Markets are central to community life. Everywhere. Join us as we watch some of the produce go by in the Wa Market (Capital city of Ghana’s Upper West Region) and end by buying some Poona Yams (a delicious, sweet yam – one of my favourites).
Shea Butter is traditionally made into small balls and sold in markets like this
Ghanaian village markets are so interesting. Sights, sounds, smells, energy and so many things to barter for and buy. Hustle and bustle of energy, and under it all, hard working people trying to eke out a living to support their families.
Not so different really from North American life. Our markets are shopping malls and shopping centres. Many things to buy. People often come just to hang around but the workers in the commerce are simply trying to earn a living to support themselves and their families.
#KnowAboutShea – a series of informational posts about shea butter and the women, families and communities that make it
These next lines give you more information about Baraka Shea Butter – read them if interested. What we hope you take away from this post more than anything is that you impact women, families and communities when you buy shea butter and that it is important to know the source of your shea butter. It is so easy to have ‘raw and unrefined’ shea butter that was industrially processed, chemically extracted and all the income and impact ripped from the women and given to the factory.
Baraka Shea Butter is handmade by women in northern Ghana using age-old traditions and techniques. It is core to traditional life and to their economic well-being.
You make a difference with every purchase from Baraka, or from people who make products with Baraka Shea Butter.
It has a direct impact on hard-working women and their families.