Archel Bernard is owner of The Bombchel Factory and Mango Rags boutique in Monrovia, Liberia. She moved to the West African country after graduating from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. She now specializes in dreaming up contemporary African womenswear, training disadvantaged women to sew her designs, and empowering the women to become self-sufficient. Archel’s mission in life took a significant turn amid the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia. She saw the devastation in the country she loved; a country still struggling to overcome civil war. Archel decided to open The Bombchel Factory in order to help the people of her ancestral homeland to rebuild. She has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes Women Africa.