Thanks For Saying Thanks

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We are often asked what happens to the thank you notes left for the ladies in our program by supporters like you. Today we are incredibly excited to share a video from our Thank You Ceremony in Peru so you can experience this tradition first hand.

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Whole Foods Visits KK Peru!

We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from Whole Foods at the KK Peru HQ. The Whole Foods crew had the opportunity to meet the ladies who make the products, exchange meaningful life stories, and dive deeper into our mission!

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Graduation in Peru

On February 20th we honored the most recent group of graduates from our project in Peru with a night full of feasts, celebration and rumination.  Read KK Peru’s Country Director, Patricia’s, thoughts on graduation and enjoy photos captured from the celebration.

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Inaugural Business Plan Competition in Peru

With graduation being such an important part of our model, our mentors spend a lot of time preparing program participants with the knowledge they need to make the transition away from our services. One of the key prerequisites to a successful transition is that woman have the capacity to find or create a good job that will continue to provide life-changing resources to her family for the long term. As a result we allocate more training time to business topics than any other. The cornerstone of our business training is the business plan competition.

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Story of Change: Rosa Barahona

Recently we were invited by Rosa, a participant at KK Peru, to join her family and friends in celebrating her son’s birthday. Now that you’ve seen a picture of Gustavo you’ll know we couldn’t resist the offer. I mean look at this kid! We wanted you to meet this wonderful woman.

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Best of Barranco

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Barranco is an up and coming district in Lima, Peru that is home to a thriving culture, art, and a flourishing community. We’re lucky to have our empowerment project located just a short bus ride from this artistic and romantic town, and our interns often enjoy venturing to Barranco on the weekends to indulge in the gourmet cuisine, coffee, shops, and museums Barranco has to offer.

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Fundamentals (1/6) : Relationships

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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Training Update: Child Wellness in Peru

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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