Over a fourteen year period, I have seen Cochabamba, Bolivia myself. The city is vibrant, interesting and the community is starting to care for its own youth.
The revenue from sweater sales is sent to the offices of Save the Children Canada where it is later audited to ensure equality amongst the knitters.
Through the sales of the sweaters in Canada, the knitters are able to create positive impacts on their own personal communities. Many of the knitters do have more than one job, such as growing flowers, but they are able to save enough money to put their children and grand children through school. For us it’s great to see this long term impact.
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