Rahama Wright is a former Peace Corps volunteer and the fierce founder of Shea Yeleen. Her mission is to financially empower women in Africa through the creation of living wage jobs. According to Rahama: “The 16 million women in Africa who are part of the shea butter supply chain struggle with extreme levels of poverty. This huge problem often feels daunting, and our work in 14 villages in northern Ghana feels like a drop in the ocean. This is why we can’t do our work without our amazing customers and supporters. Each time you purchase our product you are helping a woman in Ghana increase her income by five times Ghana’s minimum wage of $2 per day. This gives her the ability to send her kids to school, access health care, and pay for daily needs.”
To learn more about Rahama’s business visit SheaYeleen.com.
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