CCTV Faces of Africa

The organization Just Shea is a social business created to increase the leverage, income and safety of women in Ghana. Just Shea buys the nuts from the women who collect them, and sells them to other local women for processing. … Continued

Larry Plesent Featured in The Herald of Randolph

Martha Slater of The Herald of Randolph recently wrote an article about Vermont Soap’s president Larry Plesent, discussing his work in Africa. Larry Plesent is passionate about helping people and he’s also passionate about making soap. As owner and chief … Continued

Larry Returns to Liberia

Dear Friends, This month’s Green Energy Times column is being written in a small northern village in Liberia, West Africa where I am once again working with local people to improve the quality of their soap products. We use palm … Continued

Training Manual for a Village Soap-Making Operation

Presented by Larry Plesent and Sandy Lincoln with assistance from Ezra Nkrumah This manual was created based on experience in the field at Asawinso Village, Western Region, Ghana, with the Asawinso Cooperative Oil Palm Millers Association (COPAMA), and sponsored by … Continued

Ghana 2005 Solar Shea Drier Mission

Sponsored by USAID Farmserve Program and OIC International Larry Plesent – Volunteer This solar shea nut drier, or drying tunnel, is based on the original work pioneered by Dr. Peter Lovett PhD., of Tamale, Ghana. Dr. Lovett is the world’s … Continued