Shea Butter Production

Sexual Reproductive Health Rights project
May 7, 2014
Youth and ICT in Agriculture Programme
December 30, 2016

Increasing economic opportunities and education in Northern Ghana

YOVI works on advocacy for children’s rights through youth development activities and micro-finance in Tamale, Northern Ghana.

Women in rural communities receive a micro-loan of about £50 from Yovi. They use this for buying shea nuts that they then process into shea butter. The finished product is sold in the marketplace, providing a vital and sustainable income for families living in poverty. This ensures that children can regularly attend school and have a chance at helping themselves out of the poverty trap. Women also receive essential business training from Yovi and form cooperatives which help improve the wider community

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