Thursday, May 21, 2009
Puts my puny efforts in perspective
There are lots of people who knit for charity. Cari Clement took it to a whole new level.
Through a USAID grant to our sister Rwanda-based NGO, Rwandans Allied for Peace and Progress, Rwanda Knits has enabled over 1,200 women to earn a living through making and selling their knitted goods. The organization has provided over 600 knitting machines and training to women in 17 associations throughout the country. The project has been described as one of USAID Rwanda's most successful income-producing projects. Today these associations have formed 29 knitting cooperatives who are registering as primary cooperatives, soon to be forming the country's first Secondary (umbrella-type) Artisan Cooperative.
That? Is awesome. And they're not just selling their products abroad. They also knit sweaters for the local kids' school uniforms.
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