Oftentimes, we think of these communities in terms of cliques or fashion tribes but there is a non-profit organization, Krochet Kids, that has extended the meaning of fashion community to create economic empowerment to the women of Northern Uganda.
The Krochet Kid's want to create sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities within developing nations...You know the old saying, "Feed a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat forever." Well, that's Krochet Kid's mission....but instead of fish, this enterprising group of individuals are using hand-crochet beanies.
Founded upon love, the Krochet Kids now have 10 Ugandan women in their Krochet Program who not only learn how to knit, but receive a reliable salary and are involved in a financial education program that teaches them the aspects of small business management.
Many of the women who participate in this program are young, single mothers, young adult orphans heading one or more household9s), those formely abducted, affected by HIV/AIDS, or displaced from their homes.
The beanies come in an assortment of styles and colors knitted using wool or acrylic blend yarns. Regardless of the beanie you choose, each beanie bears the handwritten name of the women who knitted the hat and a "Love Africa" tag...endearing and personal, clothing with a history and a story that can be worn and passed on. Now, that's what I call spreading the love.
Want to spread the love, give a donation or purchase a hat? Please click on the link and find out how you become a part of this fashion community.
Original Source: CoolHunting.com