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Interview with Sarah Dubbeldam, Founder of Darling Magazine

Sarah Dubbeldam is a total boss. As the founder of Darling Magazine, she’s put her desire to see women uplifted into action and is making real waves of impact in the world. We were thrilled to have her model The Wonder Collection for Sseko and are excited to interview her today! You wear a lot of different hats! When someone asks what you do, how do you respond? As the founder of Darling, it’s my job to make sure that our mission to uplift women in their self-esteem and mental wellness flows seamlessly through all channels [...]

By |2019-04-22T18:28:55+00:00February 28th, 2019|Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Natasha: Lifelong Entrepreneur

When I was a little girl, I loved creating beaded jewelry. I would craft for hours with my little bead kit. Any time I got allowance money, I invested it in more beads. My parents always taught me that if you wanted something, you had to work for it. Although they provided a comfortable life for me, I was not just given everything I wanted. So I would take my little creations and lay them out on a card table in front of my mom’s apartment building with a caboodle full of coins I dug out of the [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:22:49+00:00February 19th, 2019|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Sierra’s Sseko Story

Long, long ago, way back when the Fellows Program wasn't supposed to be a real thing, I found it, and made it my thing. I was in Jim Thorpe, PA with my Husband for my birthday weekend getting ready to hike our favorite place, Glen Onoko falls, and saw that there was a small festival going on around the train tracks. I immediately plastered myself to the window shouting "Look, a Fair! It's Jim Thorpe's Birthday too! Let's stop!" This might be a major indicator as to why the first brave piece I was ever gifted was Whimsy, but [...]

By |2019-02-07T19:48:20+00:00February 7th, 2019|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|1 Comment

“I quit my job at Sseko Headquarters, then I joined them on my own terms.”

As far as we know, it’s not a common practice to publish interviews with employees who have quit working at your company. But we do things a little differently here at Sseko, and we are excited to share this story!  Adrienne Del Monte was a core member of team Sseko at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon for two years. She interviewed nearly a thousand women who were starting their journeys as Sseko Fellows and helped shape our community into the vibrant and welcoming place that it is. She recently quit  her job at Sseko and we’re sharing an interview with [...]

By |2018-11-01T16:02:24+00:00November 1st, 2018|Brave Spotlight, Women of Sseko|1 Comment

Meet Sharon: Sseko Seamstress

Sharon is the leader of our ribbon sandal strap team and a talented seamstress. She is a quick-learner, diligent with all the work she’s given. She’s the type of person who makes your spirit feel happy from talking to her, and at the end of each interaction, you just want to hug her. Sharon is incredibly loving and generous to her family and friends and is a joy to have around. She’s said that “keeping quiet makes me sick,” so if you ever need a good chat, Sharon is your girl. She’s married and she and her husband just welcomed [...]

By |2018-08-08T23:29:01+00:00August 8th, 2018|Uganda, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

A Note From Sseko’s Founder on Our 9th Birthday

Sseko Designs started in Uganda with four women under a mango tree making leather sandals with interchangeable straps. Mary, Mercy, Rebecca and myself. We were impossibly naive and hopeful about the future and the impact that a single girl and pair of sandals could make in her community and our world. […]

By |2018-07-11T22:23:50+00:00July 11th, 2018|Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

From Sales to Sisterhood: Karen’s Story

The mission of Sseko and what it’s doing across the globe for women, was what first drew me to the company. I volunteer for non-profits and am on the board of an anti-sex-trafficking coalition in my community, so everything Sseko is about gets me so excited! I had dabbled in direct sales in the past, so the “selling” side was familiar to me. Since I loved Sseko’s mission already, I was excited to be part of this amazing company once I heard they had opened up the opportunity to be a direct seller of beautiful Sseko products. What I didn’t [...]

By |2018-06-13T18:53:02+00:00June 13th, 2018|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|1 Comment

Meet Rashidah: College-Bound Because of Sseko

Meet Rashidah, one of the bright young women working at Sseko Uganda during her gap year between high school and college. At the end of her 9-month employment at Sseko, she’ll receive a scholarship matching every dollar she’s saved. Because of this, she’ll be able to fulfill her dream of attending college! Hear from Rashidah herself… I have a humble background. My father passed away when I was very young, and I was raised by a single mother. I am the third of five children. We moved many times. My oldest brother just graduated college, the second oldest brother is [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:38:16+00:00June 7th, 2018|Women of Sseko|0 Comments