#10ways10days: Step-by-Step Guide

It’s that time of year again! Our annual #10ways10days challenge is back and we want to get everyone involved. This is a fun, engaging fashion challenge led by our Fellows, but everyone can join in. We’ll share how you can participate and why this is about so much more than just styling. When Sustainability and Style Collide We believe in creating an ethical fashion that not only allows people to look good but helps them DO good too. When you buy from a brand, it’s becoming increasingly important to know who made your clothes and what they are doing [...]

By |2021-05-28T05:04:02+00:00June 1st, 2021|Sseko Style, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Tips For a More Sustainable Home

A person once said, “A more sustainable life begins at home.” We can’t help but imagine this person is close to perfecting composting, stores almost everything in glass jars, and never forgets their reusable grocery bags. We here at Sseko applaud all efforts towards a more sustainable environment. We prefer progress over perfection. Here are some tips we collected from our team, as we each try new things as part of our own journeys to a more sustainable home. Tip 1: Shop Your House Creativity is your best tool when it comes to sustainability. When you’re thinking of buying something [...]

By |2021-05-06T17:49:32+00:00May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Brew Coffee at Home Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you lost your favorite coffee shop during the nationwide stay home orders? Even if it was just temporary, those realities forced a lot of people to seek at-home options for a lot of daily desires: entertainment, meals, and, yes, our sacred, beloved coffee.  So if you started to get the hang of home brewing during the shutdowns and enjoyed the savings and experimentation, here are some suggestions for leveling up your barista skills. Bolster Your Beans We all start out with a big brand K-cup or a tin of grounds our parents grew up on. [...]

By |2020-07-16T03:51:04+00:00July 16th, 2020|Sseko Tips, Together Coffee, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Birthday Looks for Any Occasion

It’s our birthday and we are ready to paaaaaarty! With you.  This month we will celebrate our 11th birthday. That’s right, we’re officially business pre-teens. And while we’d love to have a sleepover with bad 80’s movies and popcorn, this year we will be blowing out our candles with a week-long sale. Every 24 hours we’ll be dropping a surprise discount. 7 DAYS! 7 DEALS! Each only lasts one day so you’ll have to act fast, but we’ll have bags, shoes, jewelry, and more at some seriously low prices. So make sure you get yourself a gift! We can’t [...]

By |2020-07-01T20:32:41+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Sseko Style, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Subscription Boxes That Make a Global Impact

Subscription boxes have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years. There used to only be general boxes on the market that included a wide variety of items, but as the consumers began to warm up to the idea of new products being delivered to them each month, niche boxes started popping up. We’re such a huge fan of subscription boxes because it allows you to discover new products you might not have otherwise purchased, discounted merchandise, and a new present on your doorstep each month is a lovely thing to look forward to.  But as subscription boxes rise [...]

Made by Moms, Championed by Moms

In celebration of mothers everywhere, we checked in with a few Sseko Fellows and Sseko Uganda partners for a quick chat! We wanted to know why our busy moms wanted to be a part of Sseko while juggling diapers, meal planning, sleeping (hopefully) and balancing time with their families. Mom knows best! We also asked our experienced moms to share some advice for all those Mamas-to-be out there! AGGIE General Manager, Sseko UG Sseko has helped me become a professional with a career. #bosslady! (Aggie has been [...]

By |2019-05-11T03:52:47+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Sseko’s Supporting Staff!

While we were visiting our incredible team in Uganda, we were able to spend more time with other staff members who work behind the scenes to manifest the mission of Sseko! We are super excited to introduce you to our Supporting Staff through this blog post! Geoffrey Role at Sseko UG: Production Manager Employed Since: October 2018 What do you love most about working at Sseko? I love leading a team of brilliant women and getting to the source of providing for families in our community. I get a lot of satisfaction in my work knowing [...]

By |2019-04-30T19:57:04+00:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unexpected Answer to a Lifelong Dream: Brittany’s Story

My name is Brittany Ferris. I'm 31 years old, a cat mom, and happily married to my husband Devon. When I was a child. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up: I wanted to be a mom and I wanted to be a missionary to Africa. Unfortunately, as life often goes, neither of those dreams ever came to fruition. Though I never went to Africa, it always held a special place in my heart. After I got married, my husband and I tried to start a biological family for 8 years. About 2 [...]

