Empowering Women, Feeding Families
Our non-profit trains women in a small town in Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America, to knit beautiful baby blankets that we sell in the US, and ALL of the profit from this economically sustainable work goes to them.
This empowers them to provide for their families in an environment with no jobs. While it’s common for parents to leave Nicaragua for work, this work helps keep families together.
Providing work is SO MUCH BETTER than giving handouts, because nobody knows better than the people one wants to help what their actual needs are. During our 7+ years in Nicaragua we have heard stories of people receiving things that some North American group brought down and immediately selling them in order to buy what they really need.
Providing income from the work of one’s hands also provides significant self-esteem. Everyone wants to be able to take care of his or her family.
The blankets are beautiful and the ladies have become highly skilled at what they do. Everyone buys gifts for new babies – please help empower these women to feed and clothe their families by purchasing a blanket and sharing about Sheep Dreamzzz with others.
To meet some of the knitters, click here.
Sheep Dreamzzz is a project/ministry of the US-based 501(c) (3) charitable organization Sheep Not Goats Inc.