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BARAKA WILL MATCH ALL TIPS TOTHE KONJEIHI WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE CENTRE.

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Every order and every tip made an impact.  Your purchases & contributions, and your customers purchases, impacted the lives of over 1,000 rural women and their families in December.  Read on for some of the highlights.

New Eco-Ergonomic Shea Roasters are a big hit with the hard-working women in Konjeihi.

Hear from local leader, “Aunty” Gifty as her and Jeremy discuss how they are easier, faster, safer and can reduce environmental impact and deforestation by up to 90%.

Much excitement with the women at Konjeihi and the Baraka team as Jeremy and Abdul from Burn Design Lab arrived with three new custom-designed shea roasters, sponsored by long-time Baraka customer evanhealy.

Let me share a few Leadership Thoughts from the Trenches that I will be trying to apply in 2023.  

2022 and the years before have been full of blessings, adventures, learnings and challenges - all of which I have tried to use as fodder for learning and fuel for growth (but, certainly not always successfully).

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Shea Butter is shea butter is shea butter, right? WRONG!

Not all shea butter is created equal.  Read and learn more about color, smell, refined/unrefined, and some information that may surprise you. 

Is your shea butter hand-made using time-tested traditional practices and techniques passed down through generations? 

Or is it made in factories with the oil extracted from the shea nut using chemicals, solvents and machinery?

Does it matter? We think so, but judge for yourself.  

Baraka carries only hand-made shea butter, lovingly produced by hard working women using proven traditional techniques and processes taught to them by their mothers and grandmother.

All Baraka orders are now shipped carbon free, and benefit rural women in Ghana and Kenya

Every Baraka Shipment to our customers is now shipped carbon neutral, with the support going towards a project in Kenya, providing hard-working rural women with stoves that reduce cooking time, conserve fuel, combat climate change and deforestation and reduce the fuel cost for the women.

This only happened because of the support and encouragement of our customers.

We are often asked, Why is African Black Soap called Black Soap?
The most common answer is that it is because of the dark colour given from the ash of locally harvested plants and peels that are used to create natural sodium hydroxide, which breaks the molecules of the oils and butters apart and bonds with them to create a new compound called Soap!
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What is the story behind the name Baraka?   We often get that question.  In truth, it is an interesting question and the answer links tradition, historic cultural interaction and  Baraka’s brand purpose.

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The hard-working women of Konjiehi are getting a new enterprise center and the community is getting a new well thanks to Baraka's customers and their purchases of Baraka butters and oils.  Every purchase makes a difference

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