We love sharing other products, people and companies we love – especially ones that are moving mountains in Uganda.
“Sseko Designs uses fashion to provide employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty.
Female students in Uganda, due to a lack of economic opportunity, are not able to continue on to university and pursue leadership positions in society.
Sseko Designs provides employment during the 9 month gap between high school and university where high potential young women are able to earn and save enough money to pay for college tuition. 50% of their salary each month goes into a savings account that is not accessible until tuition is due. This ensures that their income goes towards education. This also protects the women in our program from the social pressure they often feel from their families to give away the money the are earning which can perpetuate the cycle of poverty. At the end of each term, Sseko Designs grants university scholarships that match up to 100% of the savings each woman has made during her 9 month session with Sseko.”
Need we say much else.
Richelle got a chance to hear the founder speak at the What If Conference in Portland, OR. Totally moved by the intention behind this company, Richelle came back with a fire to tell everyone about the fearless efforts behind Sseko.
(It also helps that the sandals are super duper cute.)