Adong Jackline

Uganda
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Adong Jackline was raised by her mother who cared for her and her eight siblings. She lost many members of her family during the war and was captured for a short period of time. Working for KK Uganda has allowed her to send her children to school and to meet her family’s basic needs. Above all, Jackline is grateful for the opportunities that this program allows as she had tried working for little pay at other jobs and is now doing work she enjoys and making a fair salary for it.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“My future dream is to save money so that I can do another business which will enable me to earn more money so that I can buy a plot of land for my family to build on.”

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
“I enjoy working in the garden and love that Northern Uganda has such fertile soils that make crop production easy. During my childhood I would work with the other children in the gardens.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl. 
“My message to KK intl. is that they should continue to assist the women of Uganda. We greatly appreciate all the founders and initiators of the KK intl. program.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Jennifer Nichols

January 14, 2017

Thank you Jackine for our beautiful baby beanie! Our 3 month old daughter wears it on the cold winter nights here and she loves it. Best luck, health and wishes for you and your family!

Emily Furnish

January 11, 2017

Thank you so much for making my teal Agatha hat which I received as a Christmas gift! It is beautiful and keeping me warm this very snowy winter! God bless your hands and the business you will have someday, saying a prayer for you and all the plans God has for you. Thanks for sharing your work with me, keep smiling that beautiful smile! Peace and blessings, Em

Donna Still

January 8, 2017

Hello Jackline,
I received your Agatha beanie. Oh it beautiful. Your craftsmanship is amazing. The yarn is so soft. The weather is bitterly cold here in Missouri, I will be wearing it often and cannot wait to tell of your story and how Krochet Kids empower you and many other women. Blessings to you!

Marisa

December 29, 2016

Dear Jackline,
Thank you sooooooo much for the amazing Owl you made! He is so cute and I know a little boy in my family who will love him forever :) I hope all is going well in your life and and continue to do great things! Best of wishes for the plot of land you will buy!
Much love & appreciation xoxoxo!

Melissa Steinour

December 26, 2016

Adong Jackline,
I loved reading about your story of your life. You are an inspiration to me! I also love wearing your headband. My 18-year-old son bought it for me for Christmas. He heard about Krochetkids from his business classes at the Christian College he attends. You do beautiful, quality work. I hope that your dreams come true!

In Christ's Love,
Melissa Steinour

Madison

November 13, 2016

Dear Adong Jackline,
Thank you so much for making the beanie I received from a friend. I love the hat and I'm so proud to wear it for both its style and its cause! Keep up your beautiful craftsmanship and I hope you can buy that plot of land very soon. Much love

Erika

November 9, 2016

I ordered a surprise pack of 2 beanies and one of them was a blush pink crocheted one. It's so soft, I absolutely love it! Thank you so much and good luck in everything you wish to achieve.

Olivia

May 16, 2016

I just purchased a baby teddy bear beanie for by future child coming soom this October. I absolutely love it, it is adorable and I know my baby will look cute and stay warm wearing it! Thank you so much!

Eric Bezler

November 24, 2015

Thank you very much for the stylish hat (the 5207.5 in Heather Chestnut)! It will keep me quite warm during the cold winter here in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. I received it as a gift through Birch Box and I am so happy I learned about KK, Intl. I wish you all the best for the future. Thank you again for such a great product.

Gem Lee-Herder

January 31, 2015

Hi Adong Jackline! I got a mauve headband ('the Juliet') you made at a shop in Banff, Canada (in the Rocky Mountains) and it will keep my ears warm from the cold weather. Thank you for your beautiful and hard work blessing people in cold countries! I pray that you and your family have a wonderful day and that your business will grow! God bless!!

Gem

Aubrey EK

January 24, 2015

I got $20 for Christmas and I spent it on a lovely hat made by you, and I absolutely love it! It's pretty cold where I am, and it's nice to be able to be warm AND cute. Thanks so much :)

Aaron

December 22, 2014

I receive a hat you made for Christmas and I love it. Thank you. I will wear it with pride.

