Youth entrepreneurship is booming in Niger. Even if the ground is littered with obstacles, several opportunities are available to young people who are involved in the partnerships developed and supported by 2SCALE. For young people like Alfaou Halid, it is not always easy to grow entrepreneurial ventures.
At only 28 years old, Alfaou Halidou is the young promoter of FRISA, the Sahel French fry shop. A graduate with a Masters in Audit and Management Control, the young auditor and financial accountant by training, does not dawdle in the search for employment. He created his own job and followed his passion.
Entrepreneurship has been close to my heart since I was young. I come from a family of entrepreneurs, traders. It is a natural asset that exists in me. The little story behind FRISA is that this is a project that was close to my heart. I worked for three years on this project before finalizing my studies.
FRISA transforms the potato into fresh French fries. The potato is peeled, cut and vacuum packed to be sold on the local market, in neighborhood stores, supermarkets and online.
In 2021, when he started his activities, Alfaou contacted the potato production and distribution company, CCPHN, our business champion in the potato sector in Niger.