The Barefoot in Business marketplace

November 2017 marks the launch of the Barefoot in Business Marketplace. This unique platform not only enables female entrepreneurs across Uganda to showcase and sell their products, but will give them access to all the necessary training, mentoring and investment to bring their big ambitions to life. 

As the marketplace grows, you'll have access to some of the best products from the Pearl of Africa. From shopping bags and baby carriers to cushion covers and clothing - you’ll be able to custom order your item in your favourite kitenge fabric, decide which colour and size works best for you and get bespoke fashion items made by some of the most talented craftswomen in Africa.

Just like the women in the film, we have big ambitions. But for now, we're starting small. We have three amazing products for you to choose: a clutch bag, a yoga bag and a tote bag available in five beautiful kitenge fabrics. Funds from the first collection will help us to develop the marketplace and work with the women to grow their businesses and develop product lines.

Purchasing items here really will transform lives.

 

Thanks to Barefoot in Business I will finally be able to access the global market and share my products with the world. This will not only help me but also all the women that I employ and train. This makes me very happy and proud.
— Nellie Ssali, MD Makika Stylz, Uganda