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An empowerment project just outside Lima, Peru is currently working to help lift 38 women and their families out of poverty using crochet skills. It starts by providing a job and coupled with a steady income, education and one-on-one local mentorship in order to create a holistic approach to development. With the skills and knowledge gained through the program, vulnerable Peruvians are provided with a path toward independence, and free from poverty.
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Having been invented as a method for producing a cheap substitute for traditional lace, crochet struggled to shake off its reputation as an inferior craft. However, that changed when Queen Victoria gave it the royal seal of approval by buying crocheted lace made by Irish women who were struggling to make a living after the potato famine – Queen Victoria herself even learned to crochet, making eight crocheted scarves for veterans of the South African War - and by the end of her reign, much of England was hooked.
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