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Crocheting for Change

How one organization is giving women in Uganda the materials, skills and ability to crochet their way into a better future.

This article is from Issue 53: Sept/Oct 2011

Crocheting isn’t the typical hobby you expect from high school boys, but that’s the skill Kohl Crecelius’ older brother taught him and a few of his friends when they were seniors. Living in the northwest United States, they started making hats to wear while skiing and snowboarding, and then sold the extras they made. Their first big purchase made from the sales was a hot air balloon ride for their prom dates, but now they’re setting their sights even higher—empowering women in Northern Uganda to rise above poverty.