Adong Ester

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Adong Ester was born into a rather large family but tragically lost many of them as a child due to illnesses. With the money that she has earned at KK Uganda, Ester has been able to send her children to school, an opportunity that she did not have herself.  She is now also able to provide her family with housing, food and medical care.

“I dream of acquiring a plot of land to build for my four children and also to educate my children using the money I make from crocheting.”

“Love is seen from Jesus whose love was unconditional. When you love someone, there is absolutely nothing you cannot do for that person.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is that the people are welcoming, forgiving, and generous.”

“To KK intl. and all its promoters, I send my gratitude and pray that they should continue to help the vulnerable women outside the program because wounds are getting healed in the community.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Barbara A Majewki

December 29, 2018

Dear Adong, received a knit hat you made for Christmas. Thank you very much, I love it, will wear it proudly. Glad that making these items has given you the opportunity for you improve the quality of life for you and your family.

Leah Maasen

November 25, 2017

Hello Adong,

Thank you so much for the Davis jr. Hat you made! It is a gift for my nephew's first birthday. You did an incredible job, and I am excited to give him the gift. I pray that God continues to provide for you and your family.


November 18, 2017

Thank you so much for my beautiful beanie. It means so much that it is made by someone so dedicated to an initiative that is good. I’m glad it has helped you support your family and I hope You continue to reach your goals. All Gods love, Jordan.

Liz Mariotti

August 23, 2017

Dear Adong,

I just received your Natalya hat and I could not be happier with my purchase! I can't stand the cold weather, but I am now looking forward to it simply to wear your beautiful hat! You are truly talented and I can't thank you enough for sharing your talent. Thank you so very much. Sending love and prayers from New Jersey

Sehare Hemani

April 4, 2017

Hi Adong,
Thank you so very much for the lovely headgear! I hope that you find happiness and success in all your work. Your children are lucky to have you!

Evan Carpenter

February 11, 2017

Hi Adong,

I received your hat as a gift, and it's very warm. I got an orange and black beanie and it's definitely my new favorite hat. I admire your story of success, and hope you'll soon be able to purchase your own plot of land. I'm actually coming to Uganda soon, and I hope to be able to visit the Krochet Kids facility while experiencing the country.

Thanks again for the hat, and many blessings to you and your family.

Meagan Chin

February 2, 2017

Hi Adong!

I just bought my first beanie ever and it's so awesome to know it was made by you! I love how soft it feels and I can't wait to wear it. Thank you for your beautiful work.

Niki Jackson

January 12, 2017

Hi Adong,

I purchased a beautiful knitted hat that you made. It is burgundy in color and it was expertly made by you. Thank you so much for your beautiful work. The hat is keeping my head and ears very warm in cold, snowy Indiana.

Sending you love and gratitude,


Mary Sanders

December 30, 2016

Dear Adong Esther,
I received as a gift, a hat that you made. It is beautiful and perfect to wear on a cold winter day like we had today.
Your story is one of hope and perseverance. I pray that your dreams of acquiring land and educating your children are realized.
God bless you,
Mary Sanders
December 30, 2016

Denise Ramirez

December 5, 2016

Dear Adong,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. Thank you for your encouragement as well! I pray that you can continue to share Jesus' love with others and continue inspiring so many people! Blessings! :)

Julie Schadeck

November 10, 2016

Dear Ester,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made. I love it so much.
It is a wonderful thing you do and I hope that you are proud of yourself for how far you've come. Your perseverance is an inspiration to me and I will be sending you all my blessings whenever I am wearing your hat.
Love and gratitude!

Scott Coombs

August 17, 2016

Thank you for this beautiful hat. It will be perfect for the winter months. You are an inspiration to us all, thank you for your hard work. God Bless.

Scott Coombs

R. Inos

August 17, 2016

Hi Adong! I think it's an absolutely beautiful thing that despite your hardships, you're able to provide for your family with your wonderful creations. I will be enjoying the purple crochet cap that you knitted, and I will think of you each time I wear it. Thank you!

Tiffany Andrews

August 16, 2016

Hi Adong!
I absolutely love the purple beanie that you made! You are very talented, and you are so loved by our Heavenly Father! I will pray for you today. For your safety, health and happiness!

Lewis Scott DeWitt

April 22, 2016

Thanks so very much, it's my favorite hat! Strong and soft for my long curly hair, it's helped me a lot. THANK YOU ADONG ESTER!


February 18, 2016

Thank you for making this lovely hat. This winter has been very cold where I live, and your hat has kept me nice and warm. I have received many complements on this wonderful hat that I wanted to pass along to its maker.


