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04.16.2014

{ Welcome Loy! }

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

Loy likes to show her serious side; even in photos she prefers to present herself as calm and collected. As you get to know her, though, you learn that these are the outward expressions of a strong, intelligent leader. She had a good example early on in her mother. Her parents are from different parts [...]

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04.15.2014

Evelyn :: An Inspiring Ugandan Woman

By: Rose Dreisbach
Categories: Uganda

There are those people that float into your life, even for just a few hours or days that change the energy in the air and alter the shape of your worldview forever. Evelyn, a friend of a friend, stepped off the post bus after an 8 hour journey from her village to Kampala, not only [...]

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04.09.2014

{ Welcome Gladys! }

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

Gladys’ second name, Nakakooza, is a clan name from her home of Nakasongola. It is a name given to those whose totem is a cow, an important animal in Uganda. Gladys, too, is quickly making herself an important part of the Sseko family with her hard work and great attitude. She is the oldest of [...]

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04.08.2014

Dance Off

By: Ben Bohannon
Categories: Uncategorized

Just a little dance off at Sseko HQ. These hips don’t lie, y’all.

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04.08.2014

Sseko Recipe Spotlight :: Samosas

By: Rose Dreisbach
Categories: Life at Sseko, The Ugandan Cookbook, Uganda

Here’s another great Ugandan recipe to try!> Samosas are a common snack food you can buy at stalls on the side of the road. They’re inexpensive and delicious, so always a hit with the Sseko ladies. There are generally two types of Samosas, beef or vegetable, and the mixture of spicy vegetables and/or meat is [...]

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04.02.2014

{ Welcome Maureen! }

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

Maureen’s second name, Nassali, is a sweet fruit that grows in the wild in Uganda, and sweet is the perfect way to describe her. Even as she dreams about her own future, she’s looking for ways to invest in others, too. Maureen hopes to inspire other women, explaining that “The biggest challenge of being a [...]

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04.01.2014

Leymah Gbowee :: An Inspiring African Woman

By: Rose Dreisbach
Categories: Uganda

Talk about inspiring women, we recently heard about Leymah Gbowee and after a little digging, were taken aback by the story we found on this lady.Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian woman, now in her forties and a mother of five, who formed a women’s peace movement during the Second Liberian Civil War. She later went [...]

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03.26.2014

{ Welcome Biti! }

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

When we asked what she hoped to get from her time at Sseko, Biti didn’t hesitate to answer, “Friends, new friends. That is number one.” She hopes one day to go out and change the world, and explains that she’ll have to know how to communicate with different people and different personalities. Biti realizes that [...]

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03.19.2014

{ Welcome Sofia! }

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uncategorized

“Being Sofia is something special, and I love my name, because it means wisdom, and I’m proud of it.” With these words, Sofia began her interview, and we were tempted to just let the tape roll because when her parents gave her that name, they knew precisely what they were doing. On her mother’s side, [...]

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03.12.2014

{ Welcome Racheal Jr.! }

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

Welcome Racheal Jr.! Racheal recently had the opportunity to meet Carol, a Ugandan fashion designer who stopped by our workshop for a visit. We’re always grateful for those who take the time to advise younger women about the future, but especially grateful to Carol as Racheal hopes to be a designer herself. We’re pretty sure [...]

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