Aduna brings African superfoods from village to shelf, creating sustainable livelihoods for rural producers. Through our baobab fruit supply chain, over 1,800 women in Upper East Ghana and Centre-Sud Burkina Faso are receiving life-changing incomes. Here is the story of just one of these women, Elizabeth Woebedi.
Married. 7 kids. Baobab Producer, Farmer and Dressmaker. Kayilo, Ghana.
"I used to be a dressmaker but there are too many people doing that so I focus on farming.
Farming isn’t easy either. Nowadays, if you can’t afford fertilizers, forget it. The land is not as fruitful as it used to be. I think the bushfires are ruining our lands.
In the past, we would harvest baobab but no one would buy it. It used to get rotten in the house. Life is more comfortable now since I joined the Cooperative and started selling baobab to Aduna. When you have many children, the moment the money comes, it goes. With Aduna we are able to make enough money from selling baobabs to keep our children in school. No one hears about our struggles now. Through the Cooperative, we support each other. We are improving our lives."
Interview and photographs by Nana Kofi Acquah.