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UGANDA

Serving vulnerable women who are providers for an average of nine dependents through the Designing Her Story model. Statistics for Ugandan women before Akola: average of nine dependents; 84% head of household; 74% have not completed primary school; average income of less than $20 per month. Through training, development programming and living wage work, Designing Her Story transforms women’s lives with cutting edge holistic programs that wrap around the job creation work of its sister companies, Akola Jewelry and Akola Project. Through eight programs over two and one-half years, our goal is to empower vulnerable women with training, skills and supports, and graduate them into dependable living wage careers or sustainable entrepreneurship.