NEXMachine Helps KidKnits Address Global Poverty with The Cloud

KidKnits was founded in 2010 by nine-year old knitter, Ellie, who believed that “You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.”  Through the fair trade import of handspun yarn from women living and working in developing countries, KidKnits offers a simple craft kit for students that is integrated with a comprehensive service-learning curriculum.  KidKnits is dedicated to two separate, yet uniquely connected goals: To support dignity and sustainable employment for vulnerable families living in poverty in developing countries. To honor our founder’s original belief and inspire American youth to help change lives around the world.   Through this innovative model, KidKnits has been able to impact hundreds of lives around the world, including families in Rwanda, Kenya, Chile, Mexico, Liberia, and India.  However, as this small, family-run business was growing, the logistical challenges of managing the supply chain, inventory, and customer challenges continued to mount.  This is where NEXMachine stepped in to allow KidKnits to continue to scale their global impact.   Members of the NEXMachine team helped to create a custom solution for KidKnits, built upon the ten free licenses that salesforce offers to all non-profits.  This solution allows KidKnits to stay in close communication with their rapidly growing list of customers and partners across a variety of channels.  For example, school teachers represent the largest portion of KidKnits demand, as they implement the program inside of their classrooms.  KidKnits is able to stay in close communication with the teachers to ask any questions that may arise about the curriculum, can provide additional yarn to any students that are interested in...