Laafi de Tenkodogo

Laafi de Tenkodogo

Laafi means “health and well-being” in the Mooré dialect of Burkina Faso. It is also the name of a co-op of about 50 women who have organized to sell shea butter products. The majority of Laafi members are widows with children. Because of Laafi, they can ensure that their children are fed and go to school. The co-op has invested in a furnace and a mill to improve its efficiency and productivity. As a group, they have also initiated numerous social action projects, increasing literacy and educating their community on health care issues.