Raising Women’s Incomes through Shea Butter

TechnoServe is helping 3,000 rural women in northern Ghana maximize their income potential through shea butter. The organization has helped women’s shea-producing and -processing groups upgrade their business skills, acquire financing, find new market opportunities and develop a culture of savings and investment. In 2012, TechnoServe worked with more than 1,000 women, who increased their income through shea butter nearly fivefold within a year.