What is The Sweater Project?
It’s a program started by Zaanha Fund. The Sweater Project pays Afghan women to knit sweaters for Afghan kids, kids who must work on the streets to earn money for their families. The women purchase yarn for the sweaters at local bazaars, and this provides an income for the store keepers.
Why does the Sweater Project matter?
Because children matter.
Thousands of Afghan kids in refugee camps don’t have the luxury of a home with heat or warm clothes. $20 buys a child a new sweater. And a warm sweater will keep these children from freezing when temperatures plunge in the cold winter months.
Women need to start knitting now so that the sweaters will be ready when it gets cold. There are thousands of children who will cherish a new sweater.