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Training project for women shea nut farmers in Ghana

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Research on Development

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

We are trying to help women subsistence farmers in two districts of Northern Ghana. The women grow shea nuts, but as most of them are illiterate, they lack the skills needed to pick and process their produce efficiently. They also need help to produce and market the kind of procucts (soap, face creams, shea butter) that meet both local and international standards. The District Assembly has not provided sufficient finance to help women who have set up their own businesses to expand, so we feel that we will be able to help them if we can raise sufficient funds to do so.

This will help to alleviate poverty among women and it will also help to increase household incomes.

To date, we have have been working in northern Ghana, helping communities to develop sustainable projects in health, education and agro-processing.

What is your project and how will it help?

We want to train women in modern methods of shea nut processing and show them how to produce soap, face cream and other products that meet international standards and eventually lead to increased demand. Improved production will help to increase incomes and help with household budgets.

Full details of our project, the proposed activities and stages of implementation are set out in the attached proposal document.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We would like partners to help us with this project. People can partner with us by helping us with funding. Please contact us for further information.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Total project budget: US$ 6,350
Amount requested: US$ 4,350
Organization contributions for the project: US$ 2,000

Further information

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Ghana

Global issues

Education and training; Gender issues


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