Our weather was freakishly warm yesterday. And I took full advantage of it when my hubby treated me to a wonderful surprise. He took the day off work, arranged for my parents to babysit, and took us to the new ice rink at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, which was refreshingly cool. It was such a wonderful time and I am so grateful to have his love and friendship. Now that we have our lovely daughter, these "dates" are even more precious to me.
Anyway, mushiness over. So the warm weather had me thinking about sandals and summertime. And then I got a lovely e-mail from Sseko, a company which gives women in Uganda an avenue to empower their lives. Here is how it's done:
In an impoverished and male-dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work. Sseko hires these college-bound women during their nine-month period from school to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. The women that Sseko employs 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 ravished and divided by a 22 year-long war.
Sseko also offers custom made sandals in custom colors. Visit their site. Or go straight to their wedding collection.