Empowered women are a force to be reckoned with, and that’s exactly why EBY and Akola teamed up — we’re even stronger together. We’re women on a mission to transform lives and communities.
Akola means She Works in a Ugandan dialect and is a luxury jewelry brand. Akola employs nearly 200 women in extreme poverty in Uganda to create each piece using local and sustainable materials.
100% of Akola women earn a living hourly wage
77% of Akola women consider themselves “sole providers”
66% of Akola women own a home vs 28% national average
EBY stands for Empowered By You. EBY reinterprets seduction for empowerment, giving 10% of proceeds to women entrepreneurs around the world through microfinance loans.
By 2027, EBY aims to empower 1,000,000 female entrepreneurs through microfinance.
With a loan as small at $90, a woman can transform her life, lift her family out of poverty and build a stronger community.