Story of Change: Owacgiu Sharon Graduates

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Owacgiu Sharon is one of the most recent graduates from Krochet Kids Uganda. In February 2014 she concluded her time at Krochet Kids and started a retail business that will help her family to thrive for years to come. Sharon is Congolese by nationality but moved to Gulu, Uganda at a young age to stay with her uncle. Like a lot of young girls in Uganda, she was forced to drop out of school because her family thought women were most valuable when doing domestic housework, not studying. Sharon married at an early age with the hope that a husband…

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[VIDEO] A Portrait of Empowerment

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Akot Beatrice entered our program in Northern Uganda with little hope for a promising future. She filled her time doing odd jobs or selling fruit on the roadside, but was unable to provide her family with the necessities for basic living.

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Story of Change: Hilaria’s Strength to Persevere

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Hilaria is a great example of the resilience and strength of the women we work with in Peru. When her father passed away and left the family farm to her and her siblings, Hilaria stepped up to the challenge.  She worked in the fields and cared for the cattle and sheep to help her family makes ends meet.

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International Women’s Day 2014

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International Women’s Day recognizes women all over the globe for their achievements and their role in changing the world we live in. Krochet Kids intl. joined the community of Uganda to celebrate the power of women.

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Empowering Women

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We believe women are a linchpin of social change. As we study the past and look towards the future it is clear that humanity’s well being is dependent on women.

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Social Impact: The Proof

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To wrap up my series on KKi’s social impact I thought it appropriate to share some of our most recent social impact data. We go to great depths to make sure our work is actually resulting in empowerment and the good news is that it’s working.

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Training Update: HIV / AIDS Awareness in Uganda

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Approximately 7% of Ugandans are HIV/AIDS positive. Each day roughly 172 Ugandans die as a result of the disease. While there is no cure, people can greatly reduce the risk of infecting themselves and their family members by taking appropriate preventative measures. Recently we invited Straight Talk Foundation, a Ugandan partner of ours, to lead a training session on how avoid and/or manage HIV/AIDS. We focused on three topics…

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Story of Change: Akot Jennifer’s Growth

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Jennifer and her family moved to Gulu from a small village deep in the countryside in Northern Uganda. They moved when she was still young to escape the rebel war that was wreaking havoc in the region. Unfortunately, Jennifer lost both of her parents shortly after the move and was left to fend for herself as an orphan. But she has persevered…

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Measuring Social Impact

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Empowerment is a complex process, therefore tracking it requires a comprehensive measurement system. We all experience poverty and wellbeing in the six areas of our personhood: financially, intellectually, physically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. For someone to be truly empowered they must be thriving in all of these areas. Learn how we measure this progression…

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Training Update: Savings Training in Peru

Savings Training in Peru

When a woman joins a KKi empowerment project it is likely the first time she has earned a fair and consistent income. The influx of income that the participants experience has an enormous impact on their life. It is used to send kids to school, provide nutritious food and pay for quality healthcare. In addition, money is often used to catch-up on quality-of-life goals like fixing up their house, buying furniture and buying decent clothing. When these quality-of-life goals are met (usually within 6-9 months after joining KKi) women start having disposable income, or extra money that is left over…

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