Transform a conflict-affected community

by Sahara Botanicals Ltd.

About the project


Product Shipped! £8,000
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In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
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25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
Goré is home to 24,000 refugees. Many are women who have no means of supporting their families. Producing shea butter allows them provide for their families.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
24,000 refugees, £250/year average income in the community.
What is your solution?
Sahara Botanicals will provide sustainable jobs to refugee and local women. This will allow them to support their families in a culturally-appropriate way.
How will you deliver this?
We will conduct trainings with the women in Goré who are producing shea butter to teach them good practices and improve the quality of the shea butter they are producing. We will then help them export the butter and find a buyer, like a cosmetics company.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
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    Check out our website (
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    Forward it on to your friends and family
  • 15 minutes
    Friend us on Facebook
  • 30 minutes
    Blog or tweet about us
  • A few hours
    Organize a small fundraiser at your school or in your community
  • Regular time commitment
    Volunteer to do research for the project

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Theresa Burton 03 August 2011 - 08:36

Stephanie's first blog from her trip to Chad this summer:

Sylvia Chatagnier 23 June 2011 - 20:54

Congratulations!! I'm so proud to know you can move forward. I'm eager to follow your progress this summer.

Love, Sylvia

Stephanie Getson 23 June 2011 - 11:56

We've reached the target!!! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported. Now the real work begins. If you want to stay up to date on what Sahara Botanicals is up to, make sure to subscribe to our blog

Steven Renwick 20 June 2011 - 23:12

Hello reddit!

Theresa Burton 14 June 2011 - 10:23

Read Stephanie's latest blog on how the £8,000 will help this project and what it will be spent on:

DaleMurphy 03 June 2011 - 13:50

I anted up -- took 3 tries but I think the 3rd time was the charm. (Let me know if you don't see it.)

Congratulations (Oxford), best of luck, and thanks for your good work!


Gregg 01 June 2011 - 19:42

Wish you every success, a great project to work on while studying at SBS.

Steven Renwick 23 May 2011 - 20:44

OK - I made my 2nd donation. Let's keep this going!

Smit Raturi 20 May 2011 - 20:22

Good luck :)

taylor 20 May 2011 - 18:41

let's do this!!

richo 20 May 2011 - 16:38

Let's do it! :)

BernardLomax 20 May 2011 - 14:25

Good luck!

Wendy Rudder 20 May 2011 - 12:04

Spreading the word via Facebook - let's make this a reality!

Ellen B. 07 May 2011 - 14:02

Hoping this helped at least a bit... I'll spread the word too...

Steven Renwick 05 May 2011 - 17:31

Every little helps, eh?!

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Awards And Recognitions

Stephanie Getson is an Emerge Venture Lab Fellow -