Acan Florence

Uganda
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Florence was born into a good, financially-stable family where her father worked as a prison warder. During the war in Northern Uganda, she was abducted by the rebels where she stayed in captivity for six months. Her family was dramatically affected by the war when some of her relatives were killed and some never returned home. Being apart of the KK Uganda program has given her the freedom and opportunity to feed her family and take care of their needs.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“My future dream is to save money and buy a plot of land and build in it. I also want to ensure that my children get a good education.”

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
“I love to farm.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love means sharing and caring.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“Thank you so much for this program. May you be blessed.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Sydney H.

July 1, 2018

Thank you for the grey owl 🦉beanie you made! It is going to be a Christmas gift for my nephew, Elijah. I’m sure he’ll love it. Thanks again and best wishes from Idaho, U.S.A.

Anna

January 16, 2018

Thank You For the stylish yet practical toque you made that I purchased at our local retail store. I love it and have gotten many compliments. You did a lovely job and I love that I can connect with you to thank you.

Joleen Sundt

June 24, 2017

Dear Acan,

My name is Sarah and I am 9 years old. My sister gave me a green beanie with a small flower. My sister says the color matches my eyes! Thanks you for making it!

Love, Sarah and Big sister Joleen

Jessica Thompson

March 24, 2017

Thank you, Acan, for my beautiful scarf! It is the nicest scarf I own. <3

Rachel Kegley

January 2, 2017

I received one of your hats from my husband for Christmas. It is keeping me very warm here in Kentucky, USA. Best of luck to you and your family in 2017.

Brit Menton

December 23, 2016

Hi Acan,

I received a red with silver hat you made for Christmas this year. It is so soft and made so well!!

Wishing you all the best!

Andrea Machado

August 8, 2016

I have a lovely burgundy hat from you, I had no idea this hat had someone's name in it that actually made this hat, everything now a days are made in factory's or anything else. It had me happy knowing I had bought a hat that actually benefited someone. Hope you get everything you want in the future. :)

Joshua Sims

December 10, 2015

Hello Florence! Thank you for making my hat! I actually travel from the US to Uganda every year to volunteer at Arlington Academy of Hope in the Bududa District. I hope your children get a great education! Best wishes!

Bill Fecser

December 9, 2015

Just got the 5207.5 hat and love it! Perfect for Colorado. Thanks!

Robert steckman

November 27, 2015

Thank you Ms.Florence for the Beautiful hat you made. I hope you can buy yourself a plot of land very soon and I hope your children get an amazing education

David Edwin-Thomas Clarke

November 26, 2015

I received one of the knit hats you made as a gift, and it is absolutely amazing. Thank you for making the hat. It is beautifully knit and extremely comfortable. Also, your story is very touching, and I pray that all of your dreams come true.

Tara Carlile

November 22, 2015

I just got my "Betty" hat, and it's beautiful! I've gotten so many compliments on it, and it fits perfectly! Thank you! May you and your family be blessed for years to come <3

Emilia Ellegaard

November 7, 2015

Acan, I just got one of your hats for my birthday and I wanted to thank you!! It fits so well, and is so cute... Thanks agin!
From, Emilia Ellegaard

Kelly Vannoy

January 23, 2015

Acan Florence,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat that you crocheted. It was given to me as a gift from a friend for the baby girl that we are currently anxiously awaiting (her due date is tomorrow). I can't wait to see how beautiful she'll look in it, not to mention that it's been very cold here lately and is the perfect hat to keep her warm. Thank you for the wonderful work you do!

-Kelly

Sara Jo Goodman

December 26, 2014

I was shopping and looking for a present for my boyfriend when I stumbled upon a hat. After I bought it, I read the tags and discovered you were the one who made it. Reading your story made the hat so much more meaningful and precious to me. Thank you very much, Im sure he will love it. You're a beautiful woman and I'm proud to see everything youve done. Best wishes on your future.

