When Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey, and Travis Hartanov began crocheting beanie hats in high school and college, they thought it was a fun, novel hobby. And when they began selling their unique headwear, the local newspaper dubbed them the “krochet kids.” But when Stew traveled to Uganda and learned that people had been living in government camps with little employment opportunities for 20 years, their hobby would soon develop into something much more fulfilling. The Krochet Kids formed a non-profit and taught the only skill they knew to Ugandans in an effort to empower their new friends to rise above poverty—using hook and yarn.

Krochet Kids intl. believes in sustainable empowerment—equipping people living in poverty with the skills, education, and resources to change their circumstances forever. Today, over 150 people in Uganda and 50 people in Peru are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future in creating gifts that give back.

Every KKi product is hand-signed by the person who made it. KKi even publishes profiles of the women who make the products, so people can learn their stories and how they are being empowered. In this way, you really can #KnowWhoMadeIt. 

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