This women’s cooperative processes shea nuts into shea butter for use in cocoa and skin products.  They use labor intensive traditional techniques, involving grinding the nuts, roasting them, making a paste, mixing it with cold and hot water to separate the butter, boiling it, and finally straining it through cotton to remove any remaining sediment.  Most of the work is done by hand, with some help from a diesel powered grinder.

I also visited the homes of some of the beneficiaries to see how they live.  You can see their houses, water storage, stoves, and families.

The project is located in Kanfiehiyili Village, near Tamale in the North of Ghana.