Well, we at One Village Planet-Womenâ€™s Development Initiative and our sister organization Just Sheaare finishing a very exciting year â€“ one chuck-a-block full of accomplishments and pride.
We want to share some tid-bits with you, because, frankly, without the energy and support you offer us, we would never be this successful.
First, news about the women in Ghana: the harvesters who are the heart and soul of this project, due to the silo you helped build and the ability to store high quality sheanuts, will double their income because they joined the Just Shea Program this year!
Take this in: They double their income. Because of you.
And because of this success we have a waiting list for more women to join.
It costs $250 to enroll each new Just Shea member. This includes protective gear, training, interest-free loans, coco sacks and a place to store their collective harvest.
Our products are gaining in popularity and with each sale, more and more people learn about the difficulties and dangers the harvesters face and how we are helping. Just Shea Products are now at ABC Home and at Urban Zen.
In fact ABC Eyewitness News thought we were noteworthy and did a great piece on us and the women in the Just Shea Program. Give it a watch!
And then hit the donate button and help enroll more harvesters.
Hereâ€™s to a prosperous and equitable New Year for us all!