Delapointe Shea Butter

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Delapointe Shea Butter

Karite Delapointe, a Quebec-based company, is the sole importer of Fairtrade Certified Organic Shea butter in Canada. Shea butter is vegetable oil from the nut of the Shea tree that grows only in the wild in about 20 African countries. Karite Delapointe buys butter from the Leo region of Burkina Faso. It is nicknamed “The Gold of African Women” for its golden colour, its wonderful properties and it’s often the only source of income for them. The manufacture of Shea butter is made in rural areas. The process has been handed down for thousands of years from mother to daughter. Producing Shea butter is physically demanding and labour intensive. Shea butter is manufactured by a mechanical process without the use of solvents or chemical products. Natural Shea butter is pale beige with a pleasant and light smell of walnuts. It is rich in vitamin A, D, E, F and K. It also has a natural anti-inflammatory effect. With the sale of each Fair Trade kilo sold internationally, the community has benefited by the women being trained in methods of work that have improved the efficiency and sanitary conditions of the Shea butter production. The women have also been taught basic literacy, HIV orphans have received school supplies, women producers have been educated about the risks associated with HIV/AIDS, and a childcare facility has been constructed so that older girls can attend school.

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