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What if you could pay for a young woman’s university education by providing her with a “gap year” job?

In Uganda, where few women are encouraged, or can afford, to attend university, Liz Forkin Bohannon decided to do something about it. So, she taught three young women to make strappy sandals which she sold back home in the U.S. As Sseko expanded into other products, they hired more women and sent more talented young women to university. Then Liz decided to create a community of Sseko Fellows in the US to drive sales for the global production workers. This symbiotic sisterhood provides jobs, livelihoods, education… and meaningful connections for women on both sides of the world. Sseko is using the market to change women’s lives.