Savonnerie Parfumerie du Houet

Sector :Cosmetics
Entrepreneur :Moumouni Konate
Creation date : 1996
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 company lead by Angéline Traore Yougbare

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 partnership with Sinergi Burkina

The company is supported by Sinergi Burkina through  I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The partnership aims at :

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

Expected impacts

  • Formalization and protection jobs
  • Valorization of local products
  • Establishment of good governance 
  • Payment of taxes and social contributions