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We are a social enterprise producing premium, unrefined Nilotica shea butter, shea butter cosmetics and skincare products. The organization was started with the intent to increase the incomes earned by the women in Northern Uganda who harvest shea nuts and produce shea nut butter using traditional methods. The women producers however, lacked access to markets.


Caio fills that gap


Caio purchases shea nuts from the women who harvest them and runs a production facility for Nilotica shea butter that meets international food grade standards. The shea tree is indigenous to Africa and occurs naturally in the wild. Its fruit (the shea nut and seed) has been a source of nutrition, and skin care products in the communities where the tree grows for hundreds of years. A mature tree produces and sheds fruit once a year, for up to 200 years. Caio works with 1,000 shea nut suppliers in Northern Uganda, primarily women and employs 17 people.


Caïos’ Nilotica shea butter is made through good business. Good for everyone involved, and good for the planet. Our Nilotica shea butter is perfect for you when;

·        You are desperate for a natural solution for your skin

·        You love the products you make but question your ingredients

·        You don’t know which supplier to trust


We work directly with the women who gather the NIlotica nuts on the wild savannahs of Northern Uganda. They live in remote, isolated rural villages. Nilotica is their gold. We want women to prosper and to be able to shape their own lives. Furthermore we want the natural environment to be preserved and to flourish. To us this makes intuitive sense on a human level. We want our suppliers to be happy and full-filled, living in a healthy environment. But this also makes business sense.


We believe in the strength and power of women and we believe that when a woman can shape her own life, she will make the choices that empower and take care of herself, her children, her family and her community. That is why to change the world, we trust and invest in women. To do this we focus on 3 main areas.


·        Economic empowerment

·        Social empowerment

·        Environmental protection


Every bit of Nilotica shea butter creates economic progress and real change. Never has great skincare been so good. Nilotica is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic and social empowerment that our suppliers have ever known.


We are a social enterprise producing premium, unrefined Nilotica shea butter, shea butter cosmetics and skincare products. The organization was started with the intent to increase the incomes earned by the women in Northern Uganda who…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Women

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