Barefoot in Business is a groundbreaking documentary driven campaign which aims to showcase the work of female entrepreneurs across Uganda and create a new online Marketplace where you can buy their products and help bring their big ambitions to life. This is about trade not aid and about tackling inequality in enterprise one film screening at a time.
“To be a successful business woman you have to be patient”
— Benedicta Nanyonga, CEO Kinawataka Straw Bags
“When you empower a woman you empower the world”
— Nellie Ssali, MD Makika Stylz
“When people think of Katanga they think bad things. Because it’s a slum they think we are all prostitutes or drug addicts. But we are good people and just as good at making clothes as the people in better places.”
— The talented tailors Sarah, Deborah, Prossy and Babiyre
This is not just about Uganda
This is about confronting inequality in enterprise across the globe. Uganda is "the most entrepreneurial" country in the world and it's where our Barefoot journey began. However this is just the beginning. By showcasing the stories of these truly inspiring African entrepreneurs we plan to empower women worldwide and create a unique online community where we can trade, interact and invest in each other.