By |2019-03-01T06:06:46+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sseko’s Founder (and Mom of almost two!) Dishes Her Fave Baby Products!

Although I’ve always loved a good life hack, being a mama of a BUSY toddler (and his soon to be little brother!) has made me a FOOL for anything that can save a little time, energy or sanity. To be honest, I’ve never had a strong loyalty to a specific line of baby products. I’m more like a once I get particularly desperate I’ll run to Target while likely multitasking on a conference call and shove something that looks remotely like what I need into the cart kinda mom. WHATEVER WORKS. […]

By |2018-05-10T18:56:43+00:00May 10th, 2018|Sseko Tips, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|1 Comment

How To Avoid Isolation When You Work From Home

Thanks to technology, more and more jobs can be done from home. While the thought of being able to work in sweatpants is pretty enticing, many people find themselves fighting feelings of isolation when they spend the majority of their time working from home. How can you embrace the flexibility of working from home without feeling totally shut off from the world? […]

By |2017-08-30T22:17:52+00:00August 30th, 2017|Sseko Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fellows Spotlight: Rachel Kelley

The Sseko Fellows are a group of women across the U.S. who share our story, sell our products, and make a difference in their community and our world. We are so lucky to walk alongside these women in creating a brighter future, and want to take a moment to introduce you to one of them, Rachel! Rachel Kelley recently hit ADVENTURESS STATUS, which is a huge deal in Sseko world, let us tell you! This means she sold over $10,000 worth of product in just one month last year! And that she has helped earn heaps of badges for her Sole [...]

Meet Gift!

Meet Gift! Gift is one of the 15 University bound team members with us for the next 9 months. We love her commitment to justice and advocacy. Get to know her and become part of the team that sends her off to University with an additional scholarship! […]

By |2017-02-10T07:30:14+00:00February 10th, 2017|Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Fellows Spotlight: Jessica Youngblood

The Sseko Fellows are a group of women across the U.S. who share our story, sell our products, and make a difference in their community and our world. We are so lucky to walk alongside these women in creating a brighter future, and want to take a moment to introduce you to one of them, Jessica! Jessica Youngblood recently hit ADVENTURESS STATUS, which is a huge deal in Sseko world, let us tell you! This means she sold over $10,000 worth of product in just one month last year! And that she has helped earn heaps of badges for her [...]

Introducing the class of 2017!

January is one of our favorite months here at Sseko! We get to kick off the year by introducing you to a new team of university bound women who will work with us for 9 months while they earn an income for university and head off to school in the fall. This year we’ve welcomed 15 bright new faces into the Sseko workshop. This is the largest group we’ve ever had! We are so excited to introduce you to the Class of 2017! […]

By |2017-01-16T20:49:28+00:00January 16th, 2017|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Fellows Spotlight: Alyssa Singh

The Sseko Fellows are a group of women across the U.S. who share our story, sell our products, and make a difference in their community and our world. We are so lucky to walk alongside these women in creating a brighter future, and want to take a moment to introduce you to one of them, Alyssa! Alyssa Singh recently hit ADVENTURESS STATUS, twice! This means that twice last year, she sold over $10,000 worth of product in just one month! And that she has helped earn heaps of badges for her Sole Sister in Uganda to earn additional scholarship money for [...]

Brave Spotlight: Angelia Trinidad of Passion Planner

She found herself in a post-graduate depression, and out of that depression a tool was born to remind us that our dreams should never be an afterthought. We’re so excited to introduce you to Angelia, founder and CEO of Passion Planner, the empowering planner designed to help everyone take action towards their goals every single day. We hope you’ll be as inspired by Angelia as we are! […]

Can I Visit the Workshop?

"I'm going to be in Uganda. Can I visit the workshop?" Surprisingly, that is one of the most common questions emailed to our staff in the U.S., and we're thrilled that so many of you are able to travel and visit us. If you're going to be in Kampala and have time for a visit, please let us know! We'd love to show you our workshop and introduce you to the ladies in person. A typical visit involves a tour of each of the stations to see how the sandals are made, and time to interact with the women and [...]

By |2015-02-23T22:18:30+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Welcoming the Class of 2015

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 enter adulthood. This January, instead of simply announcing the names of the mentors, we decided to have a little fun. Each girl found her name attached to a bright skein of yarn. And each skein of yarn led them into a colorful tangled maze that [...]

By |2015-01-27T19:04:55+00:00January 27th, 2015|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments
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