About Shea

Get Value From The Shea Tree
The shea tree (vitellaria paradoxa), also known as karité in French, is a tree species native only to the central belt of Africa, growing in approximately 20 countries between Guinea and Uganda as well as Mali, Senegal, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.

StarShea Network Now Up To 10,000 Members
Partnering with Jack Sally, a local NGO that built groups on Village Saving Loans, and thanks to own recruitment efforts, the StarShea Network has now 10,000+ members. Women are continuously trained in quality nuts and butter processing.

Case Study: Shea Value Chain Reinforcement in Ghana
Learn about a collaboration in Ghana between SAP and Paris-based microfinance development organization PlaNet Finance PlaNet Finance. Learn More

About Star Shea

Learn About the Star Shea Network
The Star Shea Network is a federation of rural women’s groups in northern Ghana that specialize in the tradition of harvesting and processing all-natural shea nuts and butter. Learn more

How to Sell to International Markets and Empower Rural Women
Learn how to buy responsibly and invest in a high-quality, 100% natural product from a trustworthy source. Learn More

Empowering Rural Women and Providing Sustainable Access to Market
The program “Computerworld Honors 2013″ recognizes organizations that use information
technology to change the world for the better. PlanNet Finance and StarShea Ltd are among the finalists. Learn More


In The News
StarShea Nonprofit in Ghana to Become an Independent Social Business
Four years ago PlaNet Finance and SAP came together to form the StarShea Network. Now the nonprofit collective has transitioned to an incorporated, stand-alone business. Started in 2009 to help 1,500 women in rural Northern Ghana manage and grow their shea nut business, the newly named StarShea Ltd. has grown to a network of more than 10,000 women. Read the announcement

StarShea Ltd at the Global Shea Alliance Conference, Abuja
StarShea attended the 2013 Global Shea Alliance conference in Abuja with the PlaNet Finance team.
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