Agbanga Karite Group Members
We are often asked if Agbanga Karite is helping a "village" or
"villagers" in Africa. We could say yes and leave it at that,
but this is a very vague response. When you buy Agbanga Karite
shea butter and virgin oils, you are helping individuals in
villages and in the larger towns throughout Togo. Our shea nuts
come from a large area from central to northern Togo that
comprises almost half of the country. Furthermore, our shea
butter center is located in Sokode, a town of 100,000 located in
the middle of the country. The women that make our shea butter
come from small villages as well as this large town. Help is
needed as much in large towns as it is in small villages.
Working with Agbanga Karite provides our members with a steady
income and financial independence, which helps support children
and families in our communities.
To give you a more personal answer to the question, we have
decided to have a page dedicated to the individuals that are
responsible for producing our pure, unrefined shea butter so
that you can meet them directly.
Limata Gbadamassi is the director of Agbanga Karite shea butter
production in Togo. Limata was born and raised in a shea butter
producing community in central Togo, and has more than 50 years
experience with shea butter production. She directs over 400
members that gather shea nuts and produce Agbanga Karite pure,
unrefined shea butter.
Lafissa Mamman is one of the oldest members of Agbanga Karite.
She is the supervisor for the crystallization process. This is
one of the most critical steps in making our unrefined shea
butter so creamy. Lafissa has made and sold shea butter at the
local markets for over 40 years. She is a genuine shea butter
expert and Agbanga Karite is fortunate that she is sharing her
skills and expertise with us. Lafissa also brings a sense of
community and family to Agbanga Karite, as she is a great story
Irou Badi Rahaman
Irou Badi Rahaman is a group supervisor in charge of making sure
the shea oil is not over heated. She has made shea butter her
entire life. Now she is supporting her three children and paying
for their educations
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