Ashley Shade

December 20, 2014

Adong-

My hat is beautiful. I can tell it was made with great love and care. It means a lot and fills me with such gratitude to see you working hard to better your community. I can't imagine the things you have seen and the hardships you have been through. I have not been exposed to the type of violence Uganda has experienced, and I believe with all of my heart that people like you can make your home, community, and world a place of peacefulness and unity. You will be in my prayers and thoughts daily. From one human to another, I send you all my love.

salma valdez

November 9, 2014

Dear Adong,

I bought a beautiful pink blush beanie you crochet and am extremely pleased with my purchase!!

I'm also happy to be able to help support your dreams and will tell my family/work about this organization. Best wishes to all you Ladies and God bless.

W.V.

Kelsey M

July 16, 2014

Thank you so much for crocheting the bracelet I bought at the KKU booth at a music festival called Lifest in Oshkosh, WI. I adore the colors in it and I've gotten many compliments already. Sincerest blessings and warmest regards.

Liam M.

March 11, 2014

Dear Adong Jackline,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful hat! It is an honor to wear something you made. Your story is so touching and you stand as a witness to hope and perseverance for everyone. I am very glad to be able to help you get closer to attaining your dreams.

Best of luck in all your endeavors,
Liam M.

Kelly R

January 14, 2014

Thank you for the beautiful hat! It is honestly a work of art and I wear it proudly everywhere I go! Please continue doing what you are doing and know you have support all around the world!

Brittany Moreno

January 6, 2014

Dear Adong Jackline,

Thank you very much for the great hat that you krocheted. My boyfriend gave it to me as a Christmas present and the story behind the hat made me incredibly happy. I love the way that it looks, how warm it keeps my head in this cold winter here in New Jersey, and that it supports a good cause. I wish you the best of luck in your dream to purchase a plot of land for you family in the future and I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous new year.

With love,

Brittany Moreno

Miss Nancy

January 4, 2014

I'm so excited to wear the beautiful purple knit hat that you lovingly made. Keep up the good work. Best wishes that your dream of your own business will succeed! From Nancy in California, USA

Addison

December 29, 2013

Thank you so much for my hat! Your such a inspiration to others and I hope all goes well with you and your family! Stay strong and God bless all of you ladies.

Kelly Knight

November 15, 2013

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat. I am so honored to have something made personally by such a beautiful, strong, and amazing person. I am so humbled by all the painful things you have lived through, and how you did not let all of that horrible stuff beat you down,but instead you came out on top! You are a wonderful role model. I wish you nothing but the best, and will pray that all of your biggest dreams come true!

laurence.desbiens@mail.mcgill.ca

November 15, 2013

Thank you so much Adong Jackline for making my beautiful hat. I am wearing it proudly here in Canada and I have received many compliments. Keep up the great work, and take care! All the best wishes,

Laurence

Courtney

October 25, 2013

I saw the toque in the store and immediately fell in love. I then learned about it and it pulled at my heart. I couldn't walk away from it. Thank you sooooo much for making it and sharing your story. Stay strong and I'm praying for you!! Love from Canada.

Claire Moritz

October 18, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to make this absolutely stunning beige hat that I have always wanted! I wish you luck for your dream in the future to buy a plot of land for your family to build on. Thank you for all of your hard work!
-Claire Moritz
(Akron, Ohio, USA)

Lydia Adams

March 24, 2013

Hello, Adong Jackline! I just received the Lola in lavender and I love it! It is gorgeous and I am so excited to accessorize with it. The purple is a gorgeous color and it is super soft. Thank you so much for the awesome bow and I hope you reach all of your hopes and dreams!
Sincerely,
Lydia Adams

Chandelle H

March 9, 2013

Hello Jackline!! Thank you so so much for this wonderfully knitted hat you made. I love it so much and it's green and I really wanted a hat in this color :) I hope you make a lot more and maybe one day ill buy another hat from you. I hope you are doing great! I will write back again soon. Ill keep you in my prayers from now on. Have a nice day.
From your new friend Chandelle.

