Working with Women & Communities
Working with women + communities is core to Baraka’s very purpose. It permeates all we do from one end of our value chain to the other.
Baraka has a full-time presence in northern Ghana with our local team.
Baraka Shea Butter was founded on the belief that business can + should make positive impacts on society + be an effective steward of the environment. Positive impacts on the women, communities and families They work with + caring for the environment are tightly integrated into their business model. This concept is core to Baraka’s purpose + permeates how they operate + all that they do from one end of our value chain to the other.
All Baraka Shea Butter is community certified fair trade, meaning that we pay a premium price for our shea butter + work with the women and community to identify + support additional development efforts + priorities. They meet annually with the producer groups to review their activities from the prior year learn their development priorities for the coming year. It is important that we learn how Baraka can continue to support them (in addition to the income they earn from their work producing shea butter).
Every purchase of Baraka Shea Butter has a direct impact on hard-working women + families in northern Ghana. We believe in creating value chains that make a difference, from the women who make Baraka Shea Butter all the way through to the consumers who use products made from it.
They actively work to educate their entire value chain + help their customers integrate the community impact into their marketing + promotions. This can help everyone understand the important impact shea butter has on the women and families that make it.
For more on their founding principles + the work with women + the community, read the message from our founder. (Baraka's founder)
At Baraka, they enjoy working with their producing partners to help them with their community + development priorities. Your purchases from Sano + Humano / Baraka directly support development for the communities + families in Northern Ghana that produce our ingredients in areas such as: