Women cooperatives in Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana
Many of us spend a lot of money on Shea butter related beauty products, but very few of us are familiar with the process and the conditions of the fantastic women who collect, sell and process the nuts from which Shea butter is made.
Shea nut processing is an important income earning activity for many women in Northern Ghana and for some. In many cases, it is their only source of income. However, the traditional method of processing is an extremely arduous and time consuming activity. We thank the women cooperatives in Bolgatanga, in Northern Ghana that bring our Shea Oil products to live.
Our Baobab Collectors in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Our Baobab Powder is sourced from organically certified cooperative both Zimbabwe and South Africa. We believe that farmers are the most important individuals in our societies. They have the most important job in the world, and we are especially grateful for all the small farmers and collectors of baobab fruit behind our SAWA Baobab Powder.
Working with one of our Baobab partners that have farmers´ cooperatives in Zimbabwe and South Africa, we are able to source Baobab Powder from a cooperative with 4.500 registered local harvesters, the vast majority of whom are women in rural areas. We are grateful for each one of these fantastic women who are dedicating their lives for our wellbeing.
Our Marula Harvesters in Owaboland, Namibia
Our anti-ageing Marula Oil is sourced from Ondangwa in Namibia. Namibian women use marula oil to keep their skin smooth and hydrated. We are proud of the amazing women cooperative in Owaboland, who collect the ripe, juicy fruits that have fallen from the wild marula trees during the month of May. They separate the fruit from the stone, and dry in the sun before the stones are cracked open and taken to be cold-pressed.
We love to use this rich beauty ingredient, and we are deeply grateful for their dedication and hard work.