January 4, 2018

The late prof Wangari Mathaai was one of the strongest women we looked up to and she left a legacy. The humming bird piece inspires one to do the best they can despite the limitations and the odds that come their way. Not only did she give the rural women fish but she...


Before coming to the United States to pursue graduate studies in 2006, Ritah Nakandi was a member of the Uganda Wome...

November 1, 2017

A legacy

Bark cloth making is more than a commercial activity- it symbolizes heritage, tradition and an exotic art involving a procedure, named savoir-faire. It goes back in time when even weaving was not in practice. It is a craft exclusively carried out by the Baganda...

October 12, 2017

The emerging economies of Africa are overly dynamic and brag a great deal of potential. With all the opportunities and prospects in flow, the economic scene in Africa has been a sensitive one- dealing with concerns like poor capital accumulation and inefficiency of key...

March 8, 2017

From its very creation, to everyday running of business matters till date - women have always been a focal point of Afri-root collective. The founder, Ms. Ritah Nakandi envisioned plight-free, prosperous women in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and is making a world of diff...

February 10, 2017

Certain businesses are more than just being a business.  Afri-root Collective is a concept; a notion to promote the most endowed Artisans from East Africa. By doing so, it also enables markets to attain the finest handicrafts and artwork. And at fairly reasonable rates...

August 7, 2015

Bestowed by abundant natural resources, the economy of Uganda has always had a potential, but living up to the potential has been an uphill task. Today, this agriculture-based economy is chiefly characterized by rising inflation and depreciating currency. The economy i...

May 15, 2015

Ficus Natalensis or the Mutuba Tree holds a very high cultural significance to the nation and people of Uganda. When harvested, its bark is handcrafted by skilled artisans into a material called barkcloth, or Olubugo as it is known to the people of Uganda. Prior to the...

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