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Packing Shea Butter from our hands to yours

Packing Hand-Crafted Shea Butter: From Our Hands to Yours Watch as Barak Shea Butter is hand-packed, with every handful inspected, for quality. Baraka Shea Butter is 100% hand-crafted using traditional methods and processes passed down through generations. When it is finished and ready for packing into the cartons that will ship to Canada and then to our customers, every handful… [read more]

Traditional Shea Butter Soap

Shea Butter has been used for making soap for centuries. Women living in the Shea Forest on the edge of the Sahara have learned how to make it from their mothers and grandmothers and, in turn, have taught their daughters and granddaughters. Techniques and learning, passed down through generations. In this video Amina Yussif, discussed traditional Shea Butter Soap, how… [read more]

Picking Shea: A shortie from the Shea Forest

Picking Shea: A shortie from the Shea Forest Join us live from the Shea Forest as we watch women and families from Tabiasu (a community near Wa in northern Ghana) picking and eating shea fruit, a first step in turning this natural treasure into Baraka Shea Butter. Listen as @Alfred Akolgo, Baraka’s Country Manger describes the work they are doing… [read more]

Fruit Happens: Story of Shea Butter

Fruit Happens! Every year. Shea trees blossom in January and fruits start to form and by late April they are ripening and falling from the trees. Great fun, great treat and great for the women and the local economy. This video is the second in an ongoing series that Wayne Dunn of Baraka Shea Butter is putting together to help… [read more]

Introduction to the Story of Shea Butter

Shea Butter. You’ve heard of it. Maybe you use it and work with it. But, do you know the story? How it is made? The women, children, families and communities that make it (and depend on it). How they live. This video introduces an ongoing series that Wayne Dunn of Baraka Shea Butter is putting together to help people learn… [read more]

Asungtaaba Basket Group Sharing Fund

Women self-organize into work and support groups at the community level throughout northern Ghana and, indeed, in many other areas of the world. These groups fulfill important social, economic and community functions and have evolved a way or working, organizing and collaborating over generations. Unfortunately, they are too often ‘improved’ by well-meaning outsiders and formal structures and procedures put in… [read more]

Coconut Sustainability: waste to organic planting pots

Baraka and its partner Ava Virgin Coconut take great care to bring as much sustainability, as little waste and as much impact as possible to their work. This video shows how the traditional coconut industry leaves piles of husks in the growing area, taking land away from food, making an eyesore and providing a breeding ground for snakes.

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Tabiasu Women’s Enterprise Centre

A live walkthrough of the Tabiasu Women’s Enterprise Centre with Alfred Akolgo, Baraka’s Country Manager. You can see the women using the facility for the preparation of Shea Nuts (seeds) as we discuss the centre, why we built it, how it will be used and the impact it is already having.

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