Our main aim is to build a sustainable business while impacting the lives of rural women. Our will to execute this aim led to the creation of the KINAPURE INITIATIVE. Included in the initiative are:
SHEA PROCESSING CENTER: In our aim to protect; the rural women, the source and quality of our unrefined shea butter, we have an ongoing construction of a Modern Shea Processing Center at Lingbinsi in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region of Ghana. The center facilitates our quality control protocols and can boast of supporting over one hundred and five (105) women who are divided into smaller groups for effective training and progress monitoring.
TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT: Our women benefit from our series of free trainings and capacity building techniques which equips them with the skills to pick and produce the highest quality of Shea nuts and Shea butter to meet both the local and international market. Our trainings also help them learn sustainable business practices.
SAFETY: In order to protect our women from environmental hazards such as snake bites, bees attack, and heat burns associated with shea processing, Kina provides personal protective equipment to facilitate their work.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: Kinapure also serves as the needed ready market for the raw Shea products the women produce. Quality Shea kernels are purchased at a competitive price and sustainably stored for future processing. This initiative is especially beneficial to our women during the lean season, where our initiative helps them generate an income throughout the year without having to go through any scarce seasons or the stress of walking for miles under the heat to sell their shea butter in neighboring villages and towns. Ultimately, nature is also given a break in order to replenish its wild with the amazing shea nuts we have come to appreciate. We equally mitigate climate change through practices aimed at protecting shea parklands as well as using energy efficient processing equipment. In addition to that, Kinapure strives to use sustainable packaging for our products in order to protect the environment.
Kina is anchored on three pillars; business, social impact and environmental sustainability.