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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]

Baraka Shea Butter Producers

Meet the women who make Baraka Shea Butter. Baraka Shea Butter is well-known for its quality. The credit for the quality goes to the hard-working women who make it. On this video you can see about 150 of them.

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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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Baraka TV: Interview with Amina and Lillian

“Aunty” Amina Yussif has worked with Baraka for over a decade, training and supporting women in communities throughout Ghana’s Upper West Region. A year ago she was joined by Mwintoma Lilian and together they are key members of Baraka’s Ghana team.

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Baraka TV: Kperisi Naa (Chief) Interview

Kperisi Chief, Naa Alhassan Sidiki Bomsi III initially invited Wayne and Baraka to the community to work with the local women’s group to help them develop additional and alternative income generation opportunities. Wayne engage “Aunty” Amina and the relationship that evolved into Baraka Shea Butter began.

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Baraka TV: Zenabo Interview

Zenabo Imoro is one of the leaders of the Kperisi Shea Butter group. In this clip she discusses the care that goes into making Baraka Shea Butter, the long-standing relationship between the hard-working women of northern Ghana

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Shea Butter Lamps light it up

Shea Butter Lamps light it up! Shea Butter has so many traditional uses. Many in northern Ghana have done homework by the light of a shea butter lamp. Shea butter rubbed into locally grown cotton and placed on something

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The Best-Dancer

Joyous dance is part of so many community events. Everyone joins in, including the children. The joy and abandon this young girl dances with is incredible. It will make your face smile and your heart sing.

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Baraka TV Show w-subtitles

We filmed a discussion between Baraka founder Wayne Dunn, women shea butter producers, the community Chief, Baraka’s local team and others. They discuss making shea butter, families, life in northern Ghana, the impact Baraka has on the community and how they enjoy the feedback from people who use Baraka Shea Butter. Watch the full 30 minute film – subtitled in English

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Producer Interview with Zenabo Imoro

A discussion with Zenabo Imoro, one of the leaders of the groups of hard-working women who make Baraka Shea Butter. She discusses how they make Baraka Shea Butter, how they focus on quality and the impact that Baraka’s purchases

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Using shells from shea nuts for fuel

Nothing is wasted. Preparing Shea Nuts (seeds) for making Shea Butter includes removing the husks. These husks are not just discarded. Watch as @Baraka’s Women’s Development Coordinator @Amina Yusiff explains how the women use the husks for fuel, saving resources and money

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Community Certified Fair Trade Interview

Watch an interview with Zenabu Imoru, a leader of the Kperisi women’s group and the community Chief where they discuss their working relationship with Baraka Shea Butter and the Community Certified Fair-Trade certification they provided. Sub-titled in English.

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