2002, DELTA S.A. is a family-owned Senegalese company specializing in sanitation and public works. DELTA provides maintenance of sewerage networks in several areas of the city of Dakar and in the regions of Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor, Kaolack and Tambacounda. Its interventions include:

  • The management and maintenance of wastewater and stormwater networks to ensure the cleaning of pipes, their unclogging and proper maintenance and the connection of wastewater to the collective network;
  • The provision of autonomous sanitation services consisting of the collection and transportation of sewage sludge for households and businesses, the cleaning and maintenance of fuel lines (for service stations) and water bodies. This service prevents illegal dumping and its harmful effects on the environment;
  • The rental of mobile toilets, during large human gatherings (demonstrations, concerts, religious and traditional ceremonies, etc.) or on construction sites and military bases.

Since 2013, DELTA has also been diversifying its activities in the construction sector. The company offers services for the extension of sewerage networks (drinking water supply, roads, treatment plants) and the construction, renovation and maintenance of buildings (stadiums, agencies, high schools etc.).

 

THE ENTREPRENEUR

DELTA is headed by Léna Tall, the company's founder and CEO. She has 20 years of experience in sanitation and is the only woman to lead a large company in the sector. Ms. Tall is well known in the sanitation sector. She was President of the Association des Acteurs de l'Assainissement du Sénégal (AAAS) and was named a "Role Model" by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P

I&P has committed itself alongside DELTA to:

 Support the company in consolidating its position as a leader in the sanitation sector

 Support it in its desire to expand its activities in the sub-region

 Strengthen the company's governance and human resources

 Set up a management control and stable and efficient financial procedures allowing a better management of the activity

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Support of a Senegalese female entrepreneur

 Strong job creation: more than 30 full-time jobs

 Strong ESG impact: contribution to the preservation of a healthy environment and to the health of populations by treating wastewater and solid waste

 

Read more about Delta SA

In portfolio since: 2021

PlayLabs

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Karima Grant, Chakera McInsosh
Country: Senegal
A propos:

 

PlayLabs is a network of childcare centers and innovative nursery schools in Senegal.

These preschool institutions welcome children from 10 months to 5 years old, from Monday to Friday and from September to June. They provide children with adapted early learning activities answering their needs in terms of cognitive, socio-affective, and psychomotor development. The programs deployed in these institutions are aligned with the Senegalese education program (for kindergarten) but based on Regina Emilia's educational approach, which is innovative. It promotes learning activities through games, education projects sessions' organization, children's commitment to knowledge acquisition, and parents' active participation. 

 

THE ENTREPRENEURS

The project is led by two entrepreneurs, Karima Grant and Chakera McIntosh.

Karima Grant is passionate about education and has accumulated a solid experience in this field thanks to numerous professional and association experiences. She notably has been the coordinator of an international baccalaureate program and has supported as a consultant the launch and development of three Higher Education Institutions in Senegal. Her experience and its association experience have contributed to making her a reference in the education field in Senegal and internationally. She is a member of the Ashoka network, which is an international network of social entrepreneurs who act in favor of social innovation.

Chakera McIntosh is supporting Karima Grant in this project. She has a Bachelor's Degree in International Communication from the American University of Paris (AUP) and a Master's Degree in Mitigation and Diaspora Studies from London University. She has worked for several years in the marketing and communication field.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P AND TERANGA CAPITAL

Kies is supported by Teranga Capital through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel program. This support will help the company in:

  • Stabilizing the existing infrastructure with the reinforcement of the current infrastructures (in Mermoz and Somone)
  • The implementation of an efficient marketing and business development strategy, the improvement of the company's organization with the formalization of its curriculum, procedures, training modules for facilitators, etc.
  • The strengthening of the accounting and financial functions and the reinforcement of the company's service offer
  • The deployment of two new daycare centers in 2022

 

ABOUT DE TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting Senegalese SMEs and start-ups.

Led by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the program I&P Development 2. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).

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In portfolio since: 2021

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Présentation de Teranga Capital

Teranga Capital est la première société de capital-investissement à impact qui s’adresse aux petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) à fort potentiel de croissance, issues de tous les secteurs d’activité au Sénégal et en Gambie, dont les besoins de financement en capital et en quasi-capital se situent entre 50 et 300 millions FCFA.

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Présentation de Teranga Capital

Teranga Capital est la première société de capital-investissement à impact qui s’adresse aux petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) à fort potentiel de croissance, issues de tous les secteurs d’activité au Sénégal et en Gambie, dont les besoins de financement en capital et en quasi-capital se situent entre 50 et 300 millions FCFA.

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Atelier des Génies

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: USAID PACE, Teranga Capital
Country: Senegal
A propos:

L’Ateliers Des Génies is a startup founded in 2015, which develops programs and activities for children aged 4 to 16 and youth aged 17 to 25. The company offers several programs related to digital literacy, robotic programming, algorithm, coding and web design to equip learners with problem-solving skills, stimulate critical thinking and develop analytical skills.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

L’Atelier des Génies was founded by Fatima SARR, who started her entrepreneurial career at a very young age, completing a degree in web design. She was project coordinator at oxford business group. She then launched, before the creation of Atelier des Génies, two startups that worked for large international companies such as Google and large projects of Government Agencies, and accompanies business leaders in the development of their Business Development strategies.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TERANGA CAPITAL

The Atelier des Génies benefited from the PACE program implemented in Senegal by Teranga Capital. 

The expected impacts at the end of the partnership are :

  • The popularization of digital culture
  • The reinforcement of the training of children by digital notions
  • The formalization of employees and the creation of jobs

About Teranga Capital

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

In portfolio since: 2019
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Nowelli

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Mariama Diene, Mariama Selly Kane
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Nowelli is a small Senegalese company that specializes in individual and collective catering (catering service and canteen management). Through its various offers, Nowelli provides its customers with healthy and balanced products, with a particular focus on reducing the amount of sugar, salt and fat.

THE ENTREPRENEURS

The company Nowelli was created by two promoters who are : 

  • Mrs. Mariama DIENE, passionate about healthy nutrition, she has a degree in International Business from the European Institute of Higher Education and in public policy and development management from Sciences Po. She held several positions in NGOs and financial institutions before devoting herself to her passion, cooking.
  • Mrs. Mariama Selly Kane, who has more than 10 years of experience in individual catering and management of company canteens.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS OF TERANGA CAPITAL

Nowelli has benefited from I&P Acceleration in  Sahel program implemented in Senegal by Teranga Capital:

  • To support the company in the development of a new offer for the management of school and company canteens (collective catering)
  • To support the company in the strategic reflexion around its positioning and the commercial development of its activities
  • To support the company in the reinforcement of its commercial, financial and accounting functions and the maintenance of the quality of its products and services.

 

ABOUT TERANGA CAPITAL

Teranga Capital is the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of Senegalese SMEs and start-ups. Headed by Olivier Furdelle, Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires under the I&P Développement 2 program. The network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina), Ivory Coast (Comoé Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap). → Find out more about Teranga Capital

 

In portfolio since: 2021

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