We believe that our sense of “good” is directly connected to the contributions we make to the world at large, which is why charity is an integral part of Karité’s mission. Since we source our raw, unrefined shea butter from Ghana, our company’s primary charitable focus is giving back to the rural African communities that make Karité possible.
Our main goal is to support the incredible, hard-working women shea farmers who live in Northern Ghana. By working in the shea industry, these women are empowered to be more than just homemakers if they choose. This opportunity can actually help them be bread-winners and provide for their families, become inspirations for their children and support their communities at large.
Our main initiative is Shea for Soles (#sheaforsoles), which provides shoes for the women who work at the cooperatives that harvest shea nuts and extract the incredible shea butter our products rely on. Many of these women commute to work by foot—and spend their entire day on their feet—which is why we believe that providing them with proper footwear is so important. To date, we have collected more than 100 pairs of gently worn sneakers, and we will be taking donations through the end of the summer. We plan to hand-deliver these sneakers to these amazing women when we visit Ghana in December.
If you would like to participate in Shea for Soles, please send gently worn sneakers to:
Karité Shea Butter
℅ Bergen Dermatology
473 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 110
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Karité Shea Butter is also a proud member of the Global Shea Alliance. Based in Ghana, this non-profit association works to promote sustainability, quality practices and industry standards in an effort to empower rural African communities and elevate the livelihoods of the women who work at the cooperatives that are integral to the success of our business. We are staunch advocates of fair trade, as well as fair compensation for the women who help make Karité a reality.