Sanuva

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Mahamadoun A. Traoré, Moussa Coulibaly et Bamory Coulibaly 
Country: Mali
A propos:

Sanuva is a company specialized in the collection, sorting and recycling of waste in Mali. The company also offers training and awareness workshops as part of the Social and Environmental Responsibility of Malian SMEs.

The entrepreneurs

Sanuva was created in 2019 by three young Malians trained in France and Mali, Mahamadoun A. Traoré, Moussa Coulibaly and Bamory Coulibaly who came together around their common vision to participate in the sanitation and sustainable development of Mali.

Objet du financement

Sanuva is supported by Zira Capital and I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Develop the recycling unit (work on the unit, installation of a water point, purchase of fire extinguishers) 
  • Increase the collection and production capacity through the acquisition of new production equipment and a dump truck
  • Strengthen the team with new hires and reinforce occupational health and safety (OHS) standards 
  • Organize the key functions (accounting, operational and commercial) of the company through technical assistance 

Expected impacts

  • Strengthen the accountability function and increase sales
  • Maintenance of existing jobs and creation of 6 new jobs (including 3 day laborers)
  • Reorganization of production and reduction of energy consumption in the medium term 
  • Compliance with fire standards and reinforcement of health and safety measures
In portfolio since: 2022

Afrisend

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Zeinabou Sidibé
Country: Mali
A propos:

Afrisends is a company specialized in the shipment of products (purchase of goods, logistics, customs, and last mile delivery) from the rest of the world to Mali.

The entrepreneur

Afrisend was created and managed by Zeinabou Sidibé, a French-Malian, who grew up in Bamako in a large entrepreneurial family. With a Master's degree in International Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion (ESG) in Paris in 2013 and a Master's degree specialized́ in audit and management control from SKEMA Business School in 2014, she worked at Deloitte et Associés as a junior and then senior auditor. In 2018, she joined PPG Industries in Paris as a business analyst and financial controller for West Africa to focus on her business in 2022.

Partnership with I&P and Zira Capital

Afrisends is supported by I&P and Zira Capital through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims to :

  • Set up a new office and storage space
  • Increase sales to B2B customers through the implementation of an adapted commercial strategy 
  • Support the company in structuring its key functions (HR, accounting)
  • Improve the platform and support  the company in obtaining the chartering certification

Expected impacts

  • Strengthen the accountability and increase sales
  • Maintenance of existing jobs and creation of 5 new jobs
  • Development of the web platform with integration of new functionalities (order tracking system and security of user data)
In portfolio since: 2022

Coliba

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Prince Agbata
Country: Ghana
A propos:

Coliba is a Ghana-based company specializing in the recovery and resale of plastic waste at home. Since its inception, the company has been committed to providing environmentally friendly business solutions that leverage technology and innovation to address plastic waste challenges in West Africa, including Ghana.

The entrepreneur

Prince Agbata is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Coliba. Prince created Ghana's first plastic community buyback scheme and built one of Ghana's leading plastic recovery and recycling start-ups. Prince was previously a Circular Economy Consultant for Norfund where he rendered advisory and consulting services for the client on Ghana's plastic waste value chain. He led the creation of a Plastic Recycling app termed the “Uber for plastic recycling.” The promoter previously served as a Project Lead for the Digital Movement for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in basic schools. He also served as Project Manager at IDEA Africa for 2 years managing a team of 17 people in Ghana & Liberia.

Partnership with I&P

Coliba is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. In Ghana, the monitoring and the implementation of the program is lead by Wangara Green Ventures. 

This partnership aims at :

  • Improving warehouse and logistics management
  • Integrating management of financial data, customer data from sales, and all auditing tasks.
  • Automating supply chain assistance solutions to improve efficiencies and streamline processes within supply chain operations
  • Strengthening the corporate governance practices by the company

Expected impacts

  • ​Increase jobs from 98 to 200
  • Directly contributing to the increase in good health and well-being of individuals 
  • Contribute to decent work and economic growth
  • Contribute to clean water and sanitation
  • Contribute to climate action
In portfolio since: 2022

GMM Koira Ma Hansé

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Associed fund: Sinergi Niger
Entrepreneur: Hamidou Abdoulaye
Country: Niger
A propos:

GMM Koira Ma Hansé is a company specialized in security, guarding and repair services (electricity, water) and cleaning in Niger.

