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05.30.2015

Welcome Pauline!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Pauline is from Kajansi, a small town on the road that leads from the capital city of Uganda, Kampala, out toward Lake Victoria and the airport. She is the firstborn of five children, with one sibling and three half brothers and sisters. She loves to dance and enjoys music. Recently, she got to see her […]

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05.26.2015

Welcome Emily!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Though Emily may choose accounting or procurement, programs under government scholarship, her dream career is in law where she’d like to study ethics and human rights. She’d like to fight corruption in government in order to to improve prospects for everyday people. “[Officials] always want to aim at getting things for themselves, not thinking about […]

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05.22.2015

Welcome Kevin!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Kevin’s family in the Amuru district spends their time close to the soil, growing rice and produce to eat and sell. Kevin, though, has her eyes on much higher ground- literally. She loves to climb mountains, and her dream, one day, is to visit Switzerland and its towering peaks. She loves traveling around, going on […]

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05.18.2015

Welcome Kellen!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Kellen is the sort of young woman who wants to make an impression. She works hard to be outstanding, and hopes people will notice her presence in a positive way. She grew up in Mpigi in central Uganda in a stable family with one brother. She loves that her family shares an openness toward each […]

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05.13.2015

Welcome Stella Jr.!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Stella is the only one in her family of seven children to pursue higher education. Her mother, widowed when Stella was one, helped pay for her schooling until the point that Stella was accepted on scholarship into Cornerstone Leadership Academy. Stella hopes that scholarships will continue to take her through university so she doesn’t have […]

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04.27.2015

Welcome Khamiat!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Khamiat is a driven young woman who is so confident in what she wants that she basically conducted her own interview, sharing freely about her dreams and goals. In contrast to her talkative confidence in speaking about her plans, Khamiat likes to do quieter things in her free time. She enjoys reading novels and newspapers […]

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04.20.2015

New Mothers at Sseko

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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In March, we had the opportunity to meet not one but two new Sseko babies! Georgia and Phoebe gave birth to their first children recently, and brought them both in for a visit. Phoebe is one of our incredibly talented tailors. She and her husband named their son Israel. She is thrilled and very proud […]

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04.13.2015

Welcome Esther!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Esther grew up in eastern Uganda, with her mother and three siblings. Her parents divorced when she was young, but she’s had a good role model in her mother, who teaches English in a primary school, and whom she describes as kind and hardworking. She spends her free time reading, and loves to be creative. […]

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04.09.2015

Sseko Festival Fashion

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Style your Ssekos

Festival season is here, and we at Sseko are pretty excited! It’s the perfect excuse to finally break out our ribbon sandals for the summer…and experiment with fun new ways to style and tie them. (You can get away with anything at a festival, right?) We don’t know if there’s any shoe better for festivals […]

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04.03.2015

Welcome Santa!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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In her youth, Safari Santa has already experienced more than most people will encounter in a lifetime. She grew up in South Sudan with her mother and a younger sister who passed away last year. She lost her father right around the time of her birth, and a stepfather who’d helped her with her schooling […]

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