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How often do you visit the women in Ghana?

I (Wayne) am in Ghana several times a year and am in the community two or more times a year.  

Unfortunately, I am not always able to make it to the north of the country where Kperisi is every time I am in Ghana.  It is a long day of travel to get there so even a short visit requires 3 days.

I am trying to post more on Facebook about my visits to Kperisi so please like our page and follow if you want to know more.

Is it possible for me to visit the women who make Baraka Shea Butter?

Yes, of course.  We would be happy to facilitate that.

We have actually led a few visits to the community: a customer group, a group of development students and others.

We have been asked about organizing a visit and making seats available and are considering that.  It would likely be a 10-day visit that would include a visit to the women who make Baraka Shea Butter, a visit with a group of women who make Bolga Baskets and a range of cultural and touristic experiences.

We are not taking sign-ups now but watch our newsletter and Facebook page if you are interested.  We will announce it there.

Where can I learn more about the women who you work with?

We love it when people ask this question!   We try and share as much information as possible.  Here is where you can find it, where you can sign up to keep getting fresh information: 

Our website www.BarakaSheaButter.com

Baraka Newslettersign up here

Facebook - www.facebook.com/barakasheabutter

Twitter - www.twitter.com/barakashea


How do you ensure that the women you work with in Ghana are treated fairly and reimbursed properly for their work?

We have always tried to do the very best we could in this regard (and are proud of what we’ve done).

In 2015 we took the decision to seek third party verification that we meet the Fair for Life Fair Trade standards.  This involves an annual inspection and audit as well as implementing a range of documented processes and procedures.

Fair for Life Fair Trade certification includes all Social Responsibility standards with fair working conditions, environmental performance and community relations, but focuses additionally on fair trade relationships, fair prices and direct support of marginalized groups by means of a Fair Trade Development Fund. 

Fair for Life Fair Trade means long-term and trusting cooperation between partners, transparent price-setting negotiations and prices, including a Fair Trade Premium, that allows for social development of the concerned communities.  A Fair Trade Policy defines the beneficiaries of Fair Trade and confirms the social commitment of the production company.

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