Krochet Kids international is a grassroots organization that seeks to help and empower impoverished people in our global Community. This dream began with three Childhood friends as they explored and surfed the world.
Learning about people in Uganda who had been living in government Camps for over 20 years watching entire generations grow up knowing only the Camp and relying solely on limited government aid, they set out to teach these people to provide for their families and begin planning for the future. By working with the Community and teaching them how to make amazing products with hook and yarn, they have empowered the next generation to rise above poverty. Each day over 150 people go to the krochet kids facilities in northern Uganda to work- and rewrite their stories for the better.
In an effort to help tell their story and grow this grassroots movement, Vans has partnered with Krochet Kids International for autumn, 2012. With each pair of shoes you wear, you will support the effort in Uganda and Connect with the woman who made the fabric by finding her hand-signed tag in every pair and reading her profile online