The inhabitants of the African regions, many uses of the Karite oil: it is used in the process of cooking, and to protect and nourish the skin and hair. This natural balm is useful for the whole family, including for children and men. Karite oil, which is called "women's gold," has become a valuable source of income for those involved in its production. Local women join together to collect Karita nuts in a traditional way. This occupation is of great economic importance for African women, allowing them to pay for medical care and the education of their children.