Sheep Dreamzzz Baby Blankets has about 10 women knitting our baby blankets. All are the principal providers of 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 if they finished a blanket that week, and often they help each other out so that as many as possible get paid. Some can finish a blanket each week, but some while others need an extra day or two.
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 of our blankets includes a card that shows who made it and tells a little bit about her. Here they are: