Our Staff


Mildred Agbana

Mildred Agbana has been a registered nurse for over ten years. Passionate about helping women in poverty, she seeks to help them take the necessary steps to improve their family’s health and quality of life. Her entrepreneurship and drive to promote empowerment among women in rural northern Ghana led her to organize and train these women to produce and sell high-quality shea butter products.

She also helps small-to-medium size businesses in the U.S.A. who are looking for trustworthy suppliers of high-quality, unrefined shea butter in western Africa. Her work provides sustainable income to the women who work in the shea supply business.

Suale Sulemana is co-owner of Kina Africa. Originally from Tamale in the northern region of Ghana, his main job is as a school teacher. He is also currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management with a specialty in Climate Change and Food Security from the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana, Africa.

He has adequate knowledge and experience on the shea butter trade as well as on organizing local women for shea butter production and logistics.

Charles Bruce is our Director of Operations and International Relations and has over 15 years of experience in health care administration. He helps to promote sustainable economic development in rural sub-Saharan Africa, empowers and trains women in the production of shea butter, and educates consumers on the uses and benefits of raw, unrefined, pure shea butter.

Additionally, he gives insight into new opportunities, product development, and ways to improve our business practices.

Charles Bruce with children