In the rural West Nile area of Northern Uganda, you will find the village of Akiliba, home to our artisan partners who are determined to use pottery as a way to support their entire community. These beautiful creations are handbuilt using locally sourced clay, and then stacked into a brush-covered mound for firing.
CREATING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE
USING THEIR ANCIENT CRAFT TO CREATE CHANGE
Independence is as critical for these artisans as the preservation of their ancient craft. Naima, one of the village elders passionately summarizes this sentiment – “We want to get out of poverty and be able to feed ourselves and put our children through school.”