Sseko sandals are crafted from handmade leather by women in Uganda. The base is sold separately from the straps, and is available in Women's 5-11. They are sized according to standard American sizes but no half-sizes are available. If you are in between sizes, Sskeo recommends that you go down to the next whole size. (ie: if you are an 8.5, order an 8).
Sseko \say-ko\ Designs was created to help bright young women continue their education. 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.
Sseko Designs hires recent secondary school graduates for this nine month period to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. 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.
Country of Origin: Uganda