SPH inaugurates its factory in Burkina Faso


Specialized in the production and marketing of soap made from local products, the Savonnerie Parfumerie du Houet (SPH) has reached a new stage in its development with the opening of a new production factory in Bobo-Dioulasso. The inauguration of this new factory took place this Thursday, November 25, 2021 in the economic capital of Burkina Faso.




The opening of the SPH factory was a succession of steps:


Entrepreneurial Story: Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor, Director of New Crystal Health Services


Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor is a medical doctor and an entrepreneur. After completing University of Ghana Medical School in 1999, he completed his mandatory housemanship and then decided to work at Greenshield Clinic in Sefwi-Wiawso, a rural town in the Western region of Ghana. This experience inspired him to found New Crystal Health Services in 2003, a leading and one of the fastest growing private healthcare service providers in Ghana.


Focus on SECAS, a Senegalese company promoting local cereals


I&P met with Mrs. Bineta Koné Coulibaly, President of SECAS, and Mrs. Ndèye Anta Coulibaly Ba, General Manager. Launched in 1992, SECAS (formerly known as "La Vivrière") is a Senegalese SME specialized in the processing and marketing of local cereals. The company is supported by Teranga Capital, I&P's partner in Senegal, since 2019.


Miarakap finances the Malagasy start-up Supermarche.mg


Supermarché.mg, the Malagasy home delivery startup makes its first fundraising with Miarakap, three years after its launch.




Supermarche.mg, a key player in the growing e-commerce intdutry in Madagascar


I&P Acceleration Technologies makes a new investment: Sayna in Madagascar


I&P Acceleration Technologies, a program dedicated to African digital startups led by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), and Miarakap, an impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises in Madagascar, are partnering with Sayna, the first African Edtech & crowdsourcing platform.


Ed Partners Africa (Kenya) raises fund from I&P, Acumen and Zephyr


Nairobi-based Ed Partners Africa, an affordable private schools financing company, has raised US $1.9m (Ksh205 million) to expand its presence and enable the unserved affordable private schools market access to credit.

The funds were raised from from Acumen, I&P (through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2) and Zephyr with participation from existing investors.


Closing of the fourth edition of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp

The 4th edition of the Social & Inclusive Camp is coming to an end for the 2020 cohort, after a particularly eventful year due the Covid-19 pandemic. The 65 entrepreneurs of the cohort have taken up the challenge of digitalization, demonstrated their adaptability and seized the networking opportunities offered by the program.

The call for applications for the 2021 edition will open mid-May 2021. Visit our networks to keep up to date with the program!