Nellie is one of the stars of the Barefoot in Business documentary. She is the founder of Makika Stylz and one of Uganda's leading trainers in fashion and textiles. According to Nellie, "When you empower a woman, you empower the world."
We are delighted to be empowering Nellie through the Barefoot campaign by not only helping to develop her business and showcase her beautiful products on the Barefoot In Business marketplace, but also funding her to deliver a series of workshops in Kampala's Katanga slum.
"Training has always been my passion and it's important to me that as I grow my business I bring other women with me. I could just give them my products to sell on the market on my behalf but I don't want to do that. That would be like giving them the fish without the rod. By skilling these women I am giving them something they can do for the rest of their lives and can pass on to the next generation. The thought of that makes me so happy."