Mali, Women & Shea Tree
Independent Films, Women, Travel
Mali has been facing a series of plagues, from military coups, rebellions, civil strife, famine, and most recently locusts. However, despite poverty it has also the reputation for its progressive cultural, music and learning roots. The empowerment of women is also a tradition linked with the Shea Tree;
For centuries the Shea tree and the butter produced from its fruits have been vital for the rural communities in Mali, a country facing extreme poverty in the midst of drought and internal conflicts. With the help of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), shea butter projects are empowering women and securing a sustainable income for some of Mali's poverty-stricken communities.
Year of Production: 2012
Length: 4:30 min
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- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV)