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Meet Our Producers

Ojoba Women's Shea Cooperative

The Ojoba Women's Shea Butter Cooperative is made up of 400 rural village women. These women live under difficult circumstances as subsistence farmers in the arid northern region of Ghana, West Africa. They must cope with poor, rocky soil, unreliable rains, and little public infrastructure such as affordable transportation, communications, health care or education. Read More...

 

Ojoba Women's Baobab Cooperative

Started in 2013, our newest woman's cooperative has 17 baobab seed oil producers and over 300 baobab seed collectors. The women are from the same region as our shea butter cooperative. They process oil from the seeds of the fruits of indigenous baobab trees which grow wild in the African savannah. Read More...

 

Ojoba Women's Weaving Cooperative

Ojoba Collective helped start a weaving cooperative in northern Ghana in 2003 as a way of assisting the most vulnerable segment of society; rural women and their children. In the beginning we started with a handful of weavers, and today we work with over 100! Read More...

 

Meet Individual Members

Adongo Atandaa has been a member of the Ojoba Women’s Shea Cooperative since 2005. She is married and has four children. Before joining the cooperative, she had no steady source of income, and purchasing basic school supplies for her children was a huge struggle. Read More...

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