The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. From Ghana to Canada, we hope that all of you are taking care. I'd like to take a moment to update you on the shea situation with TAMA Cosmetics.
We are grateful there have only been a few cases reported in Northern Ghana: the shea supply chain remains intact. Our women nut collectors are in rural locations and so far removed from case counts.
TAMA's employees in Ghana are mostly on mandatory leave with pay. We care for our workers have educated them on the virus, manufactured sanitiser and distributed that and masks for employees and their families, and staggered work so that the few staff still working can practice social distancing.
Ghana has experienced a pause on business: Our certification processes are on hold as of March, we hope to restart in May. Packaging, essential oils, and other ingredients are disrupted and it remains to be seen when this supply chain will resume.
Throughout everything, we believe in steadfast optimism and unwavering hope.
Our commitment to you remains the same. Trust that we are just as devoted as ever to our community, and know that you are always welcome to visit our online shop.