The steady income Krochet Kids provide their employees with has been measured and proven to be up to 10 times larger than their pre-Krochet Kids salary level. They also estimate that their employees’ savings levels have increased around 25 times, giving them the capital to handle unforeseen expenses and potentially create their own businesses. What’s more, Krochet Kids families are up to five times more likely to have access to healthcare, women are up to 40% less likely to suffer physical abuse, and women are up to 25% more likely to participate in major family decisions. Krochet Kids also say that the children of the women they employ are up to eight times more likely to attend high school, significantly increasing the opportunities of the next generation.
Krochet Kids is a certified non-profit organisation, meaning that all profits go towards their empowerment program for maximum social impact. Every purchase furthers their impact by facilitating ethical economic growth as well as providing women in developing countries with education, training, and mentorship to create a sustainable career for the future.
Krochet Kids work with over 150 women in Northern Uganda for a guaranteed minimum of three years, ensuring that they are provided with the highest quality training and mentorship in personal budgeting, savings, loaning, and business management topics. Their goal is to equip women with the financial assets and knowledge to enter into the local economy and thereby end their dependence on humanitarian aid.
In Peru, they are currently working with 38 women to help lift them and their families out of poverty. Their on-the-ground staff conduct home visits to assess the needs of the individual and the family, before providing a job complete with holistic education and mentorship to help them develop independence and freedom.
This beanie was hand knitted in Peru.