Magbè Savane – President of Makomas LLC announces The Makomas Foundation

Magbè Savane – President of Makomas LLC announces The Makomas Foundation

Admin December 7, 2017 0 Comments
Magbè Savane – President of Makomas LLC announces The Makomas Foundation

It has been a while since I last touched base with you. Today, I want to take a few minutes to update you on one of our most exciting projects I have been working on for the past few months – The Makomas Foundation. 

The Makomas Foundation, is a philanthropic initiative of Makomas LLC, that facilitates the reinvestment of  a proportion of our profits into developing and supporting economic development and sustainable living conditions for the farmers and their families who cultivate and harvest baobab in Burkina Faso, West Africa for Makomas.  

Burkina Faso has very few economic development opportunities. The annual baobab fruit harvest which is managed and conducted by women, provides a reliable and sustainable source of income that empowers these women and benefits their families. 

My first trip to Burkina Faso was in February 2016. Since then I have travelled twice to the villages for extended periods of time and have developed a direct relationship with the communities and local harvesters. I have learned more about the communities’ needs and the best way to sustainably harvest baobab fruit. Moreover, I was amazed at how hard these women work. After the harvest, the women travel many miles on foot with their babies on their back to different towns to sell the fruit, often returning home with unsold inventory. Our partnership gives these women access to a broader and more favorable market.

Each day at Makomas we look for opportunities to do well and to do good. I feel very honored to be part of the lives of these wonderfully inspiring and hard-working women, and look forward to continuing this amazing journey with them. 

When you buy Makomas products, you are also supporting the women in Burkina Faso responsible for supplying high-quality natural ingredients that go into our delicious products. 

So please join us in spreading the word about Makomas and The Makomas Foundation. 

In my next blog, I will take you through the journey of the baobab fruit and why unlike other fruits, the baobab fruit dries on the trees loaded with nutrients.  

Stay Tuned!

Cheers,

Magbè Savané
Makomas Foundation
Because community matters!

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