An empowerment project in Uganda is currently working to help lift 150 women and their families out of poverty using crochet skills. The program combines a fair and consistent income to alleviate poverty immediately and capacity building training to address the future needs of the beneficiaries. Each crocheter is in the program for a minimum of 3 years in order to ensure the highest quality of training and mentorship through personal budgeting, savings, loaning and business management topics.
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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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