All Across Africa
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A loan helped create more employment opportunities for rural artisans in Uganda and Rwanda.
All Across Africa's story
With a population in excess of one billion people and an extremely low demand for labor, Sub-Saharan Africa is confronted with an unemployment crisis resulting in poverty. The unemployment rate in the continent is around 90%.The Solution
All Across Africa (AAA) creates employment opportunities for the economically marginalized people of Africa by employing over 3200 rural artisans to produce high quality handmade products for AAA’s home décor and accessories markets in the West. AAA develops and trains groups of women to become highly skilled artisans. The artisans earn wages which help them improve their standard of living. These wages provide for safe housing, nutritious food, access to education and healthcare and the ability to invest and save for their future.
Loan use and impact
The loan will be used to expand All Across Africa’s online presence thus creating new income opportunities for AAA’s artisans, and to create packaging and marketing materials to expand the company’s retail channels.