All Pure Nature Ventures
All Pure Nature Ventures is a privately held enterprise producing and marketing personal care products made from shea butter, an indigenous Ghanaian natural resource for body care. Founder Gladys Commey has established a development project in the northern region of Ghana in which a group of women harvest and process the shea nuts for butter. With a small group of employees, Commey manufactures All Pure Nature’s personal care products in Accra. She works with four groups of artisans in four different villages outside of Accra who make the packaging for her products. Sale of their raw shea butter provides a valuable source of income for the producers in the north. For the staff in Accra, employment with All Pure Nature also provides health benefits and assistance with their education fees. Ten Thousand Villages began purchasing from All Pure Nature in 2008.