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01.27.2015

Welcoming the Class of 2015

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko

Each year, we pair the members of our new class of university bound girls with a veteran staff member for mentoring. The women who keep our workshop running year after year are incredible sources of informational, from practical things like budgeting advice to the deeper and more personal subjects that come up as the girls [...]

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01.16.2015

Sseko’s Class of 2015 is Here!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

This year, our newest group of university-bound girls started off their Sseko experience by jumping straight into a busy shipping season. They’re already hand-stitching the ends of straps and ironing them, sewing accent backs alongside the accessories team, and assembling t-strap sandals. “I like Sseko so much, because I’m learning so many new things” one [...]

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01.04.2015

Graduate Update: Sofia

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

Sofia set herself apart from her Sseko class very early on, proving herself to be a young woman with bold and articulate ideas, and after just one semester at Kyambogo University- she’s done it again. At the beginning of the semester, when class leaders were being elected, a group of young men tried to suggest [...]

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12.27.2014

Graduate Update: Loy

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

After walk through the neighborhood led to quick photoshoot a few weeks ago, Loy flipped through the pictures on the camera screen, looking at herself as she grinned and posed dramatically on film. “They’re great!” she says. “I like all of them.” We’re not sure where this new Loy came from, a bubbling and confident [...]

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12.23.2014

Thanksgiving in Uganda

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda

One of the best parts of working with an international company is the exchange of culture and ideas that happens every day. Those exchanges are present even in the little things; the ladies in our Uganda workshop have fully embraced the wonders of Zoomba, while our U.S. staff will probably always think of rolex as [...]

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12.12.2014

Graduate Update: Sharon

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

Sharon attends Kyambogo University, where she rooms with Sofia and Loy. A few weeks ago, over a meal of roasted pork skewers and sodas, we all sat down together to catch up and talk about the ups and downs of college life. Sharon is quick to cite money- it’s expensive to pay for books, housing, [...]

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12.04.2014

Brave Spotlight: Stella Maria Baer

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

We are proud to introduce you to our friend, Stella Maria Baer. Stella is an artist with roots in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Her work is stunningly reticent of the desert – the lines, color, and space will take you to another world. As our “Say yes to [...]

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12.02.2014

Graduate Update: Stella

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

After just a few weeks, Stella is already quite at home on the campus of Kisubi Brothers University, where she and Hadijja have both earned full-ride scholarships. A quiet campus near Lake Victoria, the students have access to the beautiful grounds of the school, as well as a private beach. Stella is planning to be [...]

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11.19.2014

Sseko Holiday Gift Guide

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Holiday

Having trouble deciding what to get that special someone this year? We’ve put together a little gift guide to help you out! There’s something for every woman on your shopping list, at every price point. Pictured above: Gold Bow Accent Loafers, Black Suede Hex Clutch, Tibeb Scarf in Cabernet, Sseko Brave Manifesto Print, Sseko Sole [...]

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11.18.2014

Brave Spotlight: Rebekah Lyons

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

“Usually you know something scares you when your heart starts racing, when you are about to hit submit or publish, make that difficult phone call, send that e-mail–it’s your body telling you to trust that the difficult way is the way of healing and wholeness and freedom.” These are the insightful words of our newest [...]

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