December 3, 2015

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat Adong. It is now my absolute favorite hat and will keep me warm for the winter. I appreciate knowing who made it, and you did a wonderful job of creating the most wonderful hat. I am looking forward to purchasing more from your organization and will be sure to share the the lovely products with everyone I know!

Shannon Bienkowski

February 23, 2015

I hope this finds you well and thank you so very much for the beautiful hat! It is supposed to be -10 degrees where I live in the morning so I will definitely be wearing it and will enjoy it keeping me warm! I had been looking for a warm winter hat and could not have asked for a better made hat with such bright colors. I have passed along the message that Krochet Kids is the place to buy hats and scarves!

stephanie christine carlson

February 17, 2015

Thank you so much for my wonderful hat! I love it so so so much! You have blessed my life so much just with this little thing. I am going to Warsaw Poland for 18 months to do service work for the Polish people and I am bringing my beautiful hat with me! I will tell people about your wonderful story and how amazing you are!! I hope i can take this empowerment with me and share it in Poland the way you have shared it with me and so many others! Thank you so much!!!

Paul Vitola

February 13, 2015

I noticed you signed your name Adong Esther in my hat but here your name is listed with no "h". Anyway, Esther was my grandmother's name and she used to crochet slippers and Christmas ornaments for all of us. I hope that you will soon be able to get your land and enjoy it with your children. I like to make gifts by hand for my family and friends so I totally appreciate the fact that my hat was hand made BY YOU. My youngest daughter loves this hat and steals it from me so I will simply have to buy another one for myself. Maybe I will be lucky to get another one that you made.

Greetings from Philadelphia PA

stephanie mazzeo

February 2, 2015

Thank you so very, very much for my hat. I absolutely love it. It is my favorite hat that I own primarily because it was made by YOU! Thank you again! Take care... XOXOXO

Hannah Glidewell

January 2, 2015

Thank you so much for my hat Adong! It is beautiful and so soft! I will definitely be wearing it a lot this winter in Missouri. You and your family will be in my prayers. I hope you have a blessed year. Your work is amazing!

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love

Megan Ladendorf

November 15, 2014

Thank you so much for the knit beanie you made. It keeps my head warm in the cold weather and I appreciate your skills in making it. I'm so happy to know you're part of this wonderful organization, and that your dreams are for your children and their well-being. Your words about love brought me joy, as well as just seeing your face and your beautiful smile.
Blessings to you and your family!

Sandra Shepherd

September 10, 2014

Thank you so much Ester for the warm and beautiful autumn orange colour hat you made for me. I will think of you as I wear it during the cold Canadian winter this year. I wish you and your children health, peace and happiness.

Morgan Durbin

July 31, 2014

You have so many thank you's here so my bracelet must not be the only gorgeous thing you have made (: My roommate for my first year of college actually knew how close Africa (in general) was to my heart, and she bought this for me when she saw it. I have been to Tanzania before actually and worked with women in a similar situation as yourself who sewed bags and made sandals and bracelets for a living. I wish there was something more I could do to help you in your situation, but with your handiwork and the genius of krochet kids I'm sure you will reach all the goals you have in mind! Keep smiling (:

Robyn Heck

July 11, 2014

Dear Adong Ester,
I bought a really pretty bracelet that you made at Lifest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the United States on July 10, 2014. It is light blue, purple and pink. I wear it on my ankle because I have small wrists. It is hot here now because it is summer so everyone can see it. I picked up this bracelet numerous times and walked away. I came back to the booth and looked at them all again. I kept picking yours so I believe it was meant to be that I got it! Thank you for making it. I pray that you will be able to raise enough money to care for your children and keep sending them to school. God Bless you!

Ekram Soliman

April 11, 2014

Dear Ester,
I deeply thank you, for my awesome floral head band,
it is made with great skills and quality, that i am proud to wear it everywhere, at work and even at the beach.
there is something about it, makes me feel loved..and when i saw your picture and read your story, i knew why!
Thanks for your sweet warm deep spirit, and thank you for your smile.
Keep shinning <3

Lindsey Castle

January 26, 2014

Thank you for your great work and Best Wishes to you and your Family Ester!

Phyllis Jollie

December 19, 2013

The lady who made my hat not sure of the full name. Hmanonylo. Monica. Thanks you for my beautiful hat. Is is so soft and does not itch like most hats. God Bless you all.

Jennifer Abalo

November 27, 2013

Hello Esther,
You have an amazing and encouraging story. Well done for the good work and keep up the spirit and keep working hard as usual.
Best Regards,


September 13, 2013

Thank you! My beanie is perfect and I've gotten compliments on it! It goes so well with several of my outfits and keeps me warm in this fall weather.