Audrey Celestino

December 3, 2014

Acan Florence, your story is so inspiring. I love all the work that you put into making these products for everyone. I saw the Waldo hat and knew I had to have it! It was also the last one in the store and I'm just so thankful that God saved the last one there for me, made beautifully by you. You are an amazing woman and I encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. God works in mysterious ways and I know that he has a plan for you. You and your family will forever be in my prayers. Much love, hugs and kisses to you all. Thank you again for this beautiful hat that I will forever cherish. I will also be buying even more of your hand made products and will most definitely tell my friends and family where they can purchase a beautiful masterpiece. Huge hugs and kisses sent your way and I hope you have a magical Christmas! :)

Anna Shelton

November 7, 2014

Hi! My names Anna, I'm 11 in middle school and I act dance and sing plus I do some modeling. The moment I saw the beanie you made I loved it! I used the money my uncle game to me. I live in Kansas which I thought you may want to know since you like to farm. I also hunt! But anyways I love the hat I bought and I will think of you guys whenever I wear it!! Ps. I think your beautiful

Lots of love,
Anna ❤️

Renee Fye

June 18, 2014

Florence,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made. I do not normally wear or look good in hats but I ordered this one because I thought it would be very functional. I get so many compliments and I feel good wearing it. Thank you so much for doing such nice work. I pray you are able to buy your land and build. I love to plant, watch things grow and be outdoors also.
Renee'

Lauren Richardson

April 1, 2014

Acan Florence,

Thank you so much for your work and your dedication. You are inspiring beyond words.

Lauren

Jessica Patterson

March 6, 2014

Dear Florence,
I would like to thank you for the hat I just purchased. I'm looking forward to purchasing more products that you have made, and made beautifully if I might add. Your story is inspiring and teaches others to move on and go forward. I wish you and your family a blessed life. Thank you again.

Jessica

Erika Pilcher

February 8, 2014

Hello!
I just wanted to tell you thank you, I purchased a cream colored hat it is beautiful! We are currently having a snow storm and will be very useful thank you! I hope your having a good day when reading this.
Thank you,
Erika Pilcher
Washington state USA

Tatum

January 11, 2014

Acan Florence, I love the hat you made so much! It is beautifully crafted, and I hope that someday you will get the resources necessary to buy your own land:)

LaShaunda Mosley

January 4, 2014

Thank you, Florence. I wore that hat you made today. I can tell you put love into every stitch. I wish I had your skill. It is truly lovely. Keep up the hard work. May the Lord bless you and your family. Your work iis certainly not in vain. I hope to see more stores selling hats like this in California.

Laura Mercedes

December 25, 2013

Thank you so much for the hat! I love it! It is perfect for the cold Canadian climate, and is also very comfortable to wear. It was very nice to see who made this wonderful hat for me, and I wish the best to you and your family and loved ones.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Canada,
Laura G.

Lisa Cameron

December 24, 2013

Florence, you are a precious jewel and your smile is radiant. I LOVE my new "Waldo" hat. Your work is worthy of high wages. I was so sorry to read that you'd been separated from your family. I have a friend in Kampala who has an orphanage with many children with similar histories and my prayers are with you all. My prayer is that you know your value as a person. God has a plan for you...to prosper you and not to harm you. Keep smiling friend...I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Lisa

Aleida Duenas

December 23, 2013

Thank you so much for the excellent work you do! I love my hat and every time I wear it I will be thinking of you! Thank you again!

Chris Swenson

December 19, 2013

Acan Florence,
I am delighted with my new hat you hand designed. I appreciate your craftsmanship and skill you used in making this hat. My wife was so excited to give it to me. I look forward to seeing your name in my future items. May the Lord bless and keep you. :)

Odessa Boehm

November 28, 2013

Hello! I live in Canada and the weather gets very cold here so i bought this hat without realizing that I could actually contact the person who made it, until one day I accidentally put my hat on backwards and looked at the tag! What a lovely suprise! It is very cozy and is exactly what I need for this weather, thank you so much! It is a very lovely hat and now I know for sure my ears will never get cold again. Hope everything is going well, I hope all your dreams come true!

Maura

November 23, 2013

Florence- I received your hat today and could not be more proud to wear it! It is beautiful! I will think of you and your strength and courage every time I put it on! Many thanks!

Kaitlyn Bruns

November 11, 2013

Hello!

Thank you so much for the wonderful knitted hat. I bought it in Ohio and immediately fell in love with the hat. I hope all is going well for you. May God bless you, your family, and your community. I'll be praying for you!

Sincerely,

A Sister in Christ

Jessica Ahola

November 10, 2013

Thank you Acan Florence for making the soft little baby hat that will keep my son's head warm this winter. He is six weeks old and it is very cute on him.

Alison Kelsall

October 14, 2013

Thank you Ms. Acan Florence I love my hat keeping me warm in the winter. Everybody loves my hat and I tell them about the program and about you. I will definitely be wearing more of yours and the other women's knitting and crocheting. You're very talented. Stay safe and happy!!