Brittany Bassett

March 2, 2013

Thank you so much!

I received my headband as a gift from my mother. I want you to know that I really consider it a gift from you!

You are a beautiful person! I wish the very best for you!

Your friend,

Brittany

Jenni Sanker

February 12, 2013

Adong Jackline-
You are the true meaning of beauty inside and out. I love the hat that you knitted for me, and I truly feel like you made it just for me. I cant thank you enough for making me feel so special. Keep dreaming and one day your dreams will come true.
With love <3

Kevin Hopf

January 10, 2013

I can't thank you enough Adong Jackline the hat you made me is amazing. It means so much to me. My girlfriend got it for me as a Christmas gift and at first told me she didn't she get it and I was so upset but when I unwrapped it, it made my Christmas i couldnt have been happier. Again thank you so much for this wonderful hat. I hope you get that plot of land and my prayers/thoughts go out to you and your family.

Sheri Tober

December 21, 2012

I want to thank you so much for my wonderful Toob. My son who is in the Air Force brought it home as a holiday gift for me and I love it. I live in a very cold climate in Connecticut and I'm always cold so I wear it inside and outside.. Please keep up the wonderful work. I'm so happy and proud to wear it and I will tell everyone about it and who made it. Thank you again and good luck to you and your family.

L. Edwards-Harvey

November 10, 2012

I made my first KK purchase today at an event my Board hosted at The University of Kentucky. Thank you so very much for the beautiful work you've created! I was so touched by the drive you women possess that I am hoping to be chosen to intern for KK in Uganda. I know how difficult it may seem while pursuing a dream but I hope you see it through and accomplish everything you set out to do!

Ian Wetzel

August 23, 2012

Wow the hat I just received is amazing! Thank you so much, it was great to come online and see who actually made my hat. I really hope all your dreams come true and you can bring your family everything that you need. Thank you again and I will remember who made my hat as I wear it loud and proud this Fall and Winter.

Thank you,

Ian Wetzel

Kaylan lehman

August 3, 2012

Thank you so much Jackline!! I absolutely love my hat!! You are a very strong and amazing woman! I bought my hat at a christian concert called rock the desert. At first i just wanted to buy it because i love these hats, but then the worker started telling me about how women in Uganda hand made them. It is amazing what this program does and i pray they continue to do this!

Thanks again! Jesus loves you!!!!,
Kaylan

Gina Pennacchio

July 23, 2012

I bought a headband today, I cannot wait to wear it. Thank you so much for your time and hard work, you did a great job.

Peace & Love,
Gianna

Megan Dubbz

July 18, 2012

Thank you Jackline for this amazing hat, i bought it at a concert and i have fallen in love with it
thank you for your time and effort

megan

Alison Miller

January 23, 2012

Thank you so much!!!
I bought hats for my boyfriend and I received one made by you. I really appreciate the work you put into it and I am happy to be able to help you and your family.
Peace and Love,
Alison

Tom Urrestta

January 14, 2012

Thank you so much!
I bought one of the hats you made and I love the way it looks and feels. You did a great job. I will do my best to tell everyone about these products so that more people buy them and together we can help you make all your dreams come true.
I wish you and your family all the best this world has to offer.

Tom

Erica Sacra

January 10, 2012

I recieved the Thomas hat you made as a gift, and I love it. It is even more beautiful than I could have imagined. You did a wonderful job, and I wanted you to know what a blessing it was to me.

Thanks again,
Erica

Elizabeth Mason

January 8, 2012

Thank you so much for.the beautiful hat! I absolutely love it:)

Avery Anne king

December 25, 2011

Dear Adong, the hat you made is so beautful I love it! The braids are so gorgeous and the detail is amazing! I hope your family is well. Iam so grateful for the work put into this hat. Thank you so much. I am a 13 year old girl and I live in Nashville tn.This hat is sooo beautiful. Thank you!
- Avery-

Noelle McHenry

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for making my awesome hat! i love it so much! it is so perfect! I hope you are doing well and having a happy holiday!
Love, Noelle

Farrah Graham

December 24, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat, it was an amazing present I received. It's the most amazing hat i have ever seen, it's soo soft! Thnk you!

