Nubian Heritage is dedicated to alleviating poverty in the communities that comprise our supply chain. Shea Butter is central to all our products, so that’s where we started. When we invest in women’s Shea Butter cooperatives in Ghana, we don’t just buy their products — we help them develop self-sustaining businesses. An ethical wage premium is paid to these enterprising women, and we aid in monitoring practices to ensure that the efficiency, health, profitability and quality of life is elevated for members of the co-op. The women we work with in Ghana become our partners, not just our suppliers, and with their rise in income, they experience greater health, access to education and the benefits of financial freedom. With the help of Community Commerce, they change their own lives for the better.