You may have seen me wear my pair of Ssekos here and there, I’ve had them for a couple of years now and get plenty of compliments for them and just figure I’d advocate for their cause (I’m wearing them in the photo above (last summer, thanks to Meg Walsh!). Daniel got me my pair two years ago. I like beautiful leather soles and unique straps. He was introduced to them by Justin and Audrey and if you live in the OKC/Norman area you can snag a pair at SHOP GOOD–they come in a variety of straps!
So what is there to advocate for? Well, Sseko Shoes (Say-ko) is a not-for-profit organization that helps young women in Uganda continue onto university. These women will not make sandals forever, they will go on to become great leaders. Among the many reasons that drew me to this organization is the fact that they seek to equip these women not only with tuition for further education but skills. Education and tuition for many of these women are difficult to come by in Uganda due to the socioeconomic inequalities that exist. To read more about their story and those of the women who’ve gone through their program, click here.
Other perks: there are many many ways to wear Sseko shoes! Click here for the various methods to wear them (photos courtesy of the Sseko shoes website and Caribbean travels blog).
And, they’re even ideal for weddings, too!
There you have it, simplicity at its finest and giving back and its greatest!