Shea Yeleen's mission to empower the female shea producers of Ghana

May 01, 2021

Established in 2005, Shea Yeleen Internat­ional, Inc. is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering women in West Africa and the United States through the production, sale, and use of shea butter products. Shea Yeleen is a company that specializes in manufacturing high quality, organic, fair trade skin care products and utilizing a sales strategy that incorporates women’s micro enterprise development. Shea Yeleen offers five times Ghana’s minimum wage and provides access to health insurance. Its business model has a direct and regenerative community impact that allows the ongoing education of more than 268 children.

Shea Yeleen is the brainchild of Rahama Wright, who is creating living-wage jobs for women-owned shea butter cooperatives in Ghana. Having grown up personally aware of inequalities in the world, Rahama developed an interest in women’s economic empowerment. Making up for her lack of business experience with pure passion and determination, she started Shea Yeleen, a social impact company focused on financial empowerment and ethical sourcing. 

One person really can make a difference! See how Shea Yeleen has changed life for the better for shea makers in Ghana.

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