Ajok Joyce

Uganda | Crocheter
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Joyce lost her father at a young age and was unable to finish her education because her mother couldn’t afford to send her to school. The war brought many hardships into her life, but Joyce kept moving forward. Working at KNOWN SUPPLY has enabled her to provide enough money for food and basic necessities for herself and her family for the first time in her life.

“I dream to educate my children up to the highest level because I missed out on that opportunity. I also intend to buy a sewing machine, and save as much money as possible so that I can buy a plot of land where I will raise livestock.”

“I like praying and singing because these help me to forget my worries.”

“I thank the founders of this organization for having started this project. They should be encouraged because they are changing so many lives.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Stacee Goedtel Birr

January 25, 2019

Thank you so much for this gorgeous soft purple beanie hat! It fits perfectly and keeps my head warm in my cold little cottage!

Good luck to you with all you envision for your children! I hope you meet your goals!


December 27, 2018

Thank you so much for crocheting such a beautiful hat! I know that I will be warm even as the weather turns colder because of it. I hope that all of your dreams for yourself, your children, and your family are achieved and that you find lots of happiness now and in the future. Much love from the Northeastern United States!

Sydney H.

July 1, 2018

Thank you for the cute navy owl 🦉 beanie! It is going to be a gift for my baby niece, Auya, this Christmas and I’m certain she’ll look adorable in it. Thanks again and best wishes from Idaho, U.S.A.


April 6, 2018

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat, you did a wonderful job. I pray this organization is helping you reach all of your dreams.

anthony howard lin

December 24, 2017

thank you happy holidays nice beanie


November 24, 2017

I love my hat! It keeps me warm on cold new England winter days =) it's beautiful and you did a wonderful job knitting it!!! Keep up the good work!

Maddie Cason

January 9, 2017

Ajok Joyce,

Thank you so much for making us a stocking ornament! We were surprised when it came in our order and we love it! What a nice touch. This was our first Christmas as a married couple and your ornament helped decorate our little tree! Be encouraged today. I read your story, and i know you will be able to do what you have set out to accomplish. We will pray for you today. We will ask God to look after your family. Thank you again for the stocking. Continue to make good things. Your work is blessing other people.

Linda Waud

January 3, 2017

Hello, Ajok Joyce:
Thank you so much for crocheting the beautiful hat I received! My name is Linda and I live in Spokane, Washington, USA. It is extremely cold here now and there is deep snow everywhere. And that's why I am going to enjoy wearing the hat you made! When I wear the hat, I will think of you and pray for you. I am sure you are an inspiration to your family as you provide for them. I, too, am a born-again believer in Christ and a mom who loves her children -- five of them, one girl and four boys. How I pray that you will be able to provide the education that you dream of for your children! Some day our Savior will take us home to Heaven to be with Him and I will get to meet you there and spend eternity with you, praising Him! God bless you abundantly and thank you again for your hard work!!
Your sister in Christ, Linda

Yuisa Holley

December 31, 2016

Dear Ajok Joyce,
Thank you for making a lovely beige hat. It will keep me warm and looking fabulous. I will wear it with pride! You are strong, courageous and brave women and mother!
God bless!
Yuisa (Queens, New York, USA)

Lindsey Malcolm

August 17, 2016

Hello Joyce,

Thank you so much for making such a beautiful beanie. I can't wait to wear it and think of you every time I put it on. I am so proud of you, and all the ways you are working hard to create a better life for you and your family. You are an inspiration to so many people, and we are all behind you to support you on your journey. Though things may seem tough at times, keep pushing through and you will be successful. May God bless you!

Lots of love,

Lisa Rawson

February 27, 2016

Hi Ajok,

We received one of your knitted light brown bear hats as a gift our new son. It fits him and is very warm for winter right now. Our son's name is Franklin and we often call him "franklin bear" so your hat is perfect!

All the best wishes,

Harmony Wilson

January 4, 2016

Hello Ajok,

Thank you for making such a beautiful knit hat. I live in Massachusetts and winter has finally hit. The hat you made keeps my head nice and warm. My young daughter likes to wear it too even though it's a bit large for her little head.

