Krochet Kids International Provides Knitting Skills To Developing Countries (And More!)

 After seeing an article in the NY Times Magazine showcasing a unique business model created by Krochet Kids International co-founders Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey and Travis Hartanov, I knew that they were doing something significant. They are putting  power into hands of individuals in nations such as Uganda and Peru to raise monies for their impoverished nations by aiding in food, clothing and education.

The Krochet Kids International (KKI) mission teaches women to crochet handmade hats, sweatshirts and other merchandise that is personally signed by the woman who knits each item. KKI alps to export these items to the US and other countries where they can be sold. All monies made from purchasing each item is then sent back to the country it was made.

Betty is one of various women who have joined the movement. What is great about this system is that after you receive your handmade item, you can thank the woman personally!

This month will feature a new line of knitted hats as well as a line of bow ties and scarves!

Visit their website where you can learn more, purchase and/or donate money to this great cause.

HELP STOP KONY [2012]

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In our current technology generation, it has never been such a  powerful tool for change as it has been with Invisible Children and the Stop Kony 2012 campaign.

The basics: for almost a decade, three young film makers set out to make a film about Uganda. What they didn’t realize was the personal impact meeting the young children of the country would make on them to become part of a bigger mission — to capture Joseph Kony. Kony is a militant who’s been abducting children and either killing them or forcing them to join his army and kill others for the past decade in various cities in Uganda and neighboring states.

There’s not much more I need to say until you watch this video for yourself. I can honestly say I don’t remember the last time I’ve been so moved by a cause and effort as strong as this one. What people say is true – every voice counts, no matter how big or small.

Here are ways that you can help:

Avocados and Coffee Make For Non-Profit Success

One may think, “Why is a company that sells coffee beans have the name Three Avocados?”

The origins of Three Avocados began in the village of Bulopa, Uganda. While a Church group visited the country to learn more about the current water crisis, they saw a woman who gave a Church all she had – three avocados. This courageous women voluntarily gave away, as what may seem to most as an easily dispensable food item, and put those in the community before herself.

After this mission trip to Uganda in January of this year, the organization Three Avocados was born.

Three Avocados is a St. Louis, MO based non-profit organization that sells coffee beans originating from Mt. Elgon, Uganda. They are 100% Arabica with a smooth taste and a touch of chocolate undertone.

100% of the proceeds go towards Uganda’s water crisis, but Three Avocados wants to continue reaching various territories that are in a similar state.

To find out more about Three Avocados, visit their website for their story and to purchase coffee beans or donate!