Sponsor a Knitter. Create Change.

Sponsor a Knitter. Create Change.

Em Samoeun (55) Cambodia has a long tradition of producing handmade crafts, however the rural families that produce them are among the country’s most impoverished.  Cambodia Knits aims to combat this background by working to increase income and employment opportunities in marginalized communities, training locals to produce high quality, hand-knitted and crocheted products. CK is dedicated to creating quality products while empowering women to expand their skill set and improve their standard of living. We’re expanding! As demand for our products has increased, it has become necessary to train more knitters. Your $45  will change a family’s life, providing a woman with a life long skill and an opportunity for flexible employment that will allow her to support not only her family, but the community around her as well. Specifically, your sponsorship will provide a three-week training program, where the women such as Em Samoeun (above), will master how to create our lovely creations. As a small token of our appreciation, CK will send you one a postcard with your name written in the beautiful Khmer script. Our training programs We run training programs throughout the year as we find communities that are keen to join our family of products. We send a team of our experienced knitting and crochet trainings to live in a community  providing a total of 17 half-days of training. The women learn about our values, quality control and how to manage their time and resources. Our training is intensive but fun and supportive. Our trainers have been through the program themselves and follow a student-centered training curriculum that gets participants from beginner to emergent professional in...
Training at Trapeang Anh Chan

Training at Trapeang Anh Chan

Since September 20th, CK staff and knitters have been training at the relocation site at Trapeang Anh Chan (TAC). They have been teaching knitting and crochet skills to up to 25 participants. There are a core group of 15 that attend regularly and will likely join the CK team as producers at the end of this month. Learning how to chain on the first day   Trainees have been learning crochet in the morning and knitting in the afternoon. They started with simple crochet squares and moved onto our new animal range during the morning crochet lessons and during the afternoon knitting lessons, they have been learning how to knit our magnet range. Some people prefer one skill over the other, or are just more adept at one or the other and we hope learning both crochet and knitting allows more of the community members to join us. The students are doing impressively well! By the end of the first week several had completed our new elephant pattern and in the second week, several were able to knit our magnets to CK quality standards. In the final two weeks of training, our teachers will assess the participants to determine which skill is more suitable for them and by November our team will have grown.  ...

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