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Respecting Tradition, Supporting Communities

At Deluxe Shea Butter, we work with women’s co-operative groups for the processing of our organic and fair-trade Shea butter. Traditionally it has been the women who go and pluck or gather the shea nuts. The women sometimes have to travel as far as 17 kilometres on foot, and carry bags in excess of 40 kg on their heads while carrying their children on their backs. Working within the Shea trade is in many cases the only form and sole source of income for these women and their families.

Ghanaian woman stirring brown liquid in a large pot as part of Shea butter production process.

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Supporting the Women of Ghana

Here at Deluxe Shea Butter, it’s the people behind the product who make it all happen. Our fair trade products are a direct result of giving members of the Ghanaian communities a fair go with a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

Sana Danaa of the Sankapalla Dakoliyili community is a grandmother of 3 and one of our most experienced shea pickers.
Sana’s underprivileged childhood meant that her parents could not afford to send her to school. With a burgeoning family of her own, Sana has to work 3 jobs to be able to send some of them to school for better employment opportunities.
Memunatu Mahamadu is from the Buiyili community, she has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. She always has a smile on her face!
To make ends meet, Memunatu farms, sells charcoal to burn and picks shea nuts. Memunatu is such an inspiration to us all in her desire and effort to provide food, clothing and education for her loving family. Well done Memu, we couldn’t be prouder of you.
Anda Awudu takes pride in producing the best shea butter in Ghana! She’s dedicated to providing for her community.
For over 15 years, Anda has been involved in Deluxe Shea Butter production. She works incredibly hard to ensure that the Shea butter she produces is of the highest quality, earning her our honorary title of Shea Butter Queen. Her five amazing children are her main motivation and she loves to see her community thrive.
Tamarima a 21 year old from the Gumo community. She loves reading and is passionate about bettering her community!
Tamarima is a 21 year old from the Gumo community. She loves reading and is passionate about bettering her community! Her mother Fati Ibrahim is a Shea butter producer from the Gumo producing centre while her father Ibrahim is a farmer. She plans on becoming a teacher to help educate the children in her community.
Jamilah Sumani is an enthusiastic eighteen year old from the Gumo community and loves making shea butter.
Meet Jamilah Sumani our Shea Butter Baller. Jamilah Sumani is an eighteen year old from the Gumo community, both Jamilah and her mother, Sanatu, have been helping to produce our Shea butter for over 20 years.

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