Women are the heart of the family and of family economics in rural Ghanaian villages. Income opportunities are sparse, require incredible effort and there is often little infrastructure to support them. We have tried to support the women through training and through the development of Women’s Enterprise Centres which are used for shea butter as…Details
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.
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…Details
Baraka supplies contributed resources to support the complete renovation of the Kperisi Chief’s Palace. Age-old traditional construction materials and supplies were used for the entire project
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…Details
Children, from kindergarten and up, wear uniforms to go to school. These are generally custom made with fabric purchased from women in the local market and uniforms carefully measured and sewn by local tailors. It is expensive but required. Baraka was approached by a customer who wanted to do something in the community that would…Details
Baraka Supplies and Shea Butter Market made a donation of sports equipment to the Tapko village children. The supplies included jerseys and soccer balls, shoes – some of these were donated by Brentwood College in Mill Bay & Mr. Tony Medina. Prior ProjectsProject OpportunitiesHomeDetails
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…Details