The entrepreneur

GMM Koira Ma Hansé was created in 2017 by Hamidou Abdoulaye, an entrepreneur. He cumulates 9 years of experience in security and cleaning.

Partnership with I&P and SINERGI

GMM Koira Ma Hansé is supported by Sinergi and I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at strengthening the company's structure and developing new products, in particular a video surveillance service (events, premises, warehouses) and geolocation to fight against robberies, a common problem for companies and individuals in Niger.

In portfolio since: 2022

Liberty Pressing

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Abdoul-Razak GARANKE SEYNI
Country: Niger
A propos:

Liberty Pressing is a company specialized in dry cleaning, ironing and laundry services in Niger. The company currently employs 11 people with a processing capacity of 44 kg/wash or 704 kg per day. It has a head office where all the linen treatment activities take place and which also serves as a linen collection point, and two annexes opened in the city of Niamey.

The entrepreneur

Liberty Pressing was created and is managed by Abdoul-Razak GARANKE SEYNI. Holder of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (LSTCF) and a Master 1 option Accounting-Control-Audit (CCA) of the ESCAE of Niamey, he started in the laundry sector in 2013 in TOP NET PRESSING, which became TOP NETTOYAGE today, as a general manager. In 2018, he created his own company for which he brings his personal touch and experience. Mr. Seyni has an excellent knowledge of the operational aspects as well as the different elements that go into the quality satisfaction of his customers and takes care of the quality control, the packaging of the items and the grouped delivery of the treated items.

Partnership with I&P and SINERGI

Liberty Pressing is supported by I&P and SINERGI through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to develop the company's activities, which today are mainly oriented towards individual customers, into a company capable of meeting the needs of hotel structures, hospitals/clinics, the private sector in B2B and the proposal of a new service on the market, which is self-service laundry and dry cleaning.

The seed funding will specifically allow to conduct a market study to refine Liberty Pressing's positioning

  • strengthen the production capacity
  • acquire additional "intelligent" machines that consume less product and water
  • strengthen the company's structure

Expected impacts

  • Improve the structure and organization of the company 
  • Establishment of good governance 
  • Creation of new permanent jobs
  • Preservation of the environment
In portfolio since: 2022

Jo'Fé Digital

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Moise Wendlassyda OUEDRAOGO, Salim TRAORE, Thimotée OUEDRAOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Jo'Fé Digital is a Burkinabe start-up offering consulting, advice and assistance in digital marketing. 

The entrepreneurs

Jo'Fé Digital was created by 3 young Burkinabe entrepreneurs with complementary profiles and sharing a common vision:

  • Mr. Moïse OUEDRAOGO: Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Management and Marketing and an MBA in Transport and Logistics, he has a professional experience of about 8 years in different positions of responsibility in the field of purchasing and IT.
  • Thimotée Junior OUEDRAOGO : Holder of a professional degree and a Master 1 in quality, health, safety and environment, he has a professional experience of about 9 years in the field of computer science and technology.   
  • Salim TRAORE : Holder of a Master 2 in Management Science with a marketing option, he has more than 8 years of professional experience in the commercial and marketing field.

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Jo'Fé Digital is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at :

  • Strengthening the technical and operational capacities of the company (training of technical teams, fitting out of its premises and acquisition of working equipment and financing of working capital needs)
  • Preparing the effective launch of the J'Pay payment aggregator by conducting the necessary security tests to guarantee the security of customer transactions and conducting an in-depth market study
  • Strengthening the company's structure and management system

Expected impacts

  • Establishment of good governance within the company
  • Consolidation of 16 existing jobs and creation of 4 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the digitalization of Burkina Faso
  • Better structuring and organization of the company 
In portfolio since: 2022

E'Santé

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Philippe OHANDJA AYINA
Country: Cameroon
A propos:

E'Santé is a startup based in Cameroon specialized in home medicine, telemedicine and family medicine services accessible through its online platform. 

The entrepreneur

E'Santé was founded by Dr Philippe OHANDJA AYINA, an entrepreneur with a passion for medicine and connected technology. 

Graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Douala and a university diploma in Connected Health from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris Descartes, he started his professional career as a general practitioner at the Ad Lucem medical foundation in Douala where he practiced for 3 years before joining the Louis-Pasteur clinic in the same city. His passion for health and technology led him to follow a specialized training in telemedicine in France. After this training, he spent 8 months as a general practitioner in the emergency department of the Groupe hospitalier public du sud de l'Oise. It was during this experience that he discovered telemedicine and, motivated by his entrepreneurial spirit and desire, decided to launch E-santé.

