These warehouses will allow the women cooperatives to store more Shea kernels during the harvest, therefore increasing their output and income. The dedicated space can also provide women with income diversification as the women’s groups can choose to rent out the warehouse to store other crops in the off-season.
Each warehouse will also receive a tricycle with a storage bed that will enable the harvesters to more easily transport kernels and increase their earning potential.
IMPROVED, FUEL-EFFICIENT STOVES
We’ll be continuing our program of providing fuel-efficient stoves as we’ve seen the positive impact they have on the women – less burns and smoke inhalation – and their communities – less wood burned and water used.
MODERN ORGANIC SHEA PROCESSING CENTER
We’re co-financing and constructing a modern organic shea processing center with improved equipment which will help to reduce water and fuel consumption by up to 75%, as well as reduce solid waste by using shea waste as fuel. It will also improve productivity and working conditions by reducing smoke inhalation.
GLOBAL SHEA ALLIANCE
The GSA is a non-profit industry association with 500 members from 35 countries—including women's groups, brands, retailers, suppliers, and NGOs. Through the public-private partnership, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for Shea in food and cosmetics.