Margaret Ann

August 22, 2013

Thank you so much, Ester! My new hat is so soft and beautiful! I hope you and your children are well. You and your beautiful family are continually in my thoughts and prayers :)

Madeline Dilisi

June 19, 2013

Dear Ester, thank you so incredibly much for making my beautiful hat. It is now my favorite thing I own, and I could not be happier that I bought it. Thank you for sharing your talent, your story, your love, and most of all your hope. I pray for you and your family and know that God is watching over you all. Thank you again (:

Erica Velasco

May 6, 2013

Thank you so much for the amazing hat. You should be so proud of yourself! It's so beautiful and I am constantly getting compliments on it! I hope you're doing well in Northern Uganda and I send all my best to you and your family. Thank you again for your beautiful handiwork!!

manuel rodriguez

February 6, 2013

Thank you so much for this beanie, every time i wear it i think of you now! God Bless

Heather Beem

January 21, 2013

Thank you for the beautiful hat! I will wear it pride knowing that it was crafted by your hands!

God bless you and your family.

Genesis Noelia

December 25, 2012

i would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing me with this beautiful beanie for christmas. it has been a blessing to read a little bit of your story through krochet kids and i am so happy to hear that this organization is doing so much for you and your family, i wish you good health and a blessed life for the years to come!

For i know the plans i have for you says the lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster. to give you a future and hope -jeremiah 29:11 ( i hope this verse blesses you as much as it has blessed me) Love, Genesis

Colby Stephens

August 15, 2012

I just received my beanie in the mail today and I love it. Part of the love comes from how great it looks but most of it comes from the fact that I know the simple making of this hat made a tremendous difference. I just wanna say thank you Estar. You did a great job. So all the way from Arlington, Tennessee, much love Estar!

Christian Jamison

May 20, 2012

Thank you so much Estar! you did a great job on my hat and i hope all your dreams come true :) it is my dream to one day join the peace corps and help people in the same way KK has. Much Love!

Jacki Rohrer

March 2, 2012

Dear Estar,

Thank you so much for my hat. I absolutely love it and I can definitely feel the love you put in to it just for me. I know what you did for me is small, but I really appreciate it, you did a beautiful job. Once again, thank you and I hope you keep on doing a fantastic job. I look forward to all my future purchases.

Brandt Clawson

January 9, 2012

Thank you Estar for giving your time and passion into making my 5207.5. I love it.

B. Olsen

December 28, 2011

Thank you SO much for making my wonderful hat! In Washington, hats are one of the things that everyone has to have, and I'm so glad I got one from you! I just love it, and I wear it everywhere! Thanks! <3

Justin Holt

December 28, 2011

Hi Estar!

Thank u so much for my new hat! I just got it this Christmas and I cannot wait to wear it. I hope things are improving for you and I hope your children are learning a lot. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

All the best,


Kaitlyn Meinershagen

December 28, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! I wear it all the time! I can't wait to share KKI with my church! I'm praying for you and I hope you have a God-filled holiday season.

Lilia Rose

December 27, 2011

Dear Estar,
I wanted to thank you for all you do, it's amazing. You're amazing at krocheting! I love the hat that i bought, it's beautiful and so special. Even though I never met you I know you are amazing and special. I hope all your dreams and goals become possible for you, and I know you'll go far. All you do helps bring hope and warmth to those who get the joy of wearing your beautiful creations. Thank you for all you do!!

Catherine McDowell

December 25, 2011

Thank You so much Estar! This hat I received from you is absolutely beautiful! Keep chasing after you dreams! May God bless you and your family. I only was able to know so much about you and I was immediately inspired. You are a beautiful person and you are in my thoughts and prayers that you and your family will experience above and beyong your dreams and goals in life. I will never forget the amazing women who is behind the hat that will keep me warm during these winter months.


Joelle Blue

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for my beenie, i love it. its beautiful (: im so happy to hear your story, and i wish you and your children the best!!

Ann Hamilton

December 25, 2011

Hello and Merry Christmas from California. My sister (who has a heart of gold) was so impassioned by the krochetkids program she bought each of us a hat. The one she selected for me was made by you. It is a soft, moss-colored beanie, and I am honored to wear it. Your work is beautiful, as is your life. Keep sharing your love and beautiful spirit. Thank you for touching my life.

M. Garza

December 6, 2011

Thank you very much for sharing your talent. I love my cap. May the Lord bring you and your family many blessings.

