Aciro Susan

Uganda |Crocheter
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With determination, Susan learned to live positively under very difficult circumstances.  She eventually arrived with her husband in Gulu where they hoped to start over, but struggled to find work. In order to make a living for her and her family, she attempted to sell used clothing before finding her home at KNOWN SUPPLY.  Susan is thankful for finding KNOWN SUPPLY and looks forward to her future.

“I plan to save money so that I can buy a plot of land and build a house. I also plan to pay for my children to go to school with the money I am earning.”

“The most beautiful things about Northern Uganda are the very friendly and hospitable people that make life so easy unlike back in Sudan where the opposite is true.”

“I love crocheting because it keeps me busy and away from worries.”

“Love means feeling for others the same way you feel for your own self.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Camille Smith-Ballon

February 17, 2020

I 💕 my scarf!! It was my Christmas present to myself🙏😇

Marie Gernes

December 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your work on my beautiful scarf! I live in the US, in Iowa, where we've already had several really cold spells this winter. The scarf is beautiful and keeping me warm, and I've received so many compliments on your beautiful creation. Thank you, and all my best to you and your family.

Skye Conway

November 2, 2019

Thank you Aciro Susan for making my beanie. I get a lot of compliments on how nice its looks.

Deborah LaGreca

January 3, 2018

Thank you for your beautiful workmanship! Love my hat, it is so soft and it goes with anything. It is perfect to keep me warm in the Northeastern US during this cold winter! God bless you and your family, prayers for your continued success!

Marie Hampton

December 28, 2016

Thank you so much for my infinity scarf. I love the colors as it will go with anything I wear. I am so inspired by your story and will keep you and your little family in my daily prayers! God loves you and wants you to succeed, so ask for his help every day. And keep that beautiful smile!!!
Marie Hampton - USA

Morgan Smith

December 30, 2015

Thank you so much for the wonderful hat that you made! I love it so much in the cold weather here. I wish the best for you and your family.


Ken brooks

December 24, 2015

Hello, I received your hat on Christmas Eve. It is just lovely. Thank you so much and Jesus bless you!

Rebecca Hamilton

November 10, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful hat! I love it and wear it all the time. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

Brittany Masuda

August 12, 2015

Aciro! Hello. I really like the hat that you made. Thank you so, so much! God loves you more than you know.

Courtney Walker

March 5, 2015

Aciro Susan,

I want to thank you so much for the amazing hat that I bought. I just got it and wore it for the first time today. I got so many compliments on it! I absolutely love telling everyone here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania all about Krochet Kids intl. as well as the amazing things that you and all the other workers do. You are truly an inspiration to me.

Thank you,

Devin Vitt

March 3, 2015

Aciro Susan,

Thank you very much for the hard work and care that you put into making this lovely hat (a blue waldo). I live in a very cold part of America and your skill is very much appreciated. Keep up the good work and I wish all the best to you and your family.


lynn adler

December 30, 2014

Dear Susan,
I live in Berkeley, California USA and was shopping this holiday season and found the wonderful scarf that you made. Its a burnt orange color, actually the same color as my car! I understand from your story that your life has big challenges, but you have not given up and your spirit will take you far. I know from experience with HIV in my family that it is very difficult, but with your spirit and energy, i am sure you will succeed in making your dreams come true. A home of your own and an education for your kids are excellent goals and I wish you great success!
Thank you so much for your beautiful work,
Best wishes,

JoLynn Gregoryk

November 18, 2014

Susan, I absolutely LOVE the hat that you made. I can only wish to crochet as well as you. Your work is beautiful and so is your story. I admire your positive spirit and I will use that for motivation in my own life. Thank you for doing what you do!


April 23, 2014

Hello Aciro Susan, thank you so much for making this wonderful hat, It is made so well, I wear it out on the farm often, I bought it a few years ago now and it's still my favourite! Your story is very sad yet amazing that you can carry on and live a wonderful fulfilling life! Please don't stop making amazing hats, all my love, Nat

Andrea Maljevac

December 30, 2013

Hi Aciro Susan,
I want to thank you so very much for the beautiful crocheted hat you made for my daughter. The pretty colours of coral and pink bighten up her day. Especially now we know you make it with loving care. We will think of you and your beautiful smile every time she wears it.
We wish you and your family every blessing. Thank you again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Andrea and Lara :)

Frances Bauer

December 26, 2013

Thank you, Susan Aciro, I love my hodge podge hat. I have visited Uganda, and spent a lot of time in West Nile. I only went through Gulu on the bus. I admire your courage and your hope! Best wishes to you for your family and your future -

Erika Goetz

December 25, 2013

Dear Aciro Susan,

Thank you so much for your beautiful hat. I received one for Christmas and was thrilled, your stitching is amazing. I hope you continue your inspiring path to send your children to school.

