In 2018, while she was still a student in agro-food industry, Zalissa OUEDRAOGO became pregnant.
During this challenging period, Zalissa started her own business by creating “Maria Trans”, a company specialised in the processing of fruits and vegetables into natural juices, jams, fruit salads and granules.
Through Maria Trans, Zalissa wants to bring a solution to the lack of processing of a major part of the fruit production of the Hauts-Bassins region in Burkina Faso.
Today, her company produces 1,800 bottles of juice and 100 jars of jam per week. It employs six people and is present in the cities of Ouagadougou and Koudougou.