Fair shea

Unlocking Potentials Within Shea Communities

Welcome to Fair Shea

Since 2021, Fair Shea has been working in rural communities, with women and youth by empowering them to become drivers of their communities’ development. We do this by providing diverse skills to women farmers, shea nut pickers and shea butter producers as well as youth with interest in agriculture to turn their businesses and farms into fair, profitable and sustainable enterprises.

Who we are

Fair Shea is a Non-Governmental empowerment and development organization of choice that is working and collaborating with women shea nut pickers, shea butter producers and youth in rural communities in Northern Ghana to bridge the wide gender inequality gaps and accelerate development.

We focus our interventions on three main project areas: Empowerment, Evironment and Climate Change, and Sustainable Community Development.

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The Problem

In Ghana, gender-based disparities, especially in the Northern part of the country is alarming. Deeply embedded socio-cultural patriarchal norms have females treated as second-class citizens. Females in Northern Ghana are underprivileged in various arenas of life. The average “working poor” poverty rate for all employed women in Ghana is at an estimated 67.1 percent.

Under the Constitution of Ghana, women are given equal rights yet disparities in education, employment, and health for women remain prevalent. Additionally, women have much less access to resources.

According to a study by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, in the area of Agriculture, Ghanaian women contribute substantially to the economic development of the country. They form an estimated 52% of the agricultural labour force and produce 70% of food crops. Women also constitute 90% of the labour force in the marketing of farm produce.

Women shea nut pickers and shea butter producers in Ghana;

How we are solving this?

We organize women within the shea value chain, women and youth with interest in agriculture to receive training and access support to increase production, raise their incomes, become independent and operate sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural enterprises.

How you can help?

We would appreciate any effort in helping our organisation and following are the options in which you can help us.

You can donate to us any amount. Every penny counts and every amount goes into enhancing rural lives and accelerating rural communities development.

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity with Fair shea? Are you a female advocate? Are you a gender activist?  If YES, then this is the right place for you. We need people like you to help us. Join us in making the world an equal place for all.

Are you a social person? Are you a change maker? Or do you have many friends and big family? You could be our Patron Ambassador by advocating to raise funds for us.

Are you a social person? Are you a change maker? Or do you have many friends and big family? You could be our Patron Ambassador by advocating to raise funds for us.

Latest News

Quarterly Newsletter 04-2022

Quarterly Newsletter 04-2022

Dear Partners, Friends and Supporters of Fair Shea, Our team and beneficiaries would like to wish you the best this New Year 2023. It is our hope  that this newsletter will help and motivate you create sustainable solutions to problems facing your community. At Fair Shea, we are ensuring our interventions offer sustainable solutions such […]

Enhancing Sustainable Market Systems and Resilience

Enhancing Sustainable Market Systems and Resilience

On Wednesday 7th December 2022, the team from Fair Shea and our beneficiaries were happy to welcome Mrs. Maura Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer of ACDI/VOCA, together with the Deputy Chief of Party and team from the Market Systems And Resilience (Feed the Future). The visit was to interact with the organization […]

VALUE ADDITION TRAINING (FIRST COHORT) GRADUATION

VALUE ADDITION TRAINING (FIRST COHORT) GRADUATION

On 12th November 2022, Fair Shea’s first cohort of 30 beneficiaries graduated after completing a 3 month training on acquiring new skills that will aid them to add more value to their raw shea butter. The training also engaged them on how to apply more environmentally and earth friendly practices in their operations. These skills […]