Stacie Hazlett

May 11, 2013

Aciro Susan, I want to thank you so much for the beautiful bow you made me! I love wearing it, and I've been looking for one just about everywhere! I get so many compliments on your work, and how cute the bow is. Every time I wear it, I'll think of you and your family. But most of all, I'll think of the strength that you have in your heart, and how you can just focus on your family and their needs. You're truly an inspiring person, and even though we probably won't meet each other, I hope you know that you inspire me every time I wear this bow, and I really thank you for that. You're an amazing woman Aciro Susan!

Lydia Adams

March 24, 2013

Hello, Aciro Susan! I just received my headband and I love it. I love the color and the button is super cute on the side. Your story is very empowering and it is awesome to see that you have stayed strong through all of that hardship. I hope that you achieve all of your dreams for you and your children.
Lydia Adams

Elizabeth Irby

January 17, 2013

Thank you for my beautiful hat, Susan. You did a wonderful job and I wear it all the time! Thank you so, so much!

Aly VanMom

January 8, 2013

Hi Susan, Thank you very much for the beautiful hat! your crocheting skills are amazing!! And I wear my hat with LOVE. :)

Morgan Collazo

January 2, 2013

Thank you so much for my lovely hat. My boyfriend's grandmother gave it to me for Christmas and when she told me that I could look up the person who made it I was thrilled. It is rare that you can meet the person (even virtually) who created something that we then purchase from a store. I am so glad to learn about you and your life and your connection with Krochet Kids. I hope you keep crocheting and finding your solace through such positive activities. God bless!


December 31, 2012

Dear Susan, I received one of your hats as a Christmas gift from an aunt. I absolutely love it! It is green and fuzzy, and I've never seen anyone wearing a hat that looks this special. Thank you so much. I hope you keep crocheting for other people to enjoy your work.

Jessica Rice

December 4, 2012

Thank you Aciro, I received a Coral Margot hat that you so kindly made for me. I LOVE wearing my hat and letting everyone know what an amazing women made it!


Kayla Hancock

November 4, 2012

Thank you so much for my lovely hat! I wear it all the time and get so many compliments on it. I wish you the best for your family and future. You seem like a very hard working person and I think it is awesome that you have so much hope. Good luck and God Bless!

<3 Kayla

Kaïlane Cook

October 7, 2012

I really love what you do , i won't get cold for winter ! The hat i bought is really beautiful , so I want to thank you
I hope you have a good day ,
Sincerly ,

Eric Miller

September 30, 2012

Thank you so much Aciro, I absolutely love the hat you had made. I wear it proudly for what it represents. God bless you.


Sarah Bradley

August 6, 2012

Aciro Susan,
Thank you so much for making this hat. I bought it in California with my Aunt and she loves hers too! It holds so much meaning to me and I am very proud to say its mine and where it came from. You have inspired me to learn how to crotchet! I wish you luck and keep doing what you are doing!


Betsy Gibbons

March 23, 2012

Thank you so much for making a beautiful hat. I will think of you when I wear it.

Jamie Buntain

February 22, 2012

Thank you so much for making this hat! I hope your hands are blessed with so many more gifts!

Debbie Prior

December 31, 2011

Aciro Susan....thank you for knitting such a beautiful hat. Mine is gold and I proudly wear it often. I didn't realize when I purchased the hat what special meaning it holds. I pray for happiness and prosperity for you and your family and I will think of you every time I wear it!

laura winkler

December 31, 2011

My hat is made beautifully! Thank you for your hard work to keep my head warm in the winter months! God is using your talents to bless others and I pray that you are blessed in return!!!

Ali Moxley

December 27, 2011

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for the amazing hat! My brother got it for me for Christmas this year and I absolutely love it. It is truly amazing how hard you are working to change your life for the better and I am so proud. I wish you the best of luck in the future and hope that you can provide your kids and family with everything that they deserve. Hope that you had a great holiday season and have a good start to the knew year. God bless you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Becky Porter

December 27, 2011

Dear Aciro Susan,

I thank you for the beautiful golden hat that you crocheted. My son and daughter-in-law gave it to me as a Christmas gift. It is especially dear to me because I have traveled to Uganda 4 times. I have been to many areas in Uganda, such as Kampala, Bushenyi and Ishaka where I have worked with Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya. I think we have passed through Gulu and perhaps I can travel there one day and meet you! I want to especially encourage you to stay strong. You have my greatest admiration for the way that you work so hard to provide for your family and for your vision for a house for the Krochet Kids. I will pray for your health and the strength to continue. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Becky Porter

Drew Cochran

December 25, 2011

Aciro Susan Thank You So Much!!! I received one of your hats as a present from my sister. Its gold so that I can wear it to school football games. The school's colors are black and gold! Everytime I look at and wear my hat I will think of you and your family! I will pray for you and that God will send countless blessings your way. He loves you so much! I'm so happy for you and the joy you've found with your new talent and business. This hat will forever be special to me because you made it with your hands!
God Bless,

Karen Kalicki

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much! The hat is adorable and holds a special meaning.