Girl Child Education

Baraka along with partner organizations worked with Alfred when he was alive to support girl child education in northern Ghana.  Motivated female students are supported with tuition, materials, and other support as required.  This enables them to complete high school and attend post-secondary programs.  Over twenty students have been supported.

Income generation

From day one we have been focused on supporting income generation for rural women.  This has included the economic impact of our purchases (see more in this recent media article) and direct training and support to assist with the development of alternative income generation opportunities.  This is often supplemented with the development of Women’s Enterprise…


School supplies

Our team and various partners organized a Christmas 2009 fundraiser in British Columbia, Canada’s Cowichan Valley (where we are based) to raise funds for school supplies for the village children.  Through support from our partners and customers in March 2010 we were able to provide school supplies valued at over $3,000 to the community.  We…


Tree Planting

Baraka worked with Shea Butter Market to support in-country development volunteers Greg Horne and Fabienne Calvert Filteau to spend several months in Tapko Village (a remote village about one hour from Kperisi Village).  While there they undertook several projects. For the most part their projects and work were financed through funds they raised.  Our team…