Warm Wishes,


February 2, 2015

Hi Ajok Joyce, my name is Kate and I live in New York City. I have been fighting cancer for a few years now and this last treatment has caused my hair to fall out. I used to have long blonde beautiful hair and I had been feeling a bit insecure by my balding head. That was until I received your hat as a gift. I love my new beanie so much. Thank you for not only making something so beautiful to keep my head warm, but for giving me a bit of self confidence back! My prayers are with you and you family!
Kate NYC

Jeremy Kelley

January 8, 2015

Hello Joyce,

I received a hat made by you as a gift and I love it! Just in time as it is winter here now. There is snow on the ground and the temperature is very cold, but your hat keeps my head warm and I thank you for that. Keep working towards your goal and you shall be rewarded.

Much Love!


Bianca White

December 25, 2014

I feel so blessed that I was able to receive such a beautiful and heartwarming gift made by you! It is so special that I get to know who made it and I appreciate it so much! Thank you for all of your effort and care! I will always think of you when i wear my headband. May God always be with you.
Love- Bianca

Lee Ann Coldsmith

December 15, 2014

Thank you so much! I bought a slouchy beanie as a gift for my friend. It is a beautifully made hat! I'm so happy to be able to help you work toward your goals. You'll forever be in my heart and mind. I cannot wait to give him his gift this Christmas!!!

Peace and love always,
Lee Ann


December 9, 2014

My family really loves the little beanie ornament for our Christmas tree. My 3 kids just lit up when they saw it. They argued about who got to hang it up. Our family will remember you and pray for you. God bless!


Amanda Brothers

December 6, 2014

Thank you Ajok for your hard work in making my headband for me! I crochet as well and enjoy making headbands too! It will keep my head nice and warm in this cold Ohio winter. I'm so glad you can work with krochet kids and I'm thankful they are helping you achieve your dreams!

Karla Jordon

November 16, 2014

Hi Ajok, I just purchased a beautiful pink beanie yesterday that was made by you. I love it even more so that it has such meaning behind it. I couldn't wait to wear it today. I hope and pray all your dreams come true. Ty, Karla;)


October 13, 2014

Hi joice! Today I purchased the hat that you made. Thank you so much I really love it! I'll recommend the hat to my friends and family. I hope that your dream come true. I'm praying for you and your family. Thank you. Kenji

Maeve Moran

July 14, 2014

Thank you so much for my bow that you made. I love hair bows and this one I just had to have. It's super cute and I wear it all the time.God Bless you.

william cole garner

June 26, 2014

thank you so much for my beanie that you made. i wear it all the time and it is so stylish and awesome. god bless you

Best regards, william


April 27, 2014

Joyce, I just received an Avery scarf in marine that you made, and I absolutely love it! I will wear it all the time and think of you and the women of northern Uganda. With love from Chicago, Anna

Katherine M. Cahill

February 20, 2014

Hi Joyce,
I just purchased a beautiful black hat that was made by you. I love it and I can't wait to wear it tomorrow and forever.

Evan Sandison

February 8, 2014

On Christmas day, I received a beautiful krochet beanie from my aunt made by Ajok Joyce. I thank you so much! I love it and its my favorite hat and the color (blue). I am a surfer from southern california and I own a beanie you made. Thank you! Much love and God Bless!

Anna Ferguson

January 16, 2014

Joyce, thank you so much for making the beautiful hat that I received as a gift. It was made perfectly and I love to wear it! Every time I put it on I say a prayer for you and the other women who struggle in Uganda to make a living and provide for their family. May God bless the work that you do!

Kristie Keller

December 28, 2013

Ajok Joyce, thank you so much for the hat that you made. The beanie that you hand crafted will be used to help keep me warm in Canada's cold winter weather. God has gifted you with an amazing talent and i thank you for sharing that talent with others! Good luck in pursuing your dreams for you and your family.


September 24, 2013

Ajok Joyce, you have such talent. I purchased a beautiful beanie you made and will think of you each time I wear it! Thank you for using your skill to make such wonderful pieces! God bless you and your family<3
Thank You! Megan

Halei A Sanders

August 18, 2013

Thank you so much Joyce for your skill, your talent, your perseverance, and your faith. This hat is beautiful and I truly love it, but far beyond that I love that I have a connection to a sister in Christ on the other side of the world. You will be in my prayers, dear sister. My ma and I sponsor 3 children in Uganda through Compassion International and I pray that they are surrounded by people of faith, just like you, as they grow. May the Lord provide for them as He has provided for you. Thank you again and again for this truly beautiful piece of workmanship, you are deeply talented. God bless you and your efforts.


