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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.
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 a few weeks. We give new trainees a few of training before we return for follow training and in the first year, return to the community every quarter for more follow up and support.
You can sponsor by sending us a payment through PayPay. Just follw this link: paypal.me/sponsorCK
Got any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org