Sseko Designs

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I have been waiting and waiting for warmer weather this year so I could finally start wearing my Sseko sandals!  Of course this is the year we have unseasonably cool weather in June and lots of storms!

If you haven’t heard of Sseko Designs before than let me introduce you!  These fun sandals are made in Uganda! You buy the leather base and then a pair (or two) of different colored fabric straps.  Then you can have fun styling your sseko’s in lots of different ways.  Sseko’s have been one of the most popular items at my spring trunk shows this year.

Here’s a few ways my friends are wearing their Sseko’s this summer!

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Not only are Sseko’s fun and fashionable but when you purchase a pair you are helping to end the cycle of poverty.  The goal of Sseko Designs is two-fold: provide university tuition for these promising young women through a sustainable monthly income, while also contributing to the overall economic development of Uganda. The Ugandan school system is designed with a nine month gap between secondary school and university. These nine months are intended to allow time for students to earn money for tuition before continuing on to university. However, in an impoverished and male dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work during this time. These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.

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Every sandal has a story.  Although consumerism makes many empty promises, responsible and proactive consumerism has the ability to change lives.  Have you ordered yours yet? What are you waiting for?

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