About Beauty Leaf
Beauty Leaf’s fair-trade offering of handcrafted purses from Fiji, elei art style clothing from Samoa, and genuine black freshwater pearl jewelry from Tahiti goes directly to support family income and village economic development in the South Pacific.
You purchase allows us to continue our non-profit work at the Nikua Training Center, contributing training and equipment for sustainable agriculture and renewable energy to isolated villages in the South Pacific. Please check on our progress at www.nikua.org
My work on genuine Beauty Leaf hand-made products from the South Pacific grew out my relationship with the Government of Fiji, the Global Green Growth Institute, and the World Bank. From 2010 I have donated ongoing chemical engineering consulting services to the Fiji Department of Energy. During 2012 and 2013 we built and operated a model biofuel manufacturing pilot plant in Suva, the capital of Fiji. In 2016 I participated in a 1,500-mile ocean voyage to remote island biofuel plants to help structure a viable business plan for the industry. I’m doing my best to make the world a better place, one village at a time.
Here is Nemani, operating equipment for production of biodiesel, which we installed in Suva Fiji. Nemani is great electrician, chemical technician, and translator.
Lomai coordinates the village women’s groups for weaving Fijian handcrafted purses, printing of Samoan elei fabric and sewing, and collection of Tahitian genuine black pearls. Lomai is very fashionable.
Daniel Shafer, President of Beauty Leaf Inc. is talking with Penamino the manager of virgin coconut oil operations on Rotuma. In late 2017, Daniel and the non-profit Nikua Training Center will conduct a training session on scaled-up coconut oil production at the University of the South Pacific.
Here are more of our friends in Fiji:
The beauty and solitude of Rotuma in the South Pacific: