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Together with our partner Aussie Books for Zim we were awarded a grant of USD 15000.00 by Better World Books https://cares.betterworldbooks.com/literacy-grants/aussie-books-for-zim/ in 2018 to build a fully functional library to serve the needs of the wider community of rural Chatsworth, where the Knit for Life community is based and where a library has never existed before. The library will be stocked with over 2000 books, library furniture and laptop computers and will be a life changer to the community for generations to come.
Together with our partner Solar Buddy, www.solarbuddy.org we are able to impact the lives of 300 children in the community who will be able to study with a Solar Buddy solar lamp after dusk.
Dyed Yarn – Building entrepreneurial opportunities for the knitters
Together with our partner, ( a generous Australian donor who wishes to remain anonymous), the knitters will receive 500 kilos of dyed yarn from South Africa. This partnership will ensure continued long term sustainability for the project. A group of 40 knitters are currently enrolled in a training course in Basic Business Management skills. The Knit for Life team in Australia will guide and assist in transitioning the current model back to complete ownership and responsibility by the knitters to run their own small business collaboratively.
- Clean drinking water – $850 will buy one rain tank and $5000 will buy a borehole where the community can drink safe water.
- A knitting centre – $3000 will complete an existing building belonging to a community member who has gifted one section rent free for 5 years and long term tenancy. This will allow knitters to knit in groups when it is raining and prepare their orders for shipments in a purpose built space.
- Improved health facilities – $5000 will upgrade the local clinic which is drastically in need of medical supplies, beds and bedding.
- Solar lighting for the community.
TO VOLUNTEER your time, we would love to hear from you. If you are able to volunteer at our market stalls, assist in organising and running a fundraising campaign as well as get involved in strategic planning on our board, please CONTACT US.
With thanks and gratitude,
The Knit for Life team.