Partnered with Casa Ursulina
Casa Ursulina was founded in the mid 1990’s when Sister Mimi Ballard and seven local Chilean women shared a vision of a common place where women could come together to work, learn, and support each other. Their first crafts were needlework and crochet, and they expanded over time to teach local women many different crafts, including spinning wool into yarn.
Today, more than 200 women come to the center to learn crafts and participate in the rich community environment of Casa Ursulina. Sister Mimi Ballard and Sister Ruth Gehres oversee the house with much support from over 30 volunteers who give their time and talent to teach, provide childcare, or otherwise serve this community.
KidKnits began to pray for a new partner for yarn in order to be able to reach more students through KidKnits craft kits, teach students of a new and different culture, and expand the economic benefits of KidKnits to new regions of the world. We were very blessed to meet Sister Mimi and Sister Ruth in the spring of 2012, and after our first trip to Chile, were sure that we had found our second partner for KidKnits yarn.