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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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11.04.2014

Brave Spotlight: Emily Loerke

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

We are honored to introduce you to a longtime dear friend of Sseko – Emily Loerke. A lover of the outdoors and keeper of bees, all-star friend, wife to Tim and new mama to a little one (named Brave! How much do we LOVE THAT?!), she challenges us to give grace and be brave in [...]

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11.03.2014

Sharon’s Daughter

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

“I’m a mother now!” Those were Sharon’s first words when she brought her new daughter, Given Blessing, to visit her Sseko co-workers last week. Sharon always glows with a certain joy, but her face is definitely a little brighter now, especially when she speaks of her baby. Uganda, like most countries, has a way to [...]

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10.30.2014

Behind the Scenes | The Making of a Shoe

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: How It's Made
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Each shoe in our new Footwear Collection is exquisitely crafted by Ethiopian shoe artisans from leather sourced through local family farmers. In addition to sustainably supporting the local economy and creating jobs in East Africa, 10% of proceeds from this collection go towards the Sseko Scholarship Fund to educate and empower women. Here is a [...]

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10.28.2014

Brave Spotlight: Francesca Giaimo

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

“Your body is not your masterpiece — your life is.” – Glennon Melton It can be difficult in the fashion industry to maintain a healthy sense of self in the midst of convoluted messaging that reinforces the lie that we are not enough. Fix it, dress it up, or hide it altogether – there doesn’t [...]

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10.22.2014

Graduate Update: Hadijja

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

Last week, we visited Kisubi Brothers University to catch up with Hadijja. It’s only been a few weeks since classes started, but she’s already loving her new environment. She explains that it’s so calm and quiet- she can really focus on her studies. Hadijja is planning to be a teacher in math and physics, and [...]

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