Kelsi F

December 17, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I am sure you put a lot of time and hard work into it, and it certainly shows! I hope your family is happy and in good health, keep being strong you are an inspiration!
Sincerely, Kelsi

Andrea Knaak

December 17, 2011

I love the hat you made. It was a Christmas present for myself and I am very proud to help women such as yourself.

shelley hughes

December 11, 2011

So very grateful for your beautiful work, and the opportunity to help you and your family. Your dreams will come true....just keep reaching. You and your family are in my prayers, and hope to buy many more of your gorgeous work! My hat is just perfect and such a beautiful brownish grey color! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and only good be with you! Shelley Hughes- mount angel oregon

Keenan Blanke

December 8, 2011

Dear Adong Jackline, my daughter, Alex, really wanted a hat made by you so we ordered it for a Christmas present. Thank you so much for providing a way for us to spread the message of Christmas beyond the idea that it is better to give than receive. You are truly providing a piece of God's love in every hat you make.

Peace and God Bless.

Keenan Blanke

Lourdes Saenz

November 18, 2011

Adong Jackline,

I have never met you but you are a woman to look up to. I received your wonderful hat and I'm really happy to wear it especially knowing you've made it. I hope your dreams come true and you own your very own plot of land. Take care, best wishes to you and your family and thank you very much!!!

Karena Kadous

October 27, 2011

THANK YOU FOR MY WARM HAT !! I LOVE HOW SOFT AND NICE IT LOOKS ON ME!!!
PHOENIX, AZ

Corina Chavez

October 13, 2011

Thank you so much for the amazing hat that you made! Seeing your own name written on it makes me feel so happy to be able to help out your life dreams. I will forever wear this hat and know just exactly where it came from and spread the word about this amazing organization! I wish you and your family all the best and a beautiful future! -Corina Chicago, USA

Jimmy French

October 12, 2011

Thank you for the hat JACKLINE! I love you!

Mellissa Coyle

October 11, 2011

I received my hat in the mail today and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It fits perfectly and it will certainly keep me warm this winter! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You are a most courageous woman and I wish you and your family well. Gulu, Uganda will always hold a special place in my heart as I traveled there last year with my graduate program to help teach counseling skills. The people there touched my heart and truly inspired me!!! Now I have another reminder of that inspiration. Thank you and stay strong!

Mike Pruski

October 11, 2011

I received the hat you crocheted for me in the mail today. It really made my day! I hope you and your family are doing well, and I pray that you continue to prosper. God Bless!

Naomi cruz

October 10, 2011

you are a hero... there is so many people that would give up and live miserable,but you don't give up which is hard because your childhood was difficult, but dear you made it and you will be someonE BIG :D

Kimberly Vought

October 4, 2011

Adong Jackline,

Thank you so SO much for the Betty! Hats aren't usually my thing but when I saw this online I knew I had to have it. It's even more beautiful in person. I love it! You are truly talented and I will wear it proudly. I wish you and your family continued success and happiness.

Kim

Kalindra

October 4, 2011

Adong Jackline,
Thank you SO MUCH for my hat. My friend taught me to knit years ago, but I could never make something so beautiful. I hope you will continue to follow your dreams and I will continue to support Krochet Kids Intl for their wonderful efforts. Each time I wear my Waldo hat, I will think of you and what an inspiration you are.
Peace,
Kalindra

Tiffany Dyson

September 29, 2011

Thank You so much Adong Jackline for the amazing hat that you knit. I received it as a birthday gift from my boyfriend and it couldn't mean more to me. I love being able to have helped you in anyway. I can actually crochet and you did a way better job than I ever could have. Keep on creating and doing what you're so talented at and I hope all works out for you and all your dreams come true.

much thanks and love,

Tiffany

Breanna Hart

September 27, 2011

Thank you so very much Adong Jackline! Your story is most courageous, truly inspiring, and ultimately heartwarming. I received my beautifully made hat in the mail today. I instantly fell in love with it! I will wear it proud from this day forward. Keep your head held high and continue to be a phenomenal example! We have such a loving creator, our great God above. And it's so nice to see that love reflected in his creations.

