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Krochet Kids Crochet Beanies
by Karen Day
on 09 July 2009
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By 2050, Africa will be home to almost a quarter of the world's urban population—the altruistic friends behind Krochet Kids International hope to empower the women of this rapidly growing continent by providing them the entrepreneurial skills involved in hand-crocheting 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.

The quality beanies come in a variety of styles and colors, but all of the wool and acrylic-blend hats bare the handwritten name of the women who stitched it and a "Love Africa" tag. Recently the non-profit team added a collection of tees and tank tops to their lineup, showing off the logo "I Africa Krochet Kids," (pictured at right).

In a similar style to that of Toms Shoes, the Krochet Kids are devoted to giving back, a refreshing change and positive outlook for future business practices.

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Every hat purchased helps change the lives of the poverty-stricken women in Uganda. They are currently available online from Krochet Kids International for $25 or $30, depending on style.

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