In October 2016, shortly after I returned from Turkey, I stumbled onto a company called Sseko Designs. I’ve always been interested in fair trade and trying to shop ethically, so when I got on Sseko’s email list as a result of entering an ethical fashion giveaway, I knew I’d found something special.
Within minutes of opening the email, I had clicked through to Sseko’s website and was reading all about a program called the Sseko Fellows program, where women in the US share the story of Sseko Designs with their communities, and the sales that those women made would directly impact the life of a woman in Uganda, currently employed with Sseko.
Despite the sales aspect of it (and my complete inexperience in that field), I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.
After almost a year as a Sseko Fellow, I have helped three college-bound women in Uganda earn a bonus scholarship for their future studes, I have made some wonderful friends, and I have been endlessly inspired by the leadership of this company.
If you’re intrigued at all, I invite you to check out our website. If you are interested in doing what I do, enter your email address below — I would love to offer advice about the interview process and mentor you through it.