The shea butter collective consists of over 100 women from the village of Kpersi. Kpersi lies close to the city of Wa, in the northwestern region of Ghana, and the doorstep of the subSaharan Desert - a biome of tropical grassland. It is an incredibly labor-intensive process that goes into transforming raw unadulterated shea nut into the rich, creamy yellow butter that plays such a central role in so many of our products. For these women shea butter production is their sole livelihood and it plays a key role in the economic vitality of the whole community. Our purchase of this singular shea butter has seen over 100 village women secure a better livelihood for their families, while providing 350 school uniforms for their children. As well as funding the purchase and construction of a grinding mill, milling shed and roasters — the life force of the community