Refrigerating Jar in Ghana

Shea butter storage for Nyingali community

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Construction schedule.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Operating principles: Thermodynamic cooler storage. Shea butter store gets preserved by the cooling effect of evaporating water using no electricity. Basic technology mainly used in emerging countries.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Shea butter in Ghana Nyingaly.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Expanding facilities of manufacture and processing.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    The need for a water tank (better shea butter quality).

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Operating principles: Thermodynamic cooler storage.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Detail (section, figure, and material).

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Building cost the way to get success.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Site plan.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Master plan.

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    Shea butter storage for Nyingali community, Karaga District, Ghana

    Refrigerating Jar project team (l-r): Sookhee Yuk, Make Africa Better; Gahee Van & Wonjoon Han, VHAN, Seoul, South Korea.

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2017–2018 Middle East Africa
  • Awards Ideas prize 2017–2018 Global

Shea butter storage for Nyingali community: The striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture.

By Suki Yook, - Make Africa Better, Seoul, South KoreaGahee Van, Wonjoon Han - VHAN, Seoul, South Korea

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment

Fostering the production of shea butter as an important local trade, the striking towers of the storage units are designed for passive cooling and allude to traditional local architecture.

By storing the nuts and processing them incrementally, the community will be able to sell processed shea butter for skin moisturizing when it commands a higher price in the market cycle.

Refrigerating Jar in Ghana

Project authors

  • Suki Yook

    Make Africa Better

    South Korea

  • Gahee Van

    VHAN

    South Korea

  • Wonjoon Han

    VHAN

    South Korea

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