August 7, 2013

Thank you so much for the hat you made, just knowing I could find out who made it and see their picture means a lot more to me. I love the hat and you are extremely skilled, thank you so much :)

B Rule

August 6, 2013

Thank you for your hard work in making the hat that I am so fortunate to own. Best of luck in pursuing your dreams! Best wishes - Brazil

Hannah Birkinhead

June 2, 2013

Joyce I would just like to thank you for making such an amazing beanie! My parents bought me one for my birthday and as I looked on the tag I saw that this was handmade by you and it made me have a smile from ear to ear! Thank you so much for making such a beautiful piece of clothing! The attention to detail is incredible and you can see the time and love put into it!
Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to purchasing more of your items in the future :-)

Karen Rogers

May 12, 2013

Hi Joyce! My daughter gave me your beautiful eyeglass case for Mother's Day today and I love it! You do beautiful work with crochet; a passion of mine as well! Keep making the beautiful things you create..God bless you and your family...Karen

Anna Flavell

April 29, 2013

Thank you Joyce for my amazing beanie, it's beautifully made with the gift God has blessed you with - i love it.
Prayers for your future and your family. Blessings to you, Anna xx

Haley Whittaker

March 4, 2013

Thank you so very much for making hat! I love it so much and it is so beautifully crafted. I'm praying for you and your family.


February 1, 2013

Dear Joyce,
After searching high and low for the perfect hat to no avail I thought I was going to have to give up. That was until I laid my eyes on yours! It's chunky soft texture and neutral color was exactly what I was searching for and it fit just right. I fell in love with it before I even knew anything about the krochet kids project. After examining the hat closer I found a hand written tag inside with your name on it. I brought it up to the cashier to find out what the tag was all about and she told me about KKI. Of course now after learning about this great cause I am even more in love with my new hat! I look forward to purchasing more hats and have been encouraging my friends to do the same. I feel blessed to have an opportunity to be a part of your life even if it's just in this tiny little way as you have become a part of mine. Thank you so much for your beautiful handiwork! I will think of you and your family while wearing my hat wherever I go! xo


January 4, 2013

Thank you so much for creating this beautiful hat! You are an extraordinary woman and I was so excited to read that you are born again and raising wonderful children. I pray that you continue to live a full life and that God blesses you each day!

Meaghan Sebrosky

January 2, 2013

Thank you for my hat! I really love it! AND IT ROCKS!!!

Grace Olivia Noice

December 26, 2012

Thank you so much Joyce! I love this hat and I'm so excited to wear it in this cold New England weather! I'm really pumped to tell everyone at school about this beautiful hat and I just wanted to personally thank you for your service!
~ Grace Olivia Noice

Genevieve Chiara

December 4, 2012

Dear Joyce,
I want to thank you for making this beautiful flower headband that I will wear all of fall and winter and think of you each time! I appreciate your hard work and dedication to the hats you make and the children you will raise, it truly inspires me. I am honored to be connected to you in this way. I can't wait to spread the word of the wonderful work you do. I I will keep you and your family in my prayers always! Thank you for everything you have done and will do. May God bless you and your home. <3

Caitlin Thomas

November 29, 2012

Thank you so much for making this gorgeous Betty hat! It's definitely my new favorite. Even though the winters are warm here, I'll still be wearing this all the time. Every time I put in on I'll think of you and appreciate all the hard work that went into it. All the best to you and your family this Christmas! - Caitlin

Megan A.

November 20, 2012

Dear Joyce,
I love your hat so much that I decided to buy it without knowing anything about K Kids. The store clerk then told me the story behind Krochet Kids while I was checking out and this made me love it even more. I couldn't wait to get home and look you up! Now my 9 year old daughter has taken over my hat, so it must be time for another hat. Best wishes for you and your family! Thank you!!! Megan (& Allison)

Candice B

October 15, 2012

Thank you so much for the Betty hat. I saw it at a store while visiting Boston and it is honestly the most beautiful hat I've ever worn. I'm putting all my other hats away for winter because none of them compare to this one. I wish you all of the best <3 - Candice

Julia Parrish

October 10, 2012

Thank you so, so much for the beautiful Betty hat that you made for me! As soon as I saw your picture, I was reminded of all the sweet people I met when I visited Gulu last summer! Every time I wear it, I will carry you in my heart and mind! You are a beautiful daughter of the King, and I'm so thankful for your life!
God bless!!!

