The fruit of the Shea tree is rich in vitamins and minerals and not lacking in protein. Inside the fruit is a seed rich in the mixture of edible oils and fats known as Shea Butter (a crucial nutritional resource for millions of rural households).
WHAT SETS SHEA BUTTER APART FROM OTHER NATURAL OILS
Shea Butter has a large healing fraction, ranging from 5-17%, depending of the source, compared to other seed oils only have a healing fraction of 1% or less. Shea butter contains important nutrients, vitamins and other valuable phytonutrients required for healing. The regular use of this natural oil can treat many skin problems including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, eczema, skin allergies and other skin conditons. Because of these healing properties, the shea tree got its name: Karité tree, meaning the Tree of Life.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND= LOCAL PRODUCTION AND TALENT
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE= USE EXISITNG SERVICES FROM SMALL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT THEM AND CREATE RELATIONSHIPS
ECONOMICALLY VIABLE= SMALL SCALE PRODUCTION LIMITS WASTE AND IS MORE AFFORDABLE
These products include items controlled or created by the members of the ensemble. Most of the ensemble members are small business owners who are located in Montreal, Quebec. They are in the process of or have already created products that are not yet on the market.
Such non-food items as t-shirts with logos designed and printed locally and food and beverage items such as natural health products, collagen based products which are manufactured locally. Most of the initial ensemble members are small business owners in the process of or who had already created/ acquired products that are more or less distributed in limited quantities throughout the area. These creations can all be used to establish an ongoing economic base to assist with project development as well as provide resources for day-to-day living expenses. A self-propelling machine, so to speak.
Grants, corporate funds and other private or public resources have their benefits but often times these funds are not always available and come with many strings attached. The collective self-help method favored by Groupe dE Mossì has its strengths and weaknesses. Nevertheless, this approach is the best method to immediately monitor output and input and to allow other local businesses to participate