AFDEC makes fashion functional and responsible
by building local creative confidence and skills amongst rural and urban women gearing them towards social and economic opportunities available in the fashion industry.
Economic empowerment and support for creative women and girls in Africa
What people are saying...
I met AFDEC when the Security Crisis (‘Boko Haram’ insurgency) in the north-eastern part of Nigeria where I come from was at its peak in 2015. AFDEC simply gave me the right opportunity, when i participated in the Give Her A Push (GHAP) 2015 acceleration program. I gained new skills and confident to restructure my fashion business; I hosted my first fashion show; I finally got my company website; developed a professional product label and improved my brand essence. My personality improved greatly too. That same period, I got an opportunity to make a presentation at the Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at the Wolverhampton University UK, I was more than prepared. I outshined exceptionally and sold out all my products at the exhibition. I now run my own profitable fashion business and fashion training centre back at my home town in Maiduguri.
“I am so glad I joined the AFDEC Family, The community opened my eyes to a world of things I could and did better to improve my business. I also made new friends and business partners. I even met my mentors and role models in the fashion industry face to face, that alone was dreams come true! Thank you AFDEC”
The 2017 Walk4Peace Program was great, my Rwandan Colleagues and I learnt a lot from you Nigerians; you showed us love and care that we shall keep in our hearts and memories of peace that will remain with us forever! We are especially grateful to AFDEC who gave us a good opportunity and team to work with. May the culture of peace flow on the globe and especially our continent Africa