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The Shea Butter Balm's principal ingredient is shea butter that our company sources from Mali, West Africa. We source it from a Women's Co Operative in the village of Fourou, 6 hours drive from the capital Bamako. Paul and Richard, The She Company founders, spent extensive periods of time near the co-operative and saw the incredible impact of providing work to a community in a part of the world where employment scarcely exists. These women gather together to process the nuts of the shea tree. The tree is native to West Africa and has been harvested for centuries for food, medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
Paul and Richard become involved in Solar Home Systems installations in and around the co operative members' Fourou community. We see these systems as a specific, targeted and massively impactful means of improving quality of life in a very underdeveloped community. 150 units have been installed so far. These systems change lives - lighting to cook by, lighting for children's education, energy for phone charging. The technology was unheard of there until very recently and we're excited to be helping. As our business grows we will continue to support development of the community and to obtain our main ingredient from one and only one source, the women's cooperative in Fourou. We will keep our customers posted here as part of Our Story.