Education is one of the most powerful tools to enable kids fulfill their potential. Studies show that educated girls are less likely to be married before the age of 18 and have children during teenage years. Educated girls are more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They build better futures for themselves and their loved ones, because when a woman earn higher income she re-invests her earnings into her family and her community. So by educating girls we grow economies and reduce inequalities!
Did you know that one in four girls gets married as a child?
And that 130 million girls around the world are out of school! These numbers might make us feel hopeless, nevertheless I believe that we should still ask how can we make a difference? How can we be part of a solution? Every mom in Kongo village, like everywhere else in the world, wants the best possible future for their children! Our partner, tiny Estonian NGO Mondo has been supporting education in Kongo village since 2009! Thanks to them 145 kids in the village are in school, who otherwise couldn’t afford it. And the best news is that ALL the children of the Shea ladies in Kongo village are in school! That is why we believe that the best way to support kids, is to create business relations with their mothers! Women know better than any foreign NGO how to use their money in their communities.
How can we make a difference?
We truly believe that ethical business is the key! Fair wages to the women and the best 100% natural products for you! Simple, right? Even though we have been often told that we are too small to make a difference but we believe that together with you and NGO Mondo, we can make life a bit easier for the local women! Then they can provide for their kids! And that is a huge deal! This, in my opinion, is a clear example how connected we all are. Every pound of sold Shea butter makes a difference! Thanks to you a mom has a job and her kids are in school! This is how we can all make a difference and change the world a little better place!
Thank you so much for being part of our venture!