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Barefoot In Business


ETHICAL, AFFORDABLE FASHION FROM ACROSS THE PEARL OF AFRICA

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Barefoot In Business


ETHICAL, AFFORDABLE FASHION FROM ACROSS THE PEARL OF AFRICA

SHOP. SCREEN. INSPIRE. EMPOWER.

Funded entirely by product sales to amazing people like you, Barefoot in Business is a unique online marketplace for female entrepreneurs from across Uganda to share their stories, sell their products and access the necessary training, mentoring and investment to bring their big ambitions to life.  

This is about trade not aid. These women mean business.

Tote Bag
15.00
Clutch Bag
from 30.00
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Meet the women


Meet the women


"We want your orders, not your aid."

“When you empower a woman you empower the world”

— Nellie Ssali, MD Makika Stylz

“I want to create a world where all mothers can be happy, healthy and able to work to contribute to our economy.”

— Josephine Nalugo, Founder of Nsawo's Mammahood

“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.”

— Sarah, Deborah, Prossy and Babiyre

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The bigger picture


The bigger picture


This is not just about Uganda

This is about confronting inequality in enterprise across the globe and helping achieve the UN Global Goals for Gender Equality and Responsible Consumption and Production by 2030.  Uganda is "the most entrepreneurial" country in the world and it's where our journey begins.  As the Marketplace grows we plan to use the Barefoot model to empower women worldwide and create a unique online community where we can all trade, interact and invest in each other.

 
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