Our Story

Here’s the story of Sheep Dreamzzz, in words and images. To meet the women who make these incredible blankets, go here.

Steve and Sandy Jacoby
In 2012, Steve and Sandy Jacoby moved to Nicaragua to try to help in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. After having their first grandchild in 2017, Sandy knitted a sheep blanket and got the idea to teach women in Nicaragua to make them as well.
The Nicaragua knitters in early 2019
There are currently about 20 women who come regularly and have become experienced knitters. Almost all are young mothers with no other means of support. They receive all the profit from their work and are grateful to be able to feed their families during very tough economic times.
Lorena Inclan of CBS 47 Fox 30 Actions Jax
Sheep Dreamzzz, which is part of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Sheep Not Goats, has received recognition, including on TV, in the newspapers, on the radio, and in various blogs. <br/><br/><strong>Click to watch our TV news interview.</strong>

Here’s where we work. It’s about a 3-hour flight from Atlanta. Click the map for a closer look.

Latin America map with a circle around Nicaragua

And that’s the story of Sheep Dreamzzz!