We believe in the power of a global community. When all people are treated with dignity and respect and given fair wages, the entire planet wins. This belief has led us to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Argania Butter dedicates 10% of its profit to the IRC. The fund they raise enable them to respond to world’s worst humanitarian crises and help those affected to rebuild their lives.
The IRC focuses on health, safety, economic well-being and power in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. For every dollar the IRC raises, $0.90 goes to support their mission. Unlike many similar charitable organizations, the IRC focuses on measurable evidence for the aide they provide. They do more than throw money at the problem – they track how it’s used and the outcomes.
Their current focus is refugees in two areas. Refugees in America and the Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Middle East with a major push on helping refugees in the U.S. who’ve been affected by Trump’s ban.
In addition to donating 10% of our profit , we’ve set up a crowd funding site where supporters can donate to specific causes.
Argania Butter supports the Moroccan communities that provide our argan oil and the global community. Please join us in helping make the world a safer, healthier place for all who inhabit it.
Our Argan oil is imported from our producers and partners in Morocco who employ and empower about 240 women from 6 different female-run cooperatives and family farmers in Morocco. Fair-trade and sustainable development are the foundation of these cooperatives initiatives. Through fair-trade the women are guaranteed a competitive salary. This fundamental income propels the social status of the women and the cooperatives allow them to escape the isolation they otherwise face.
In addition to their earnings, the women are provided with opportunities for personal growth through education. Some personal growth includes:
- Advancement in literacy and environmental education programs
- Business skills
- Decision-making processes
- Needed income to support their families
- Better access to health care
- An overall better standard of living
It is estimated that three million people who live in rural areas depend on Argan oil for income! Because it has a direct impact on their socioeconomic status, the women take full responsibility of the harvest and production of argan oil. By supporting Argania Butter, you are not only benefiting your body, you are contributing to the protection of the argan tree and the empowerment of our women who produce this remarkable oil.