Here is what we did in 2012:
∙ Purchased an acre of land and constructed a storage silo complete with a quality control platform and fabulous roadfront signage that links to a dedicated cell phone to help increase shea nut sales
∙ Expanded the Just Shea safety program to include 40 women. (There a waiting list of 100 more who want to join!)
∙ We hired a wonderful local women Fatimah to work with us and we opened a tiny office in Tamale, the nearest town to our pilot village of Gushie.
∙ We have been endorsed by so many African and American governmental and local groups. Here are a few: USAID, the Global Shea Alliance, West Africa Trade Hub, the Ghanaian Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, and Women's and Children's Affairs.
∙ We received a generous grant from a private foundation and have our incredible JUST SHEA products in four new stores.
SO GIVE NOW, give generously if you're able. And help us expand our program to include other deserving mothers in Gushie and their families.
And think of JUST SHEA products for your Holiday purchase with a purpose. All allowable profits go to the JUST SHEA Program in Gushie.
Not bad for a part time staff who is scurrying and hustling as fast as we can.
Happy Holidays and peace and prosperity in the new year for us all!
Wicki and Danielle and all the gang across the seas