Anuhea Jenkins

September 9, 2012

Aloha Joyce! Just bought myself a beautiful yellow sunglasses case at a festival in California today. Love looking at your signature and thinking of how far this travelled to be in my hands. I will take this case back to Hawaii with me, along with the story of this really cool connection, Krochet Kids. Aloha always!

Cristina Drumm

July 22, 2012

Dear Joyce, thank you for making this beautiful headband that I will forever treasure. I am so happy I had the opportunity to read your story and send you this little thank you note. May all your dreams come true! God bless you and your loved ones. Sincerely, Cristina

Taylor Anderson

June 13, 2012

Thank you Ajok Joyce! I love the headband that you made and i will say a prayer every time i wear it for your family and happiness. I believe that you will succeed in allowing your kids a better education and also finding that plot of land! Best of luck, God bless, Taylor


March 28, 2012

Dear Ajok, thank you for my purple Betty hat. It was a gift given to me by my husband, and I love it !! I will think of you every time I wear my beautiful hat ! I wish you and your family all the best and hoping all your dreams may come true. Love, Bahar !

Courtney Prine

January 8, 2012

Joyce, thank you so much for this amazing hat!!! It was a gift given to me by my sister and I feel honored to be able to wear something you worked so hard to make. I wish you all the luck in the world and I will think of you and your family every time I wear this hat! Thanks again! Courtney

Julia DiGiovanni

January 2, 2012

Thank you Ajok for the hat! It is so pretty I love it! I wish you the best of luck for giving your children a good education and in buying land! Love, Julia!

Kristi Richardson

December 28, 2011

Joyce, I recieved your hat as a gift during this Holiday Season. I was very touched to know that it wasn't just another hat produced in a factory along with many others like it. You took time and effort out of your life to make the hat that I use to keep warm. I want to thank you for using your talents in such a positive act, and I pray that you have a blessed life with many loved ones around you. Thank You again. God Bless. KRISTI

Hannah Gerber

December 28, 2011

Thanks you so much Joyce for the beautiful hat. My sister gave it to me for Christmas and I will wear always and think of you. My sister has also talked me into going to Uganda with her next summer. Thanks Hannah

Alexandra Blanke

December 26, 2011

Dearest Joyce, my parents gave me this hat for Christmas and I immediately got online to find you! I haven't taken it off since! There is no way in the world i can possibly thank you enough for my hat. It is truly a work of art. I know that God gave you this special gift and that he has a plan set out for you and your family. There will always be a special place in my heart for you and you will me in my prayers. Peace and God Bless you!


December 26, 2011

Dear Joyce, I got one of the hats that you crocheted for Christmas from my sister. It is just what I wanted! I would like to thank you for making it, I can't thank you enough! I do hope your dreams come true! I wish best for you.

Hilary Stenger

December 26, 2011

Thank you so much for my blue Betty hat! It's gorgeous and so very soft. I'm glad we can help you and your family a little at a time by buying hats. Good luck in your future and I wish you the very best!

Libby C

December 24, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat. I received this hat for a Christmas present and I've been such a fan of the K kids. It's such an honor to wear something you've worked so hard on. I appreciate your hard work and my prayers are with you everyday. When someone compliments my hat I'm going to tell them about the amazing person that made it for me. Thank you so much! God bless :)


December 19, 2011

Dearest Joyce, I was so excited to receive one of the hats you made from a dear friend TODAY. I can't wait to wear it and tell everyone about you and my hat!!! God has given you a beautiful gift of crochet! I wish you many wonderful blessings in life. You and your family are in my prayers.

Natalie S

December 15, 2011

JOYCE my sweetie! Thank you so much for your beautiful hat, every time I wear it I will think of you! You are amazing and I wish nothing but the best for you and your family!! Keep crocheting girl!! BEST WISHES XOXOX NATALIE.