MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
That is one of the things LN Knits stands for. We don’t only provide our knitters with a fair wage, but we also want to guarantee that they and their children stay happy and healthy.
A little throwback to last year: the LN Lions for Peru benefit event! Together with the Antwerp Middelheim Lions Club, LN Knits organized a super fun day to raise funds. Funds for what, you ask? Well, for the prevention of cervical cancer and better childcare.
And we went all the way: music, food & drinks, an LN catwalk, animation for the kids, a big stocksale and so on. You could even win your own trip to Peru, thanks to our partnership with Dromen Reizen!
It was amazing. But what is even more amazing is all the things we were able to do for our and Solid’s knitting community in Ayacucho. And this all thanks to you and your enthusiasm!
Of all the screened knitting mothers, most of them have received their results. Four of them were diagnosed with cervical cancer, for which they are being treated and closely observed. Thanks to your support, some mothers have truly been saved from death.
At the same time, workshops for parents are being organized about positive parenting. With these sessions parents are motivated to spend some extra exclusive time with their kids. Did you also know that attached to the knitting atelier, there’s a child care service? In this way, mothers don’t have to skip work to stay with their children or to leave their children alone at home. Thanks to the funds raised, this project can keep on growing.
As you can see, more than a year later, your contribution is still making an impact. We are still amazed how so many people are willing to keep on making a difference.
Want to know more about the knitting atelier in Ayacucho, Peru? Visit www.solidinternational.be!
Pictures LN Lions: Elena Gontcharova
Pictures Peru: Griet Hendrickx