Akola materials represent a life changed. Akola trains women in Uganda to hand-roll paper beads and hand-carve Ankole cow horn and bone.
Akola trains and employs women in Dallas, TX and Uganda who make a living wage to handcraft all Akola jewelry.
Akola’s distribution center runs as a second-chance job program for women in Dallas who have criminal records, giving them a chance to enter the mainstream workforce.
To ensure that women can meet the basic needs of their families, Akola offers vocational training, dependable work opportunities, and financial inclusion programs.
Women are trained to facilitate empowerment programs including support groups, wellness trainings, and monthly forums. These programs give women a voice as well as support in times of crisis.
Through Akola's educational programs, women are trained to use their income to implement desired change in their families and communities. This includes starting businesses, opening schools and running for office.