Ba and Fanta are the founders of the African Fair Trade Society. They came from the small rural village of Dakateli in the West African country Senegal. Ba and Fanta grew up picking the fruit of the wild savannah tree that produces not only delicious fruit, but a unique vitamin rich fat that is extracted from the seed. This creamy nut oil is called Shea Butter or in French, Beurre de karite. They emigrated from Africa to Canada in August 1987 and are now Canadian citizens with four children all born in Canada.