To be honest, securing an ethical supplier of gemstones was not easy. Akola searched the world over for a vendor who could meet Akola's ethical standards before landing on a single supplier in India. But, this single supplier has been wonderful. His business is fully audited by third party auditors to ensure compliance on every legal ethical requirement. On top of that, he has had his entire church in India praying for Akola's business and the women in Uganda and Dallas!
This truly is a global movement, empowering people around the world.
Because one supplier creates vulnerability and because Akola believes there should be more ethically run gemstone manufacturers, Akola is working through the Bush Center's Women's Initiative with African First Ladies and their offices to consult on how their countries can support ethical manufacturing and how they can adopt Akola's cutting edge holistic women's empowerment programs.