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Sandals With Soul

"Every sandal has a story," says the Sseko Designs website. At the end of a bumpy road in Kampala, Uganda, determined young women graduates of Cornerstone Leadership Academy are not just making sandals. They’re shaping their country’s future by earning tuition for a university education.

And Sseko Designs is not just in it to make money. The "not just for profit" organization believes in the power of economic development — the idea that responsible businesses can help change the impoverished, male-dominated country’s education, justice and healthcare systems. Go to the website at and meet the class of 2011. Betty Jr. plans to become a doctor, Susan a geography professor. While you’re online, take a minute to customize your dream sandals from colorful straps and metallic fabrics.

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