Total loan: $2,000


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Fishkill, NY, United States / Retail

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A loan helped woman-owned, fair trade, and natural skincare brands purchase equipment and grow.

Mildred's story

I started my business out of frustration when I could not find a toxic-free, natural moisturizer for my daughter's sensitive skin. My daughter slept very little and would wake up at night scratching and crying. I became very depressed because as a parent, I felt helpless. It was one of those frustrating days when my mother in Ghana called me and reminded me of the power of the shea tree. I started using shea butter on my daughter and in less than a week, her skin improved. She started sleeping well and my life changed. I decided to learn more about this healing product. As a nurse, I always knew a good natural moisturizer helps prevent skin breakdown so the more I learned, the more I wanted to share this healing product with the world. Shea butter is considered the women's gold in Sub-Saharan Africa because it is primarily handcrafted by women and provides economic opportunities for them. Kinapure's buys shea butter at fair trade partnership with the women at the Pacsun Cooperative in Tamale- Ghana, helps the women in the cooperative make enough to buy food, afford medicine and send their children to school. Kinapure's growth will provide more financial opportunities for women shea butter producers. By supporting Kinapure, you are enhancing the global legacy of the women in the Pacsun Cooperative in Ghana.