Thursday, September 19, 2013

" Vide-greniers" happening on Saturday 21 September in Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Come to "Vide-greniers" ( means "emptying attics") in the park at the corner of Rte de Ferney and Chemin Pommier in Grand-Saconnex, from 9-17. You will find lovely things for you and your family. There is also food available throughout the day. The benefit of the event goes to an association helping families who have children suffering of epilepsy. But "Hope for the Babies International" - HOBI  is there as well, promoting projects for survival of newborn babies and their mothers.
You can buy many exciting items from our stand, including these lovely hats knitted by Michèle!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Knitters in Bibi Mahro, Afghanistan, participate in health education sessions

These sessions give the knitters information about pregnancy, delivery, infant health and development, so that they can learn themselves and become change agents in their families and communities by passing on these important and empowering messages.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

New load from Bardonnex, Switzerland

These dozens of sweaters and hats and socks have been knitted by the ladies of CAD, Geneva and Seniors group of Bardonnex. Merci!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Meeting "Knit-a-bit"

We presented HOBI today to Ursina, an artist who has a very inspiring knitting atelier in Geneva, close to the main railway station. She is giving knitting lessons, both for beginners as well as to those who are advanced. We hope that some of her students could join our project at some point. Thank you, Ursina, for sharing our story with your friends.

Lovely blanket from Gauri

This lovely blanket was made in Delhi, India  by Gauri , who had followed HOBI on Facebook. She brought it with her to London, where she met her friend Manasi, who brought it to Geneva. Manasi donated it today to HOBi so that it will soon leave for Afghanistan! One of the amazing stories of HOBI! Thank you both!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sweaters and sets knitted by women in Bibi Mahro, Afghanistan

The women in the group, sponsored by us, Hope for the Babies International (HOBI), have been busy knitting in the past month and now distributed them in the Qhabelboy clinic.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Knitting group in Bibi Mahro, Afghanistan

This group of 10 women will knit sweaters and hats for babies. Once a month they will have a session with a health educator. The HOBI and OMAID Afghanistan team visited them today in Bibi Mahro, in outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Buying yarn today in Kabul, Afghanistan

We are starting a partnership with Omaid Afghanistan so that Afghan women can knit sweaters, socks, hats and blankets and get this way some employment. Today we had to go to a bazaar in Kabul to find suitable yarn for the baby items! They had nice colors but the quality was not really good, but we chose the ones that were softest. As we bought so much, a man helped with a wheelbarrow to take them to the car.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Distribution of sweaters today in Malalai Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan

The Hope for the Babies International (HOBI) team was today in Kabul to distribute sweaters, hats, socks and blankets which had been knitted by women in Switzerland, Finland, France, USA and Austria!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New load of sweaters, hats and booties from the Netherlands

Groups of women and individuals in different parts of the Netherlands are continuing their work and producing these warm and beautiful items for Afghan babies!  Dank je wel!!!