Our Impact

Sseko was started to enable high potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. These young women work for Sseko in the nine-month gap between secondary school and university, saving part of their income for university. They receive life skills training, are paired with professional mentors and get valuable formal work experience. At the end of their term, Sseko matches their savings 300%. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko has gone on to pursue higher education and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place.

In addition to our university-bound team, Sseko hires full-time staff primarily from non-profit partners. These women come from all walks of life and face a challenging job market. Sseko is bridging the gap. By creating an environment of dignity, honor, and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.

Current impact of our Sales:

For every $100,000 in sales, we are able to employ

at least 2 full-time employees and provide 1 university-bound scholarship.

Future impact of our Recruiting:

For every 20 Fellows who join this year, we are able to employ

at least 2 full-time employees and provide 1 additional scholarship next year.

Because of the growth of our Sseko Fellows in 2019:

We fully funded

25 university-bound scholarships in 2019.

We currently employ

61 people in Uganda.

We created

community and flexible income for over 600 Fellows.
We = the university-bound production team, veteran production team, global production partners, Sseko Fellows, and your friends at HQ!

in 2019 we fully funded

25 university scholarships

for female scholars in Ethiopia and Uganda

currently 67 Sseko scholars have graduated from university

24% of sseko scholarship recipients are in stem fields.

We Are Currently Creating

61 full-time jobs

in Uganda

Fair-wage, formal employment that pays above market.

119 dependents are directly supported by Sseko employees.

Sseko Has a

Fully Ugandan

Management Team

All of Our Employees Receive:

3 months

of Paid Maternity Leave with Health Insurance

21 days

days of paid time off + 10 public holidays

2 × 1 retirement savings match

We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation

We provide

16 educational classes

Including budgeting, family planning, mentoring, public speaking, interview skills, gender equality, first aid, and computers.

We are the

largest exporter

of non-agricultural goods

from Uganda to the U.S.

We create
beautiful products with beautiful stories
through our partnerships with artisans across the globe


Of Our Staff’s Children

Are in School


Meals Have Been Served

at Our Workshop

We Bring Our Impact Full Circle Through the Sseko Fellows.

We enable Impact Entrepreneurs to join Sseko’s story while creating their own social enterprise! Sseko Fellows are a community of women who are taking giant leaps and small steps towards using their talents to make an impact felt across the world. Through their Sseko businesses, they are able to create opportunity for themselves, their families AND their sisters in East Africa.

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