Thursday, February 2, 2012

Market Bag Crochet Project

famn pou famn (women 4 women) is a micro-business project that serves the poorest women in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Vera and her friend Mary Ann, conceived and started the project and are diligently working to grow the project.

Women learn to crochet and make the bag (pictured in photo).  Once a woman has completed a bag, she receives half of the profit payment for the bag up front.  
The bag is then sold to a woman in the U.S. and Germany. Then, the woman receives the second half of the profit into an account that will be used to pay school tuition for her child(ren) or to pay for rent. 

We need your donations. Our goal is to take enough supplies to make 200 more bags from April-June, 2012:
Material Donations:
50 crochet hooks (size U.S H/8 - 5 mm) 
80,000 yards of worsted weight cotton type yarn 
(dishcloth yarn, etc. will work, no 100% acrylic because it is too stretchy) 
= 800 of 100 yard skeins or 400 of 200 yard skeins
Financial Donations:
Also, any financial, tax deductible, donations will help. They can be mailed to:
International Child Foundation, Inc. 
11449 N. Mandarin Lane 
Tucson, AZ 85737
Make checks payable to “International Child Foundation” and make a note on the check that it is for the “Famn pou Famn, Haiti” project. International Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3).
Donate your time:
Do you want to teach women to crochet? Are you available to travel to Haiti in April? We'd love for you to join us.
Please send an email to for the mailing address  for the yarn donations.  All yarn donations must be received by March 15th.
Thanks a million! 

Donations Received Update:
$510.00 received - $1,190 to go
Yarn Donations: 
received yarn, enough for 83 bags - 317 bags to go (goal is 400 bags)
Crochet hooks: 
118 hooks received I am increasing the total # of hooks needed to a higher # since they are different sizes


  1. What an awesome thing you and Mary Ann are doing to help the women in Haiti! More power to you for leading by example and making a difference!

  2. I admire this wonderful project and will contribute 10 H hooks. I wish I was able to do more. Thank you for working to make this world a better place.

  3. You know the old saying about teaching a man to fish. You are wonderful to be doing this for these women. Good luck to you and them!