Last month, with the intentions of an interview, I met Shanley Knox, the founder of the Nakate Project. Inspired by her recent trip to Uganda, Shanley decided to do more than just wish for a better world, she decided to, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: be the change she wanted to see in world. She started the Nakate Project and sells the necklaces made by women in a small Ugandan village in efforts to help them help themselves.
|Founder Shanley Knox, prepares a model for the runway of Sugar Does Seattle.|
"Our plan: start a woman off making beads and pay her well above market rate while teaching her business management skills while she works. The added income allows her to save money for investment in a new business which she can then start without the risk and burden of debt."-Shanley Knox, The Nakate Project