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Our impact model is driven by meaningful job creation.

When a woman is employed by Akola, she is more likely to keep her kids in school, gain the skills to generate additional income, and operate as a leader in her community. Akola creates jobs that help women rebuild inner confidence, strength, and the determination to realize their full potential.

Providing:

  • Employment
  • Freedom
  • Community

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Creating Opportunity

Akola is on a mission to empower women to transform their lives and communities. Akola’s manufacturing operations are based in Jinja, Uganda — a beautiful city along the Nile River. There, nearly 200 Akola women, largely from rural communities, are given dignified employment and living wages. Akola’s vision is to create a female empowered workforce that will be a strong contributor to Africa’s economic development

In Uganda, the average person earns less than a $1.90 per day. As part of her employment, an Akola woman receives living wages that enable her and her family to live above the poverty line. But job creation isn’t enough. Akola also provides a holistic curriculum of programs: training our employees in leadership and financial literacy, and giving them the skills that will will graduate their entire family out of poverty and into long-term self-reliance.

Our Metrics Prove our Mission

1

DIGNIFIED EMPLOYMENT

2

TRANSFORMED FAMILIES

3

ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

Helping AKOLA women find

Dignified Employment

  • 181

    Women in extreme poverty employee

  • 100%

    Living Above the $1.90 Poverty Line

Helping AKOLA women find

Economic
Independence

66%

of Akola women own land or a home

LEAVING AKOLA MEMBERS WITH

Transformed Communities

  • 79%

    of Akola children are in school

  • 29%

    of Akola women hold leadership positions in their community