Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Last night when driving to Wal-Mart, I was admiring the beautiful sky. Then I conveniently had a red light, so I got to take a photo with my phone. What did I ever do before I carried a camera around with me everywhere?
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The perfect end to the story of my sandals is that they're made by women in Matuga, Uganda.
Sseko \say-ko\ Designs was created to help these 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.
One of the women who made my sandals and straps.
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.Check out the story and the sandals at: www.ssekodesigns.com