We provide life-changing job opportunities through vertically-integrated manufacturing.

Our name means “she works” in a local Ugandan dialect. We provide life-changing job opportunities by employing women in Uganda to make each Akola piece.

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, 50 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.