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COVID and Baraka Inventory

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on shipping containers from Ghana to North America and, unfortunately, it has put us out of stock on some sizes of cocoa butter and coconut oil until about mid-April. Our apologies. We know you depend on us and we always want to be there for you.  Unfortunately, we were blindsided by delays in container shipping that started… [read more]

Baraka Cocoa Butter Bits

Cocoa Butter is great, except when you have to break a block of it into usable sized pieces so you can measure it for your recipes. Watch as Baraka co-Founder Wayne shows how Baraka Cocoa Butter bits are made (and waves around a big knife!) #KnowYourProducts – a series of informational posts about Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Palm… [read more]

Hand-Harvesting Cocoa Pods

Watch and listen as this video shows a hard-working Ghanaian lady hand-harvesting cocoa pods from her small holder cocoa farm. Each pod is gathered by hand, hand-carried to village processing areas and then split open the beans extracted, fermented and dried to get it ready to be made into Cocoa Butter (see more on this process here https://youtu.be/nosPqyIhJMI) Baraka Cocoa… [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]

Tabiasi 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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