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Moyaa Shea Products Ltd.

Moyaa Shea Products Ltd.

Founder

Debbie vanGrieken 

Year Founded

2016

Business Description

Moyaa Shea Products Ltd. is committed to producing the highest quality of premium Organic, Grade A Shea Butter Products in order to help people dealing with skin issues from simple dryness to painful eczema and skin irritations. Using the framework of Fair Trade and introducing a zero waste program, Moyaa strives to transform the lives of people in Uganda by ending the cycle of dependency and bringing dignity to the farmers and their families. Moyaa has a strong commitment to conservation and uses the Triple Bottom Line Philosophy when making business decisions. They never put profits ahead of People and Planet. Moyaa sponsors girls education through its social impact program and is currently supporting two young girls through a charitable organization called Starfish. Thinking Global and acting Locally is important to Moyaa so they assist and donate to local service clubs and sponsor events like MomCare and DREAM's Global Literacy Program.

Milestones / Successes to Date

  • 33 retail stores across Canada carrying Moyaa products
  • Offer international sales online through Moyaa's new website
  • Leaping Bunny Certified - meaning Moyaa products are certified Cruelty Free
  • One of five finalists in Innovate Niagara's Social Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in 2017

How has Innovate Niagara helped you succeed?

Innovate Niagara has helped me network with other social entrepreneurs and really develop my business plan. They have provided me with training and courses that have assisted me in marketing my business. I have enjoyed the staff's kind and encouraging support.