Yarn or Lifeline, What do you see?

Jun 18, 2014 5:30 PM ET
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Yarn or lifeline, what do you see?

An Enactus team from the Netherlands saw a way to empower Bhutanese women to knit scarves and other products to sell, and taught them how to run their own knitting workshops as a secondary source of revenue. What other skill do they learn while knitting? Find out at:  http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/yarn/.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.