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A Little Something came about in the summer of 2007 when refugee women in a literacy-level English class in Denver, Colorado asked how they—a group of stay-at-home mothers—could earn their own money from their own work. From ideas to enterprise, the women in the project are mentored and supported by dedicated friends, teachers, and advocates throughout the community.

Participants meet monthly to learn new techniques, choose supplies, turn in finished work, review skills, and receive advice about quality control for their finished products.

The group meets not only to craft and learn, but also to support each other as newcomers, mothers, wives— and simply as women. The women in the program earn 75 percent of the selling price of their items. The remaining money goes back into the business to purchase supplies…

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  • Joined October 18, 2011

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About

A Little Something came about in the summer of 2007 when refugee women in a literacy-level English class in Denver, Colorado asked how they—a group of stay-at-home mothers—could earn their own money from their own work. From ideas to enterprise, the women in the project are mentored and supported by dedicated friends, teachers, and advocates throughout the community.

Participants meet monthly to learn new techniques, choose supplies, turn in finished work, review skills, and receive advice about quality control for their finished products.

The group meets not only to craft and learn, but also to support each other as newcomers, mothers, wives— and simply as women. The women in the program earn 75 percent of the selling price of their items. The remaining money goes back into the business to purchase supplies.

Apart from private donations, the organization receives no direct funding at this time. A Little Something is a registered business in Colorado, and is currently applying for 501c(3) nonprofit status.

Learn more about A Little Something at our website: www.refugeecrafts.org or find A Little Something on Facebook!

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