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Essentials by Temi

Temi Shobowale pursued her lifelong passion of beauty by creating her own organic plant-based skincare line but she couldn’t stop there. Temi had the heart of a humanitarian. While searching for fair-trade shea butter Temi came across the Ajike Shea Centre. Immediately she knew she had to assist the important initiative.

 The Ajike Shea Centre is a social enterprise which was established to empower rural women in Ghana who are the backbones of their families. The founder, Ajike, discovered the horrific ways women were exploited and faced hardships in the Shea export industry. The Ajike Shea Centre employs rural women to produce shea butter, allowing them to support their families and their communities.

Temi decided that she needed to do more than just purchase the Shea directly from the Ajike centre. As a result Essentials By Temi pledged to donate proceeds from their quarterly butter-based product sales to the centre. Through shea butter sales, this initiative has been funding the construction of a local school, school supplies, and uniforms for the children in the surrounding community.