J. Martin

December 3, 2011

Hello Estar from vancouver island, Canada.

May the great earth mother continue to bless you and your family as you journey.

thank you for your creative hands, which is now displayed on my head. yea!

Erica Hebert

November 30, 2011

Dear Estar,

Thank you so much for the Betty beanie. I live and go to school in San Francisco wear it is very cold all the time and it keeps me warm. I hope that your children get to receive a full education as I have and let them know to keep studying!


Tina Mae Derifield

November 18, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat!!! I absolutely adore it. May God bless you and I can't wait to get more products made by you wonderful ladies!!! :) Love you!!

Meg K. Jessee

November 17, 2011

Adong Ester,

I can not thank you enough for my beautiful hat. I found out about KKi on the internet and was so touched by the project that I had to have one of your awesome hats for my birthday! Today is my 25th birthday and I am wearing my hat proudly. I wish you and your family many happy years and blessings. Continue to inspire and create.

Peace, love and blessings...

Annie Symms

November 16, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful hat. You are a talented and strong lady. I am proud to wear your hat. My prayers are with you and your children. God is smiling down on you every day.

Lauren Becker

November 12, 2011

Estar, I am buying your hat right now and I absolutely love it! You're an inspiration :)

Paul Jarosz

November 5, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I have never owned a hat that I love more. I know that all my friends are going to be jealous of it. You're a beautiful person, and I wish you and your family the best of luck in reaching your goals.

kiira stone

October 23, 2011

I absolutely love my hat. Thank you so much! You are amazing.

Julie Jolly

October 21, 2011

Thank you so much for my kki crocheted hat! It is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to start wearing it. It is just beginning to get cold and I needed a hat. I went to the store called altered state and I spotted it immediately. The color is beautiful and stunning and exceptionally made. Job well done! You have made a beautiful piece of art work. It is slate blue with a flower on it. Every time I wear it I will think of you and your family and know that we are both helping each other out. You keeping me warm, and me helping keep your kids in school. I will be praying for y'all and I hope to one day meet you in heaven. You are a sweet sweet lady I am sure of it. God bless you and your family and keep you safe and protected. Love you very much and once again, I thank you.

Sonia Richmond

October 20, 2011

Wow your story is so touching! I love my Thomas hat in sea blue hat.. I can tell it was made with Love!! Prayers and Many Blessings to you and your Family in Northern Uganda! Thank you

Robyn Shanahan

October 14, 2011

Adong Estar!
Today i bought my first KKI hat! thank you so much for what you do! I know that God will bless you and your family! you are wonderful and so strong. i love your story and will pray for you everday i wear my hat!

Ashley Stenger

October 8, 2011

Adong Estar, Thank you so much for my hat! I haven't got to wear it yet but I will be wearing it soon =) I am so happy that you are able to send your kids to school and I hope that your dreams for you and your family come true soon! I will think about you every time I wear my hat and I am also trying to get others to buy hats and other products for KKI. I hope to spread the word every time I wear it and share your story!

Jacob Sanford

October 6, 2011

Thank you so much Estar. I love my hat. I will think about you every time I wear it. I will also brag to my friends and family about your wonderful krocheting. This has become my favorite hat out of my closet.

Sarah Estep

October 5, 2011

Ester, I received my hat late in the night because I had quite a busy day.!!! I truly appreciate your hard work and I am very inspired by what you are doing with your life. My hat is beautiful and I couldn't be more happier with what I have chosen, and I am happy that you mad made it for me. You and yours will be in my prayers. Thank you and I'll think of you every day.!! <3

ps. The drop down list didn't have my hat under it. :)
It would be cool if we could be pen-pals.!!!

Taylor Drake

October 3, 2011

Dear Adong Ester,
Thank you so much for the hat, it's beautiful! I got it in the mail today and it made my whole day so much better. Your story is amazing and I'm so inspired by you. I'm so thankful that I got the chance to help out, and that I have the opportunity to thank you personally. I hope your children can have the opportunity to go to school, and that your dreams will come true.
Thanks again!

Haley Gilmore

October 1, 2011

Dear Adong Ester,
As i sit hear wearing my hat it makes me think of how lucky i am to have a home, education, loving family, healthcare, food, and water. I'm 17 years old and trying to give back anyway i can. I think this program is so cool because it gives you and your community a chance to help and grow toward becoming a greater community. I am honored to be apart of this program and i thank you not just for the beautiful hat you have made for me, but also for getting up everyday and working to help your family and community grow and prosper. May you continue to grow and prosper everyday of your life. :)
With all my love and gratitude,

Blake Thomas

September 30, 2011

Dear Adong,
Thank you so much for making my hat. I love itt!! I chose this one special because it was the best(: Your such an inspiration.

Faith Peace

September 23, 2011

thank you so much for my hat! I love it! you're so good at doing what you do! your story Is so inspiring and Im so glad I found this website! I wish you the best and I hope you and your children live a great life!

Zoe Murphy

September 23, 2011

Dear Adong Estar, Thank you so much for my hat! I absolutely love it! You are so strong for going through what you have, and you have so much determination to make a better life for your children! Keep doing what you do best. Much love.

Melba James

September 21, 2011

Ester, I received my hat and I love it!!! Thank you so much! It's beautiful. It almost makes me look forward to the harsh winters in New York!!! God Bless you and your children. I am so blessed to be a part of their education. You are truly an inspiration and testament to overcoming hardships and achieving success with hard work. I pray that your beautiful crochet work reaches all over America and that you and family continue to grow strong. May the Lord keep you safe and continues to bless you.


September 20, 2011

Estar you are amazing!! Your story is moving and it is a blessing that you crocheted my hat. Thank you so much. May God bless you and your children's children for all your hard work and determination. You are an inspiration to me and countless others. Every time I wear my hat now I will think and pray for you.
This is my first KKi hat and I plan on buying more. I hope I get the pleasure of receiving one of your hats again.

Thanks again Estar
(Texas, USA)

Paty Elizondo

August 23, 2011

Ester thank you soo much for my beautiful beanie! I love it! I will be wearing it all the time in the winter and spring!
I will be praying for you and your family and encourage my friends and family to buy more hats from this organization. You are a living proof of my favorite quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world". I admire your determination and faith. God bless!

Summer House

August 19, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I just got mine in the mail today and smiled so big because I knew this was so much more than just a hat. You are an amazing woman and I will be praying for you and your family! <3

Hannah Yordy

August 12, 2011

Thank you so much Ester for your beautiful work on my new scarf! I love and cherish it and hope it helped to provide for your family. I loved it so much, I bought my best friend one for her birthday and I am so excieted to give it to her. All of you women and Krochet Kids are amazing poeple and I'm so happy to have made a contribution to all of you!

Celina Avalos

April 26, 2011

Ester !
Youre beautiful plum hat is such a fine piece of work. Thank you so much for creating this for me. I wish you the best of luck with trying to raise enough money for your own land. Keep on making these amazing hats. You are a beautiful woman with so much to offer the world ! God Bless You.

Lorin Mackey

April 16, 2011

Ester, I received my beanie for my birthday, and my friend introduced me to Krochet Kids. I love it! So beautiful, and so wonderful to see the hands that made it. I am thankful for you and your family, but mostly I am thankful for your proclamation of faith. Through the love Jesus has for you, you have passed that love on to so many lives. What a witness! I pray that you and your family are richly blessed, and will continue to pray for you in the future.

Erin Shaw

March 8, 2011

Ester, I received my hat in the mail yesterday, and I could not be happier. What a beautiful job you have done! I will think of you and your family whenever I wear my hat. I hope you are continually blessed in Northern Uganda. You have an incredible story, and you have overcome so much! Thank you for your courage and love, and thank you for being a part of Krochet Kids Uganda.

Payal Amin

January 1, 2011

Thank you so much! I am reminded of your story every time I wear the hat that you made. I will pray for you and your family. May you receive the love and support that you deserve! I know that through the effort that you and Krochet Kids are putting in, your dreams will certainly come true. You are one amazing, courageous woman. Thank you again!

MIsha Klein

December 25, 2010

Thank you so much, Adong Ester! I got my hat for Christmas and had never heard of Krochet Kids, but I will definitely buy gifts from Krochet Kids in the future. You're amazing!

Linder Gailey

December 22, 2010

Thank you Adong Ester for my Bella beret! My best friend gave it to me for Christmas. When I wear it, I will pray for you to get your plot of land for your four children. Thank you again, and God Bless! I love Africa and hope you have success in the coming year!

Meghan Brady

November 26, 2010

Thank you so much, Ester. First off, the hat that you made for me is wonderful. I think of you and your story every time I wear it. I think it is great that you have such big dreams for you and your family. I will try and spread the word about Krotchet Kids international and to keep supporting you and your family. Keep up the hard work. You're Awesome!

Stephanie A. Vaughan

November 24, 2010

Thank you so much Ester. My beanie is beautiful. Every time someone compliments it I tell them about Krochet Kids intl. and where they can get one. I've even decided to buy each family member one for christmas. My thoughts are with you and yours over the Holidays.