Local Heroes Spotlight: Laura

Krochet Kids Peru

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

Krochet Kids Peru

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!

Krochet Kids Uganda

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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March for Girl’s Education!

Girls Education March

We are all about girl’s education. Women who participate in our program are taught the importance of girl’s education and are equipped with the resources they need to send girls in their families to school. We believe this will have a profound impact in the developing world. Recognizing our contribution to girl’s and women’s education throughout the northern part of the country, the Ugandan government invited a delegation from Krochet Kids Uganda to speak at a community-wide march aptly named “Go to School, Back to School, Stay in School.” We were given a special time during the opening ceremonies to address…

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Loving the Orphans

Aparo Kevin

Loving the Orphan: Aparo Kevin witnessed terrible things after she was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). She watched as family members were killed, homes burned and her peers abducted. She struggled to find hope in such tragic circumstances, but rather than giving up, she found purpose in caring for others. On one fateful day, the LRA group that she was being held captive by was ordered to attack a house near their camp. Upon reaching the house, they abducted a young woman and her two daughters. Kevin’s job was to grab the two children while the soldiers harassed the…

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From Seedlings Do All Tall Trees Grow

Thrive

My wife and I like to spend Sunday afternoons taking walks, going to the beach and generally lazing around. The goal is to take it down a notch and prepare for all the chaos that the coming week is sure to bring. Last weekend our adventure took us to a park near our house characterized by a grove of massive eucalyptus trees. We picked the tallest tree we could find and posted up with some blankets and popcorn. As I lay there trying to meditate on nothing at all, I couldn’t help but think about how awesome that particular tree…

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Where Women Have No Doctor

Where Women Have No Doctor

Health care services are difficult to access in many parts of the developing world. Whether it is the inability to pay for services or the distance to facilities, women often find themselves playing the role of doctor. This puts them in the position to greatly help their family members, but only if they know how to correctly treat the issue at hand. Because we work in parts of the world where this is very much a reality, we host a series of health trainings that equips participants with the knowledge they need to care for their sick family members. The trainings,…

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Story of Change: Lesly Castillo

Lesly Castillo

For Lesly, the chance to learn how to make quality clothing at Krochet Kids Peru was an opportunity she didn’t want to miss. Before joining the KKPeru she worked part-time in a local clothing store, where she discovered a passion for the industry. Unfortunately she didn’t earn enough income there so she spent the rest of her time working at a local grocery store, a job that she didn’t enjoy as much. She jumped at the opportunity to join KKPeru when her neighbor Evangelina (also a participant in the program) told her about a job opening. Learning to knit and…

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Why Women Graduate

Why Women Graduate

Come. Grow. And go. That’s how we impact the developing world. Our vision is that women come to KKi in a state of vulnerability, grow to be empowered and go as thriving women full of capacity to change their community. A key component to accomplishing this vision is to going part, which we call graduation. We often get asked why we graduate women and the answer is twofold. First and foremost, we graduate women because we are fully confident that they will continue to thrive after leaving KKi.  For the last 7 years we studied the empowerment process that occurs…

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