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Shea Tribe was birthed out of a social mission; to empower local producers and encourage people to take better care of their bodies.

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 I was born in New York, but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. I studied in Penn State University. I studied journalism and women's studies.

My journey with Shea Tribe started in 2016. I had just finished university, but I was going for an LLB conversion course at University of Leicester and I failed. To be honest, I fell into this deep depression. My best friend at the time introduced me to essential oils. They really affected my mood and helped me through, so I started experimenting. Lavender helped me sleep, lemongrass would keep me energized. Lemon is good for headache and tea trees are good for infection.

When people think of shea butter, they just think of it in a brown bag with a nasty smell or a great big plastic bulky container. We're committed to making a shea butter range that smells amazing and also comes in simple, stunning, eco-friendly packaging.

 

Our shea nuts are from Nigeria. Nigeria is actually the largest supplier, producing about 60% of the world's supply. However, we don't export at the rate which somewhere like Ghana does right now. Because of that, I felt like that was very important for me to focus on that particular ingredient and find a way to bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world.

 

Our shea butter is made in the tiny village of Saki in Nigeria. These women are literally picking the nuts by hand and carrying it on their heads from the village and in to time it arrives at our headquarters in Lagos in no time . Then, huddled together in my house, we hand grind the butter. My goal is to grow and create a factory. We’re trying to raise the funds for the machinery they need. This not only makes their lives easier, but creates more jobs too.

 

 

After this, I wanted to turn that research into creating something for others. I wanted to create something that people could use to take care of themselves, both physically and mentally. I'm big on self-love and empowering women. Shea Tribe has become my tribe that allows me to encourage both of those values.

 

Shea Tribe would use the grant to accelerate its business operations by putting in the funds in product development, product packaging, product marketing & campaigns, payment of salaries & stipends of Shea Tribe’s workers and all other priority projects. The grant would aid Shea Tribe’s business operations by helping the business to reach more customers in various countries, drive sales, maximize higher profits, increase business size (more workers and interns), build customer’s trust for the brand and leverage on even more opportunities such as sustainable product campaigns.

These funds will support a documentary we have in mind, we’d like to document the process in which the shea nut is picked and turned into a finished product.

Shea Tribe is hoping to become a full social enterprise in 2021 with the mission of empowering women.


 


 

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  • Will I receive equity with my investment?
    • No, this is rewards-based crowdfunding so you will receive one of our exciting rewards based on the level you select or you may give a monetary gift.
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For additional questions, please shoot us an email athellosheatribe

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