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Abena

Chicago, IL, United States / Retail

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A loan helped fund our 2nd annual Health Care Day in Ghana for 100 women who help my US-based natural product business grow.


Abena's story

As a member of the African Diaspora and a Ghanaian American, I have been using shea throughout my whole life and always had a great understanding of its healing attributes. When I was a child, my mother would heat up shea butter and cloves and add them to her own body butter concoctions for our family to use. So when I started making shea, while teaching and going to graduate school, it became a means of self exploration and healing and then turned in to Hanahana Beauty.