Casey Mitchell

October 6, 2013

It is a privilege to be introduced to the woman that made my beautiful toque. I truly hope that you are able to achieve your goals and dreams!

Charissa Williamson

August 27, 2013

THANK YOU Acan Florence for my beautifully made crochet hat! The flower is my favorite part of the hat! This hat means so much knowing that in me buying it I'm helping you as well! I made sure to tell the background of my hat everywhere I go so people can also look to support KKi and women just like yourself! Thank you again!
In Christ's Love,
Charissa Williamson

Savanna Sullivan

July 2, 2013

Thank you Acan Florance for making the krochet that are on my bixie van shoes! I love them, and love the color and softness of them:) I am 16 yrs. old and can't wait to wear them to school and show my friends. I read your story and hope you have bought the land you wanted for you and your family. A big warm hug sent your way from the USA and my state Alabama, God bless you and your family.
Love, Savanna Sullivan

Nicole Whalen-Partin

May 2, 2013

Thank you so very much for beautifully creating my hat! I love it dearly and am always so proud to share that you made it when people ask about it. I'm so thankful for it. It means a lot more to me than a hat from any old store... Your work is wonderful. God Bless you and your family.

Elise Brown

March 14, 2013

Thank you Florence for my beautiful hat! It is without a doubt my favorite hat and I love it dearly.

Anonymous

March 13, 2013

thank you so much my hat is so incredibly made! it is my new favorite and I'm so in love with it!

Michelle Eaton

January 21, 2013

Florence,

I was on a quest for the perfect hat ... and I found it! Initially unaware of the significance of my small purchase, I now want to extend my gratitude for this most delicate and beautiful piece you have created. Best wishes to you in achieving you dreams, and to your family! Thank you thank you thank you!

XoXo

Michelle Eaton

Caitlyn Lightle

January 21, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I received as a gift,and I love so much. You have such a talent, and you inspire me in so many ways. Thank you :)

Natalie Law

January 3, 2013

Acan Florence-

Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf/the Toob. It is absolutely beautiful. I received the scarf you knitted as a gift. When I wear it I feel proud to tell everyone that Acan Florence hand crafted this scarf and I share with them your incredible story. Hopefully more people will discover this wonderful program and help you and the other women come closer to your dreams. I pray that one day you will buy a plot of land and that your children get an education. Your strength is inspiring.

Thank you so much Acan Florence,

Natalie Law

Carol Colene Pulice

January 2, 2013

Thank you so much Florence for my beautiful hat. I love it and receive compliments every time I wear it. I received it as a gift from my son whose best friend works for Krochet Kids intl. in Southern California. His name is Lucas Clardy and he is leaving tomorrow to fly to Uganda to work with all the people who make the garments. He is a great guy, please take care of him while he is with you. We will miss him. I am so blessed to wear your hat and will be praying for you and your family. God Bless YOU and the work that you do for others. Much Love, Carol Pulice

Kara M

January 2, 2013

Ms. Florence, Thank you so much for making my cap. I received it as a Christmas gift and have been wearing it almost everyday, and receiving many compliments about it. I loved it so much, that I just ordered two more in additional colors. Thank you again for your craftsmanship.

Shaina Ford

December 30, 2012

Dear Acan Florence, first off I would like to say thank you so much for the beautiful hat that you made. Since you told me your story, I would like to tell you mine. I am a nineteen year old girl and have the most wonderful family: my mother and father, who are amazing, three sisters, and a gorgeous niece. At the age of twelve I was diagnosed with a disease called RND (Reflex Neurovascular Distrophy) It is a disease that has ten diseases underneath it, I have three of the ten, and 95% of the children who get it only get it in one limb or one joint of the body, well, I am part of the 5% who has it total body. The three of the ten diseases that I have are: Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Graves Disease. I am constantly in pain. I like to say that I am a eighty year old in a nineteen year old's body. I danced for 14 years and played soccer, and I had to stop doing that. I was also not able to finish school, so in the mean time I started doing little hobbies, including knitting. Anyway, the point in me telling you my story is that I know how much time, effort, and most of all love go into the things we make. Thank you so, so, much, it's amazing and so are you. Thanks again, Shaina Ford

Sarah Muzzillo

December 24, 2012

Ms. Florence, I received your beautifully-made hat last night as a birthday gift. I want you to know how much I appreciate the effort and detail you wove into this soft, cozy, gorgeous garment. Thank you so much! I wish you well and luck in everything you do and all your plans for the future. (:

Liz English

December 15, 2012

Acan Florence, I just received your BEAUTIFUL hat in the mail, and it's so beautifully made, I thank you so much for making it, and want you to know that your efforts are so appreciated.
I hope you are able to buy that plot of land, and wish you luck in your future. You've worked so hard, and I want to thank you. GOOD LUCK!

