Wednesday, 11 November 2009


2 days ago, I received some pictures and just wanted to share the story behind these with you.
As some of you may recall, my rather hectic trip to Ghana in October 2008 included a soapmaking class for members of the shea co-op that I am very proud to support for the last 6 years and will continue to do so. Well, after so many phone calls with ideas being shared, I finally got a glimpse of the fruits of our labour. I am so proud to be a Ghanaian and even proud to learn that everything [mould, stamp, etc] used in the production is made in Ghana. I also received a picture of a recently erected shed. This was from the donation we made in addition to the money being raised through our shea butter fundraising campaign:
So don't think I am being cheeky next time you see me grinning like a Cheshire cat - I am so proud of these women and of course the men who help to make the tools.
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  1. This is something that must really warm your heart. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks Michelle, it really does warm my heart and I can't wait to sell these bars.