Meet Our Knitters
Sheep Dreamzzz Baby Blankets has about 10 women knitting our baby blankets. All are the principal providers for their families in the small, rural Nicaraguan town where they work. And there's no need to wonder what percentage of profits they receive because the fact is they get it all.
They are are paid every Friday for the blanket they have made that week. We let them take their knitting home on Tuesday and Thursdays, a move that made it possible for all to finish one blanket per week, but still they often help each other out so that all finish on time.
In this photo Brenda and Carla are working together to add the faces and feet to the blue sheep on a white blanket.
They receive not just income but also the dignity that comes with earning through the work of their hands. This is far different from the common approach of merely handing out food items or clothing. By choosing a baby gift from Sheep Dreamzzz, you are empowering women to make it in Central America's worst economy.
Each blanket includes a card that shows who made it and tells a little bit about her. Here they are: