Shea Trees grow in the wild on it own and this is why it doesn't need fertilisers to grow. The women are responsible for picking the Shea nuts when it falls to the ground during harvest season and this is why is it called "Women's Gold".
Picking Shea nuts is a physically demanding activity that requires these women to walk under the scorching sun to find and pick the fresh nuts from the wild. They would carry heavy bowls of Shea nuts on their head to their homes.
Ajike was determined to create solutions so these rural women and the centre can benefit from nature's gift. To establish the centre, Ajike formed a partnership with the Savelugu Yong community and the surrounding communities by proposing numerous empowerment programs for the women and the development of the communities socially and economically.
The centre works with the Ajike Women's Shea Butter Cooperative and currently buys Shea nuts from about 200 women and employed about 80 of them are employed as producers at the centre.
We pack our Shea butter in 25kg brown boxes after packing them in doubled transparent plastic bags. We can also pack in any prescribed method as requested by our customers.