Amina Mumuni: The KNUST Student Impacting Lives In Bole With A Shea Butter Business

Amina Mumuni

Amina Mumuni is a 21-year-old who is passionate about undertaking initiatives that will make the lives of people, especially young ones, in her community better. “I love to help young ones to see that everything is possible in life,” she told Kuulpeeps.

She hails from Bole in the Savannah Region of Ghana and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Statistics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

In achieving her dream of impacting the lives of people in her community, she participated in the SDG Innovative challenge.

Amina Mumuni receiving her award for winning the SDG Innovative Challenge

The SDG Innovative challenge is an annual event powered by AIESEC, that gives young people the platform to inspire and engage with like-minded people to act on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“I saw the flyer of the competition and decided to give it a try,” Amina, who is also a member of Enactus-KNUST, revealed.

The competition is designed to bring out experience that focuses on developing personal and entrepreneurial competencies in the youths. Participants of the SDG Innovative challenge were tasked to identify a problem related to SDG 8: Decent work and Economic Growth, and come up with a solution to this problem.

The goal of SDG 8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, achieve productive employment and decent work for all women and men by 2030. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.

Amina Mumuni won the 2021 SDG Innovative Challenge

With this in mind, Amina pitched one of her businesses, AmiShea, which is into shea nut processing. She started this business in 2015.

“AmiShea is an agriculture venture established at Mempeasem No. 3 in Bole, Savannah Region of Ghana, that produces quality and affordable shea nut products to the people of Ghana and beyond is our hallmark,” she said.

According to Amina, the mission of AmiShea is to economically empower Ghanaian women who are shea butter producers through the processing and marketing of high-quality shea butter products.

“AmiShea aims at using shea butter to produce anything that is possible. As such, our products come in five forms: supply of raw shea butter, processed shea butter for hair growth, processed shea butter for body usage, shea butter bar soap, and shea butter into cooking oil… Amishea looks to have a structural section of workers, run a delivery system, and sales in all various markets in Ghana and around the globe… We are currently in a team of seven,” she explained.

Amina’s shea butter products – AmiShea

As the winner of the SDG Innovative Challenge, she will receive an amount of GHC1,000, branded souvenirs, three global internship opportunities and coaching from partners of the competition.

Aside from AmiShea, Amina has two other projects that she is working on. They are Chass Sweet Bakery (a bakery business) and EduRise (an educational initiative). “All seek to impact the lives of people in my community,” she said.

Indicating what she hopes to achieve after school, Amina said: “The future is something that is already bright, and it just required one to make an effort and build it.”

“The career path that I am hoping to journey is a diverse life of educating myself, engaging in entrepreneurship and impacting the lives of others.”


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