Social Impact

About Moyaa Shea Butter

Upholding fair business practices and ethical business goals is only part of what we are committed to at Moyaa. In our partnership with Ugandan communities, we apply a fair trade framework when purchasing raw materials from them. In addition to this, our team gives back to the communities in several other ways and makes sure every purchase of Moyaa Shea Butter impacts a worthwhile cause.

MOYAA has a deep commitment to protect our planet and look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. When in Uganda we spoke with the community and listened to their concerns and needs. One issue that arose was protecting the Shea trees. Although it is illegal to cut down the trees many people find themselves in desperate situations and chop down the trees for fast cash by selling the wood for charcoal which is used in cooking.

Your orders help us help others. In 2020 we were able to purchase innovative technologies made right in Uganda that takes agricultural waste and converts it to charcoal! It was transported to our suppliers facility and 5 community groups rotate to use it for personal purposes and to sell the charcoal in the region. The machine has been able to employ up to 125 women and will help ensure the trees are left for future generations of Shea farmers. 

 

Supporting Students

Part of Moyaaʼs profits go to supporting girls education. The World Bank report Missed Opportunities the high cost of not educating girls, states that for every extra year a girl stays in school her income can increase by 11%. Children are the seeds of our future, and at Moyaa we believe that every child should have equal access to education for a brighter future. We believe with the right tools, we can empower young students both in our local and global communities to go out and make a difference in our world.

Who We Work With

Starfish Nicaragua is an organization founded by Suzanne Campbell, a longtime customer and friend who believes that education is a child’s tool to succeed and is passionate about creating opportunity for the children living in Nicaragua. Starfish Nicaragua has been sponsoring students since 2012 to attend school, with all donations going directly to the students.


Through the organization, our sponsorship goes directly toward:

  • Registration for both school semesters
  • A backpack
  • Books
  • Pencils
  • A new school uniform
  • New shoes
  • A scientific calculator for students in grade 7 or higher
  • Anything else that a student may need to be successful

Fundraising With Moyaa

Are you looking for an exceptional fundraising idea for your school, community group or non-profit organization? Instead of the usual chocolates or magazine subscriptions, offer your community a product that is ethical, sustainable, and practices the principles of Fair Trade by fundraising with Moyaa.

If you’re a student, teacher or non-profit organization who wants to fundraise while making a difference in the global community, you can join Moyaa Shea Butter Ltd.’s #PeopleHelpingPeople Fundraising campaign.

For each jar of Shea Butter sold, fundraiser's will receive $5. A jar of Shea Butter is sold at $22, including HST. Our Grade A moisturizer is excellent for the face, body, and even hair. As a natural, organic product it is ideal for both children and adults.

Empowering global citizens is the driving force of our enterprise. We believe in being socially responsible and improving lives through ethical business practices. Fundraising groups can be assured that they are not only raising money for their cause, but they are also contributing to the empowerment of a small community of farmers in Northern Uganda. If you are interested in fundraising, connect with the Moyaa team.

Open Arms Mission


Through Open Arms Mission we provide backpacks and school supplies to help families offset the expense associated with returning to school in the fall. We believe every child should feel confident and have the same opportunities regardless of their economic circumstances.

When you purchase products from Moyaa you are making a difference in peoples lives. Thank you for helping us #peoplehelpingpeople