Joel Hale

December 1, 2012

Thank you for the hat! It is wonderful and I will cherish it.

Malcolm Richards

November 25, 2012

When I learned the significance of the hat I had to buy it and look you up, Thanks and my heart goes out to you and your family!

Jai Garner

November 19, 2012

I love my beautiful hat. I know it was made from a special spirit. Thank you so much, ACAN FLORENICE for blessing me, continuing making amazing products, I wish you all the Best!!

ashley payne

October 18, 2012

Acan, Thank you for making this beautiful hat!! I'm so looking forward to the weather getting cold so I can wear it every day.

Alexandra Zimmer

October 4, 2012

Dear Miss. Florence,
I would love to thank you for my beautiful beanie you have made me. You have such beautiful talent and you should be thanked everyday for your hard work! I hope you and your family are doing well! I would love to send you a donation.. But Im not sure who to send it to. If you would like to talk more about it please feel free to email me.
With ALL love,
Alexandra Zimmer

Matthew Herndon

September 3, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. Your story is inspiring. God bless.

Kylie Fischbach

July 13, 2012

Dear Ms. Florence,
I just received my shoes (the Bixie) and I LOVE them!!!!! Thank You SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! God has for sure given you the talent most people wish they had but don't (Me). I hope you feel the air hug I'm currently giving you!! I will no doubt be smiling for weeks! Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH! God bless you and your family.
Proverbs 31:24-26.
Much Love, Kylie

Kellie Koob

December 31, 2011

Ms. Florence I am but a child myself and when i wear your hat (the Betty) I am filled with great joy. It is so beautiful and soft. I am very blessed to have the education that i have and to know that i can help your children with their education is an amamzing feeling. Thank you so much for putting your time, effort, and devotion into this hat and I wish the best for your family.

Rebecca Hampton

December 26, 2011

Acan Florence, thank you so much for making my beautiful hat! I received it as a christmas gift and I love it. Your story greatly inspires me and I wish you the best of luck with everything. God bless you and your family.

Dan H

December 26, 2011

Thank you So much Acan Florence, this hat means a lot to me and now I wear it everywhere I go. And I hope when people ask me about my hat I can tell them that you made this wonderful hat for thank you so so much.
I am going to learn how to Krochet, you inspired me to,(I will probably not have hat good as yours but I'll Try hard.) When i go back to get another hat, i will look for your name and i will see if i can buy another one of your hats. From Dan H

Morgan Cochran

December 19, 2011

Thank you so much:) I love my new hat! Hope you and your family are doing well:)

Melanie Gajewski

December 6, 2011

Acan Florence you do not understand the sentimental meaning of this hat. To know that you personally have created this hat from what started as just a piece of spring is so amazing. I hope that purchasing this hat will help you fullfill your dreams of building on your own land or giving your children a good education. You are an inspiration to us and you deserve these opportunities that Krochet Kids has provided you with.

Rachel Barber

December 5, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! I absolutely love it! God bless you and your family!

MIGUEL VIDARTI

December 2, 2011

Ms. Florence, i just want to thank you for what you are doing this hat means a lot to me, not just because it is pretty but also because it was made by the hands of hard working, strong woman. that is what makes this hat so special. keep up the good work and that strong spirit. god bless you and your family

Lynne Claybaugh

November 9, 2011

I have your lovely floppy beret...it is now my favorite piece of head wear! You did such a professional job, I hope to find more of your work at Nordstrom...I feel so fortunate to have spotted this. You are in my thoughts, God bless you and all your family and friends.

Lauren Walker

October 6, 2011

Ms. Florence, My hat is the prettiest thing I have ever seen! I was so happy when I got it! I wore it to my school and everyone asked who made it. I told them that you made it and we all want to say that we love you so much! We all hope your family is okay and I will be back for more products made by you! Thank You so much!

Naomi Chapman

September 23, 2011

Ms. Florence, thank you SO much for making my hat so beautifully! I was thrilled when I saw it in the mail and could not wait to get back to my apartment to open it. I saw your name in the inside and was so overjoyed! I will definitely be coming back for more products made by you and the other ladies. I pray that you and your family are doing well!
Thanks again :)