Partnership with I&P

E'Santé is supported by I&P through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at supporting the company in the purchase of laboratory equipments.

 

In portfolio since: 2022

Adji Graphic Services (AGS)

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Maman Moussa
Country: Niger
A propos:

ADJI GRAPHIC SERVICES (AGS) is a printing company in Niger.                                   

The entrepreneur

The company was created by Maman Moussa, who had a career in printing, notably at the Nouvelle Imprimerie du Niger (NIN), a company in which he worked for 36 years before founding his own printing company. Mr. Moussa has a degree in law and has benefited from several capacity building trainings acquired in Niger, Tunisia, and France. He has thus developed experience and technical skills in three areas: graphic creation of visuals, composition and layout, creation of multiple graphic works and layout (collection of laws and regulations of Niger).

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi

AGS is supported by Sinergi through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at funding the acquisition of more modern equipment facilitating faster production with new production processes and better rendering. This project aims primarily to improve the speed of order fulfillment, increase the company’s production capacity and recruit a sales team.

In portfolio since: 2022

Stephaina Beauty

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: Miarakap
Entrepreneur: Marie Stephanie Aina Raharijaona
Employees: 86
Country: Madagascar
A propos:

 

Created in 2009 by Marie Stephanie Aina Raharijaona, Stephaina Beauty is a chain of beauty parlors that offers a very complete range of cosmetic treatments, with a focus on nail care.

In 2021, more than 28,000 visits to the 4 Stephaina beauty parlors were recorded. A fifth salon should open in 2022 in the city of Majunga.

 

The entrepreneur

Stephaina was created by Stéphanie Raharijaona, who grew up in Antananarivo and followed a specialized training in nail prosthesis in Paris in parallel with her studies in interior design.

She opened her first salon in 2009, and had the capacity to finance herself already shortly after its opening. Stéphanie Raharijaona returned to France in 2015 to work as an executive assistant at UNESCO while managing her salon remotely.

She decided to return to Madagascar in July 2019, to both deploy the Stephaina salon brand and maximize its social impact through the professional training of young people: a mission that is at the heart of her vision and Stephaina's development model.

 

Partnership with Miarakap

Miarakap is committed to working with Stephaina to support them in:

The organizational structuring of the company
The development of the notoriety
The opening of 2 new salons per year
The launch of a range of Stephaina Beauty brand products marketed in the main salons

 

Expected impacts

Stephaina's main impact is on the social aspect via the creation of formal jobs, largely for young people who have left the school system or are marginalized. Thanks to a mentoring system within the salons, these young people without diplomas have the opportunity to be trained in the beauty industry and to be integrated into the workforce. With 10 salons open by 2026, Stephaina could create and/or maintain 230 jobs.

 

About Miarakap

Miarakap is the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and high-potential start-ups in Madagascar.

Miarakap takes minority stakes in the capital of companies with high growth potential, for unit amounts ranging from 100 million to 1 billion Ariary, and provides strategic, managerial and technical support to its investments. As a player in impact investing, Miarakap's mission is to maximize its economic, social and environmental impact through its investments and to contribute to Madagascar's development.

Learn more abour Miarakap

 

In portfolio since: 2022
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Riaskyne

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Hugues et Youl Traoré
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Based in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), Riaskyne owns an attraction park (Andréa Magicland) with several playgrounds (carousel, gyroscope, giant slide, giant trampoline, bouncy castle, bumper cars, mini golf course, train circuit, green spaces for relaxation, etc.),a restaurant "Akadi Foods & drinks", a day care center and a souvenir store.

The entrepreneurs

Riaskyne is the initiative of a couple of doctors, specialists in public health, Hugues and Youl Traoré. Hugues Traoré is a former senior international official of the United Nations and has significant experience in health and development, in management, monitoring and evaluation of health projects.

Ms. Youl Traoré also has more than 10 years of professional experience in management positions at the Ministry of Health. In addition to her basic training as a physician, she has been trained in several areas (business communication, sales techniques, e-procurement and leadership)

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Riaskyne is supported by Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration program in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Strengthen the quality of the company's service through capacity building actions for technical staff (animators, playground manager, etc.)
  • Strengthen the capacity of the daycare center through the rental and development of a new and larger space
  • Implement "Akadi Foods and Drinks" restaurant model in a gas station
  • Strengthen the structure and management system

 

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

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