Friday, October 7, 2011


I  found the Nakate project via twitter and  introduced them for the first time a few days ago here. Shanley Knox, started the Nakate project to help women in a small village in Uganda have a better life . Here is a bit of her story .
 In 2010, we met a 7-year-old named Cossy Nakate. Suffering from AIDS, orphaned and living in a small African village called Kakooge, Cossy impacted us in a way we couldn’t stop thinking about. We shared our lunch with her. We started paying for her food every month. But it wasn’t enough. We knew we had to change not only her life, but the lives of the women in her village – and the lives of their daughters after them. Read the rest here.

The Nakate Project is supporting  over 20 Ugandan women on a monthly basis through selling handmade necklaces. Below are a few pictures of their Fall 2011 line . If you like what you see head on  online at, as well as in boutiques in Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Photos: Nakate project

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