Archel is empowering Ebola survivors in Liberia through fashion
Archel Bernard was in Liberia studying a course during the Ebola outbreak. When she completed her course she couldn’t bring herself to leave Liberia. The daughter of Liberian war refugees had fallen in love with the country and her people and she wanted to help and empower women; those who had survived the Ebola epidemic, rape or had a hearing disability.
“I love Liberia with all of my heart, but I don’t feel like Liberia treats the women well,” she says. “We have a female president and we have other female leaders in government, but domestically women are not treated with the kind of respect that you would want.”
To achieve her goal, Archel started The Bombchel Factory which she describes as “the ethical African fashion wonderland of your dreams.” Archel uses her company to train women on how to sew, give them a self esteem boost and empowers them financially.
Archel is not only creating her fashion empire but she is also building up the confidence of Liberian women. We are very proud.