Give a Glove!
Burn Design Lab works closely with a number of shea butter cooperatives in Northern Ghana as we work to develop an improved shea nut roaster. Current roasting conditions expose women to hazardous smoke and flames, and women often burn their hands and forearms during the roasting process.
The risk of injury and burns is just one of the reasons why we’re developing an improved roaster for the future. But you can still make a difference today. For just $5 a pair, you can send a pair of heat-resistant gloves to the hard-working women processing shea in Northern Ghana. These gloves protect the women’s hands and forearms, preventing dangerous workplace burns and injuries.
There are currently 130 roasters in use at our partner cooperatives in Ghana. We'd like to send enough gloves so that no woman roasting shea at a cooperative is at risk for burns or injuries. Your donation of just $5 can make a difference in a woman’s life and livelihood.
We have indicated our progress below! Please note that funds raised beyond the amount needed for 130 gloves will help support the development of life-changing improved shea nut roasters, a project which greatly benefits from your support. Thank you for your gift, from BDL and from the multitude of shea cooperatives in Ghana! Donate below!
From the Gubdanda Shea Butter Processing center at Gumo
“The gloves prevent burns on our hands and forearms when roasting shea nuts. Today none of us had a burn.”
From the Tiyumtaba Shea Butter Processing Centre-Tampi Kukuo
"Thank you, God Bless you for helping us. May God provide for you all more than you have provided for us. This gloves came at the right time." - Ayishetu Yakubu
There have been exciting new developments in the Improved Shea Roaster Project, including three special design tracks for greater impact! To learn more about all the improvements, please view our Shea Roaster project page!