There’s Power in Thank You

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As simple as it sounds, it’s true: your thank you’s and kind notes are powerful. We love that so many of you have chosen to find the signature on your items, gotten to know the ladies that made your products, and thanked them. It’s humbling for us and touching for them to read your sweet words and kind sentiments. These thank you’s are connections made across the globe to people you can impact with through your purchase and inspire with your words. We’d like to share some of the recent notes we’ve received and want you to know that you’re making a huge difference for them!

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Training Update: Child Wellness in Peru

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We strategically choose to empower women because we believe that they have the capacity to in turn empower their communities. Family members tend to be the people most immediately affected by the resources and knowledge that the women bring home. This is a positive trend, but one that only works if family members have healthy relationships with each other.

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Story of Change: Victoria Pumacahua

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Victoria is using the fair wages, training and mentorship she is receiving at Krochet Kids Peru to ensure that her past is very different than her future. She and her husband are committed to saving as much of her income as possible to invest in their well-being. They decided their first act of business was to refurbish their home.

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Local Heroes Spotlight: Sarah

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Our local staff are the real heroes behind the life-changing work we do in Peru and Uganda. They are passionate about seeing their community change and are tirelessly at work to make sure they leave the place better than when they got there. Meet Sarah, one of our heroes.

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Farming: A Rhythm of Life

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Farming is a way of life in Uganda. Families have worked the land and harvested the literal fruits of their labor for millennia. The rhythms of farming are very much ingrained in the rhythms of Ugandan lives.

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Positive Thinking: Lakareber Catherine

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People must believe in their capacity to change their life if they are actually going to do it. We have a saying here at KKi that positive thinking is a prerequisite to positive change. No person is a better example of this than Lakareber Catherine.

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Local Heroes Spotlight: Laura

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Our local staff are the real heroes behind the life-changing work we do in Peru and Uganda. They are passionate about seeing their community change and are tirelessly at work to make sure they leave the place better than when they got there. Over the next few weeks we want you to meet a few of these local heroes.

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¡Ya basta! Ending Gender-Based Violence

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Ya basta!’ is a famous Spanish phrase meaning ‘Enough is Enough!’  It pretty much sums up how we feel about gender-based violence. Last month we held a training series for our participants in Peru on how we all can take part in ending gender-based violence. See the photos…

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The Chicken or the Egg? Both!

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Raising chickens can be a very lucrative business, especially in Northern Uganda where land is plentiful and generally fertile. Over the last few years the local demand for chicken has drastically increased, creating a great opportunity for those who know how to raise them. We’ve been watching this trend, and last month decided that it was time to host a training series on the subject.

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