Fundamentals (1/6) : Relationships

Fundamentals Program

A year ago, we challenged our global team to come up with a short list of statements that sum up our methods for empowerment. With an ever-growing team, a need arose to develop a series of principles to help our new staff understand the posture we take when going about our work.  The result is a list that we call our Fundamentals. If you ever wanted to get a peak into how we generate social impact, this is a great place to start. For this series, we are highlighting six fundamentals and explaining how they shape our work.

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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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From Seedlings Do All Tall Trees Grow

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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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Empowering Women

Krochet Kids Uganda

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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Measuring Social Impact

Krochet Kids Uganda

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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Defining Social Impact Is Important

Krochet Kids Uganda

As impact increasingly becomes en vogue, my hope is that we as consumers and donors demand true impact from the organizations we support. When one looks at the track record of international development it’s clear that we haven’t always demanded impact, but I’m convinced that this is the way to ensure our generation leaves behind a different legacy.

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Our Theory of Change

Krochet Kids intl.: Theory of Change

I often get asked why our model includes jobs, education and mentorship. The answer is actually simple; we’ve been studying life-change over the last 6 years and believe that the combination of these three initiatives is an excellent way to support the empowerment process. We know this because we have developed a theory of change, which helps us critically measure the success of our work.

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