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Our Shea & Care is a 100% pure unrefined organic skin care. It is unprocessed and therefore its natural effects can be preserved, as no solvents or chemicals have been added.

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» 1050 women and their husbands from six villages are working in the community Shea&Care is working with in Burkina Faso. Together with their parents there are about 600 children living in the community and its villages. Malaria and wrong treated illnesses remain the major course for diseases and death of parents and children.

Participation in the revenues enable the women to improve the living conditions of their family sustainably. After speaking to Marceline, Head of the Women Association about the moste urgent needs, we have chosen following two projects to support the community. With 1 Euro per sold Kilo Shea&Care Shea Butter our customers support local projects actively. This is about five times more than conventional fair trade systems invest in schemes.

 

1. Mosquito Nets

90% of all malaria related causalities worldwide occur in Sub-Saharan Africa with about 60% of deaths being young children under the age of five. Malaria is transferred by the bite of the anopheles mosquito.

The continued existence of malaria in an area requires among others high rates of transmission from humans to mosquitoes and from mosquitoes to humans. If this rate is lowered sufficiently, the parasite will sooner or later disappear from that area, as happened in Brazil, Eritrea, India and Vietnam recently.

The best single measure is the use of insecticide treated nets at night as it’s the mosquito feeding time.

The costs of the purchase of 2000 insecticide treated nets are about 2700 Euro.

2. Drugs

    Drug supply is lacking in such rural areas. Many dealers sell fake and overprized products to the people in need of effective medicine. We have selected a basic supply of drugs to be sent to the villages. A training on how to use the medications correctly will be given in addition.

    The kit consists of Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Gastrosil, Aspirin and a stand-by malaria treatment for urgent cases. The costs of this set including first aid kits amount to 1500 Euro.