Akot Beatrice: A Portrait of Empowerment

I have a friend named Sean Galaway. He’s fabulous. One of the reasons he’s fabulous is because he works for a great non-profit named Krochet Kids. Here’s a little picture of what they do:

I love the model. There are a lot of great charity organizations out there, or even enterprises that harness the power of the market for the common good. But the focus that I so love about Krochet Kids is the holistic approach to empowering the women in the programs, beyond just the first job they get with organization. There are education programs, banking options, mentors, and a host of other facets to their multi-layered approach to community uplift.

beatriceNow, I normally don’t do this sort of thing, but, I’d like to ask you to consider joining in their work in one of three ways:

You can buy – This one is maybe the simplest. Krochet Kids makes and sells clothes for men and women, bags, hip baby attire, and other such things. These things are good quality. They look good. You can wear them and also look good. This is an easy win. You can shop for stuff here.

You can donate – If you’re not sure you can pull off a beanie or a knit bow-tie, they will allow you to simply give them money, without them sending you clothes. That’s also a good option. You can do that here.

You can pray – Please pray for the work. It’s that simple. J.C. Ryle says that prayer “moves him who can move heaven and earth.” Ask God to bless the efforts of the Krochet Kids team, the women working in Uganda and Peru, and the communities being transformed by the work.

If you want to know more, you can read about their story here, and their model here.  Also, transparent as they are, they’ve posted their financials here.

Soli Deo Gloria

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