With love and thanks,

Breanna

Jessica miller

September 26, 2011

Jackline- thank you so much for my awesome sage green Lucille hat. I love it. I have a heart for Uganda. last year when I went on a mission trip, I found the Ugandan women to be so strong. My prayer for you is that you find success as you are taking the women of Uganda into a new mindset of leadership and empowerment to be strong and successful. May God bless you along the way and in every new endeavor. "in due time you will reap a harvest, if you do not give up!" Galatians 6:8 love: Jessica miller

Leighanne Truelove

September 23, 2011

Thank you so much for using your skills to make my day. This hat was given to me as a birthday gift and is certainly the best one. I hope everything is going well for you and your family. Thank you again and take care.

Richard Saldivar

September 22, 2011

Jackline, I just received my hat today,and must say I really love it and hope to get much use of it this winter. The delivery could not have been more perfectly time, today in America is our first day of Fall which will bring the cooler weather to Texas soon. I have posted on Facebook the project in Uganda and hope to get many of my friends to support with this venture.

I wish you and your family good health and prosperity.

My prayers are with you.

Richard.

Chelsie Thompson

September 22, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! It's so perfect and I will wear it proudly. I'm so glad to be able to help. One day I hope to go to Africa to help in any way I can. I hope you accomplish your dreams and i hope you and your family are doing well. Much love to you!

Will Bellairs

August 25, 2011

Thanks! i just got your awesome hat in the mail and was so excited when i saw the signature and looked you up online! -Will Bellairs

Jaclyn Vancour

August 12, 2011

Jackline, I just got your gorgeous hat in the mail. I could not wait to find out the woman that made my hat and I was happy to find out that such a beautiful woman took her time to make it for me. It will be a great hat to wear in the cold Connecticut winters, even though I am wearing it right now in the middle of the summer. I hope life for you is getting better, and I wish you luck on buying that plot of land. All my wishes to you and your family -Jaclyn

Michael Swanson

August 5, 2011

Jackline-
Thank you for the great hat you knit for me. I've been trying to find a nice crochet one to wear around and snowboard in and when i heard about KKU i couldn't think of a better place to get one from. I work at a mountain in Connecticut and i will be sure to pass on this company to all my coworkers who i'm sure will buy these hats up! The beanie came out great, best wishes pursuing your goals!
Thanks again,
Swanny

Maddie H.

January 27, 2011

Dear Jackline, I would like to thank you for my hat. It is very warm and cozy. I have a salmon one. I am so happy you made my hat, Jackline. I hope life is well for you. I can tell you are a hard worker and will do anything for your family. You are a great person, Jackline. Thank you again and best wishes for you and your beloved family in Northern Uganda! Keep up the knitting and don't stop gardening with your fertile soils! It was a pleasure to receive a hat made with such genuine care by you, Jackline. Thank you, Jackline.

Jeff R.

December 29, 2010

I received a knit hat you made as a gift from my sister-in-law who has a very strong heart for Uganda. Prayers and support from California.

Stevie T

December 18, 2010

Love the hat you made for me. If we all spread the Love, mother nature feels it and gives us all the Love that we need. Thank you for spreading the Love. Please give lots of hugs to all that you see for me. Stevie T

Ashley Laguna

December 8, 2010

Thank you so much for making such a wonderful gift! i hope you and your family are doing great. i can already tell your an amazing person. i will always be praying for you, and know that god is watching over you and will always be with you so trust in him! thanks so much. love always, Ashley Laguna

" my help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. he will not let your foot slip- he who watches over you will not slumber" psalm 121: 2-3