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04.23.2014

America’s Daughters

By: Ben Bohannon
Categories: Uncategorized

A powerful spoken word piece by a survivor of human trafficking. And a good reminder that human trafficking isn’t just an “over there” issue. Interested in learning more? The Polaris Project (who produced this amazing video) is an organization we respect a ton and they’re doing incredible work to end modern slavery.

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04.23.2014

{ Welcome Stella! }

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

Stella has a great sense of style, maybe because her mother sells clothes in Owino, one of the largest markets in Kampala. But this girl is just as multi-faceted as her outfits, with interests that range from baking and traveling, to entrepreneurship and more. So far, she has traveled throughout Uganda and seen many different [...]

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04.22.2014

A Note on Womens Rights in Uganda

By: Rose Dreisbach
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko

Uganda is a male dominated society, and although social and cultural norms have made great strides for women’s rights, the country is still transitioning into a society with equal rights for all. Sseko exists to empower women in Uganda, by providing them with jobs, and teaching them to be confident in themselves as capable women [...]

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04.21.2014

Sseko Mothers: Florence

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

Florence, or Aunt Florence, as she is known, is one of Sseko’s most motherly, comforting figures. She exudes joy and patience on even the busiest days, and it’s no wonder- having raised seven of her own children and two relatives, she has plenty of experience. For her, motherhood started the moment she knew she was [...]

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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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