To dance with abandon, live with inner freedom, and have a grateful heart despite your circumstances.
Take a deeper look
Horn is not ivory. An elephant is killed for its ivory, but horn is a natural byproduct after a cow dies. The horn would usually be discarded, but instead, it is made into a beautiful material.
We purchase 100% of our horn from discarded horns of Ankole cows, which helps stimulate the local Ugandan economy. The horn is cleaned, polished and handcarved in our Akola horn studio by Akola employees in Jinja, Uganda. Horn is a beautiful, sustainable material that is creating jobs for women at Akola and giving them the skills to help build their future. Slight inconsistencies will occur that add to the unique beauty of each piece.
A STORY BY AKOLA
I choose to remain joyful because when I look deep inside me, there is always that one string of joy that I can cling to.
Life has taught me that I cannot change anything that happened in my life but I can choose to find joy in circumstances that others consider ordinary. I delight in being a mother, a sister, a wife, workmate and a friend.
I live in Nabukosi village, Jinja. This place has been my home since I was a child. It is a peaceful and loving community that has nurtured me. I am happily married and a mother to five girls and one boy. Besides working with Akola, I am a farmer and a leader within my community.
My journey with Akola started in 2011 and it has been a lifetime blessing for me and my family! As a mother I take pride in knowing that I am able to take my children to the hospital when they are sick, provide food for them when they are hungry, and keep them in school. I find unexplainable joy in each of my children. They all bring a special kind of joy to me.
Basing on my experience, joy cannot be attached to anything that I have or do not have. Even in the most imperfect situations, I choose to remain joyful because when I look deep inside me, there is always that one string of joy that I can cling to.
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