{mini-view: krochet kids}

The week before we left for our annual family trip to Oahu, our friend, Jared (you may remember his Mini-View here), traveled to Peru to document the collaboration between Vans and Krochet Kids. (Yea, Jared has a pretty cool job.) Krochet Kids is a company founded by a group of high school friends who desperately wanted to find a way to empower the women of Peru and Uganda after learning about their plight and struggle. When Jared returned from his trip, we sat together and poured through all the photos that he took. In the photos, he pointed out one of the co-founders of Krochet Kids, Kohl Crecelius, who was along on the trip. It was clear to me that Jared was inspired by the work that Krochet Kids was doing, and found Kohl's passion and spirit infectious. He said to me, "T, you have to interview Kohl for your blog. He is such a great guy doing amazing work in these countries." Well, my arm needed no twisting and, fortunately for me, Kohl graciously made time to answer the Proust Questionnaire, from high above the air on a plane and signing the email, "From my iPhone to your heart." Let's just say, I now understand Jared's admiration. Without further ado, herewith is Kohl's Mini-View:

Kohl, thank you so much for stopping by today. It was a pleasure and an honor. Keep up the powerful work that you're doing with Krochet Kids! And a big thank you to Jared for sharing this amazing journey with me and the corresponding images above.

Folks, if you're interested in learning more about Krochet Kids' mission "to empower people to rise above poverty," please visit their website where you will find inspiring story after inspiring story and where you can actually meet the women who are learning to proudly stand on their own. Such good stuff!

Happy new week, everyone! Let's make it count.

image source: all images c/o Jared Abe
ps~Christine of The Plumed Nest also wrote a wonderful post about Krochet Kids here.

12 Send Me Your Thoughts:

  1. What a wonderful way to start my week! So inspiring! I mean, seriously. I've been in such a funk/slump, but I can feel the energy start to thrum through my veins after reading this. You always do that to me, dear. Almost every time.

    And I lovelovelove your new blog design. Things look GREAT around here. I need to get my act in gear!

  2. Wow, I love reading about people like Kohl and Jared who are doing work they're passionate about. Kohl's answer about the quality he likes most in a person really resonates with me because I think that's something I feel too but have never put into words. It's knowing someone really well that makes relationships so valuable to me.

  3. It's a wonderful thing to be doing what you love. Kohl and Jared are a force to be reckoned with. The passion and heart that they have is palpable. Wonderful interview T xx

  4. What you describe is the way I felt at every step - when Jared first got back from his trip and told me about Krochet kids; when I got in touch with Kohl and he sent his answers back; and when I was putting this post together. I was energized by the whole process. Can't tell you how happy it makes me feel that you felt the same. Oh, and thank you for the blog kudos. I gave my wish list to Ana of Blog Milk and she delivered. She's such a pleasure to work with! I hope your blog wishes come true soon, too. xo

  5. Oh, I like what you picked up on here. Whenever I come across people who are doing work they love, it's so inspiring to me. I think that's half the battle. Once you find your thang and pour your whole heart into it, magic happens. And being true to yourself (knowing who you are) will only further enhance that journey and the relationships you make along the way.

  6. Thanks, Christine! I try. ;)

    I remember reading about Krochet Kids on your blog during the holidays and loving their mission/message. Can you imagine my surprise when I found out Jared was traveling to Peru with them? What a beautiful coincidence. I hope you found Kohl's Mini-View inspiring for your own creative journey/business.

  7. "It's a wonderful thing to be doing what you love." It really, really is. It's a gift.

    Thank you, Leah! xo

  8. You got your URL, yay! Loving the new image T, really nice. Thanks for sharing cute Jared's mini-view. Great stuff. I too would love to be able to sing well, my family keep threatening to put me out of my misery x

  9. What a great organization and to his point, how amazing to be doing it along side his best friends. Thanks for sharing Theresa!

  10. I loved reading about the evolution of Krotchet Kids (and seeing their high school prom photo!).

    I can totally relate to feeling that my efforts to improve the lives of others - through doing what I love - were initially not enough. I now know better - the simplest ideas are often the best.

    Jared has such a wonderful outlook on life. What a great guy! Well done on another insightful mini-view, T! :D x

  11. Noreen SullivanMay 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    wonderful! thanks for the introduction,theresa! i love the quote you put into the box - about not worrying about what steps you take as long as you start moving. AND to love others more than yourself. hello kohl - here's hoping you get the powder and waves you enjoy. i'll check out the websites this weekend. joy to you, n

  12. Theresa! Just stopped by after a few weeks of crazy-ness. I LOVE what you've done with the place!! The new logo is so lovely.

    Krotchet Kids has ana amazing story that we can all learn a lil something from, i love your mini-view series :0

    Best - Kate


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