Meet the Intern: Kelly Rohrberg
Customer Care and Inventory Intern
Hometown: Concord, California
Favorite KKi product?: 'the Agatha'! It’s such a comfy hat and goes with everything! Definitely rocking it any chance I get!
Favorite part about being an intern: I love that I am constantly learning about the non-profit sector, about the women who are apart of KKi, and learning from everyone who is in the office. So much knowledge and experience in one room! Its pure awesomeness!
Superpower: The Harry Potter nerd is about to come out in me but I would love the ability to apparate. It would make traveling around the world so much easier!
Books or Movies: I love them both! A good book can keep me engaged for days at time. Yet I will never pass up a weekend of cheesy Lifetime movie marathons with friends.
Words to live by: "When life gives you lemons, make pie and celebrate" We can’t always fix what life throws at us so we learn to take what we got and make it work!
Before joining Krochet Kids Peru, Maria was unemployed. Since joining KKP, Maria is now able to support her family. She is excited about learning to knit and how to start her own business in the future. This is empowerment.
On March 8, 2014, women all over the world will be recognized through International Women’s Day. We would like to share with you as to why we believe women are the linchpin of social change.
Meet the Intern: Maddy Pierson
Production Assistant International Intern, Uganda
Hometown: Woodinville, Washington
Favorite KKi Product: 'the 5207.5'
Most Interesting Food: Fish soup, complete with the whole fish. Ugandans say the head is the best part.
Why did you choose to intern in Uganda: I have always been drawn to Africa for many reasons one being their culture and especially the people who live here. I’ve also been to Kenya on a short term-trip in the past and absolutely fell in love with everything about it, so there was no hesitation in picking Uganda as my internship location.
Milkshakes or Smoothies: Smoothies, I’m a fruity person.
Words to live by: Journey is the destination. I’ve found, especially being here, that part of the adventure of getting to where you want is the journey that comes with it, because there you grow the most, learn from your mistakes and when you finally get to your destination you realize that that long journey was all worth it to get to your destination.
If you could have any superpower what would it be: To be able to speak and know every language in the world