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Our mission

Karité Delapointe’s first mission is to participate in to improve the quality of live for 5000 shea butter women producers and their community from the Léo CO-OP in Burkina Faso, by providing regular and increasing revenues.

Karité Delapointe wishes to make Fair Trade Certified Shea Butter better known by a maximum of North American consumers.

Our goal is also to sensitive consumers to the positive impacts of Fair Trade and to the importance of making ethical and responsible purchases.

Public awareness is done many ways as :

  • Our communication tools (Web site, published documentation, pub pamphlet) ;
  • Our participation to expositions ;
  • Kiosks in stores ;
  • Public conferences in companies and schools
Contact us to know more about our conferences 

Our vision

We wish that every family in Norh America possess/has its own Fair Trade Certified Shea Butter containers in its pharmacy!

Our Values

BEAUTY. PURETY. SOLIDARITY.  

Our Story

Our relationship with the Léo CO-OP has started at the beginning of years 2000. Daniel Lapointe’s desire to bring support to poor people and to have an agriculture experience abroad motivated him to apply as an international volunteer along with the International Cooperation Study Center (CECI). During 8 months, Daniel worked to commercialise shea butter at the higher/better price possible.ible.

Importation and transformation in Bury
In 2002, in order to pursue its support and collaboration to the commauty of Léo, Daniel and his wife started to import, transform and distribute shea butter and finished products in Canada and to the USA.

Fair Trade Certification

Karité Delapointe officialy became the first TransFair Canada licencee licencee for Shea butter importation on October 7, 2007.
After Daniel passed away, Praxède Levesque Lapointe, took the lead of the company with the collaboration of her supporters.

Read an interview with Ms Lapointe published on Cyberpresse (on the web) during summer 2009.