Beauty. Equality. Empowerment. Natural Body Care Products. Alafﬁa’s success is not simply measured by proﬁt. Their success is measured by empowerment. All of Alafﬁa’s projects (education, maternal health, fgm eradication, eyeglasses, reforestation) empower Togolese communities to provide their skills and knowledge to the rest of the world and rise out of poverty. The cost to handcraft shea butter and coconut oil at the Alaffia Cooperative is over two times the price of these same butters at West African ports. Why is our cost higher?