Photo of the Week: New Opportunities for Rural Women in Ghana

September 23, 2011

Members of the Nyebu Be Yoona cooperative process shea butter in the village of Kanfiehiyili in northern Ghana. TechnoServe has helped 4,000 poor rural women to earn sustainable incomes by collecting and processing shea nuts into a butter used in cosmetics.


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Members of the Nyebu Be Yoona cooperative process shea butter in the village of Kanfiehiyili in northern Ghana. TechnoServe has helped 4,000 poor rural women to earn sustainable incomes by collecting and processing shea nuts into a butter used in cosmetics. With our assistance, these women have more than doubled their incomes, giving them money to feed their families and send their children to school.

Learn more about this and other TechnoServe programs in our 2011 Progress Report.

 

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