We offer custom options in sandals, bags, small leather goods and jewelry. We have a versatile line of apparel and some gorgeous and unique bags and accessories. All of our items are handmade by teams of women. Our program in Uganda focuses on giving young women valuable skills and opportunity with a job that helps them to earn money during their gap year. This enables them to attend university and go on to be a world changer.
One thing that makes Sseko unique is our commitment to fostering a connected, personal, global community. That is why every Sseko fellow is matched with a Sseko sister in Uganda. Through purchasing Sseko products, you are providing my Sseko sister Innocent and 64 other brave and gritty women in Uganda with a full time job plus university scholarships for these bright and amazing young women. Even during the shelter at home Uganda had in place we were able to provide full, fair wages to all of our women, who tend to be the primary wage earners in their homes. Keeping these women employed and gaining education is what makes this mission so important. When a girl is educated she is less likely to become a child bride or victim of domestic violence. If she chooses to become a mother she is more likely to have both healthy and well educated children. Educated women are also much more likely to get a job in the formal sector, earn a higher income and become leaders in their community and changemakers in our world. To be able to have made the impact we have made this year even with the COVID setbacks has been simply amazing!! Sseko truly puts people before profit and makes sure we continue to provide what our women need. We looked at COVID as an opportunity to pivot in our business and now have a thriving community of small coffee growers providing their fair trade beans to make our Together Coffee. What better way to bring the world together during this tumultuous time than over a cup of coffee. The Sseko community is all about pluck, grit and looking for new opportunities to keep our community thriving!!