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The Things we do for Love – A Social Entrepreneurs Story

It’s amazing the things we do when we are in love. A man will walk through fire for the object of his affection; a mother will lift a truck to rescue her child from danger; a soldier will take a bullet for his or her comrades. Crazy illogical love, driven by strong emotion makes us go beyond our natural abilities to meet the needs of … Continue reading The Things we do for Love – A Social Entrepreneurs Story

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Going Beyond Fair Trade

My work with Shea Radiance gives me the opportunity to solve beauty problems while economically enhancing the lives of the women in our supply chain. In West Africa, Shea butter is called Women’s Gold, because the proceeds from the sale of Shea butter help women feed, clothe and educate their children. We source Shea butter, our key ingredient, directly from women run cooperatives. As a … Continue reading Going Beyond Fair Trade

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When Clarity of Purpose Emerges from Struggle

2016 was a watershed year for us at Shea Radiance. We gained more clarity about who we are and why we exist. All our activities and struggles over the past years make sense as we move into the new year. Shea Radiance exists for one very simple reason: To influence the way women care for themselves, and for each other. During the past nine years … Continue reading When Clarity of Purpose Emerges from Struggle