Commitment to Action

Made in Africa: Jobs for Women and Girls

Commitment by

Liberty & Justice

In 2013, Liberty & Justice committed to launching Made in Africa, a network of five African social enterprise apparel factories. Over the course of three years, Made in Africa will generate $45 million in revenue through supply chain partnerships with multi-national apparel companies to build Africa's apparel manufacturing economy by placing orders with network-member factories, and build the capacity of network factory members to integrate the GIIRS measurement principles into their daily operations. It will also create an incentives-based ratings system, to enable high socially-performing factories to gain access to affordable purchase-order financing to increase productivity and profits. This network of factories will implement a sustainable and scalable model to build social and financial wealth for low-income and post-conflict populations by creating 2,000 jobs (more than 1,800 for women) and empowering more than 9,000 individuals. Made in Africa will serve as a launch pad to expand the network further across the African continent.

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Commitment

Made in Africa: Jobs for Women and Girls

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BENIN, GHANA, LIBERIA

Commitment by

Liberty & Justice

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Invested Development, Root Capital, Inc., The Eleos Foundation, Humanity United, Sorenson Impact Fund, TTSL Charitable Foundation, Serious Change