Help fund this project by Krochet Kids intl. and receive exclusive fashion accessories, all while empowering impoverished communities.
We are expanding our model for empowerment to Lima, Peru by starting a new program and creating a limited-edition collection of hats, only available to those that pledge to this kickstarter page. Be among the first to get your hands on these exclusive hats and literally kickstart this program into a sustainable future.
We will be working with marginalized women on the outskirts of Lima in communities called "pueblo jovenes". These squatter towns lack electricity, pumped water, and sewage systems and are filled with vulnerable families that are living without opportunity for employment or education. We have an opportunity to change the future of these neighborhoods by empowering its inhabitants through our unique model of development.
This hat collection features three colorways, each of which is made from a fine alpaca/acrylic yarn blend. They have the exclusive label designated for this kickstarter campaign which so appropriately reads, "limited edition".
Additionally, each product will be hand-signed by the person who made it, so you can know who you are supporting. Their profiles will be available online this Fall so you can learn more about them.
*please note the other amazing rewards for pledges as well :) *
Empowerment is a term we use to communicate the mission of our organization. We seek to see our hat makers holistically cared for in every aspect of their life, in order that they might go on to start their own businesses and/or careers that will support their families for years to come.
Here is an example of what this looks like from our programs in Northern Uganda...
music in kickstarter video by ((sounder)) "who put the skylight up in heaven"
video shot and edited by Stewart Ramsey
Yes they are! This is a unique opportunity because we generally don't ship internationally outside of the US and Canada. However, you must include an additional $20 to account for the international rates.
"I never thought someone could be so adorable, yet so masculine at the same time."
- a potential quote from a woman describing Nic
Great question, we're glad you asked. Krochet Kids intl. is a non-profit organization and our commitment to our beneficiaries is top priority. The products serve as a vehicle to sustain and grow our impact, and allow for you to be a part of the story.
We have our financials available on our website for your viewing to see our track record and how we spend our money. Download a copy of our annual report here... http://www.krochetkids.org/who-we-are/financials/
This limited collection of hats is made out of an alapaca/acrylic yarn blend (20% alpaca, 80% acrylic). We haven't found them to be itchy at all :)
Any address you would like to us to send items to outside the United States is considered international shipping and you will need to add $20 to your pledge.
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#1) A personal thank you sent out through our social media channels (either facebook or twitter).Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
Pledge $15 or more
#2) We are thankful for whatever level of support you can offer this new endeavor and the communities it will affect in Peru. At this pledge amount we will inscribe your name on a plaque that will hang forever in our offices in Peru to commemorate YOU who helped kickstart the whole process! We will also give you recognition on our website as well :)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $40 or more
#3) Receive one of the first hats to ever be produced at Krochet Kids Peru and help kickstart this program into a sustainable future! You will get to choose one of the exclusive and limited edition colorways featured here. (plus #2) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $65 or more
#4) Receive one of the first hats to ever be produced in Krochet Kids Peru (your choice of color), as well as a limited edition screen printed tote bag. (plus #2) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
#5) Receive a personal video thank you message from our staff in the US, as well as 25 KKi stickers... (plus #2, #4) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $132 or more
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#6) A date with our very own Community Involvement Director, Nic. You can count on him for a fun and creative evening ladies! We won't pay for your transportation to get here, but Nic will pay for your dinner :) (plus #2, #4)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $300 or more
#7) Receive the entire collection of all 3 limited-edition hats, the exclusive tote bag, as well as printed 8x10 framed picture of the original beneficiary group in Peru with a personal note from each of them! (plus #2)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
#8) Come on a surf camping trip in Southern California with our staff to get a behind the scenes look at how we operate and meet our community. 2 nights, surfing (lessons included), BBQing, and dreaming about how we can change the world. (you'll need to get yourself here) (plus #2, #4)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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#9) WARNING: this pledge is awesome! Not only will you receive prizes from other pledge amounts but you will also get a new hat style named after you. Imagine 'the Eric', 'the Jennifer', or 'the Peggy' roaming the globe on the heads of KKi supporters. Leave your mark in KKi's history... (plus #2, #7)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $6,000 or more
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#10) This is the ULTIMATE... we will send you to our Peru project to meet the staff and beneficiaries behind our programs in Lima, Peru! Get an in-depth perspective on our programs and the development work that we have happening on the ground. You will have a chance to get a couple of completely custom hats made while you are there as well! (airfare is included from LA to Lima... so you'll need to get yourself here) (plus #2, #7)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012