Ajok Maureen

Uganda |Crocheter
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After the death of her parents, Maureen was placed in her uncle’s care, whom she didn’t know very well. “For us, we were like total strangers to him,” Maureen explained. To escape the family hardship, she lovingly wed to a carpenter. Maureen is currently living as a widow with her four children and working for KNOWN SUPPLY.  Maureen says that she doesn’t know what she would be doing if she did not have her job, because now she is able to afford rent, food, and schooling for her children.

“Crocheting. I thought I loved doing retail business but crocheting has turned out to be my most enjoyed activity. Through it, I concentrate and leave other thoughts aside.”

“Love is a gift and if you are not blessed with that special gift you can never help anyone.”

“A very big thank you for starting up this organization. You guys have thought about the women of Northern Uganda whose lives have been wrecked by the rebellion and turned it around and made it so good. Thank you very much for thinking about us. May God bless you and your families. I will always include you in my prayers.”

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Previous Thank Yous


January 21, 2020

I’m blessed to have received a hat that you have made. It is beautiful and I love wearing it everywhere I go! Thank you so much, Ajok Maureen.

Emma Cortez

November 19, 2018

Thank you so much. I love my hat! Its so cute. I'm glad you found a company that blesses you and your family. Thank you for making it for me.

Jamie Morales

March 15, 2018

Hi Ajok!
I purchased your beautifully crafted wall art for my home in Nashville, TN. My roommate and I live in a home full of love, and your art is the perfect piece to represent that. We both send you our endless thanks and wish you and your loved ones a lifetime of blessings and love!


February 8, 2018

Blessings to you and your family. Your crocheted hat is beautiful. We have had a cold winter here in Virginia and I have been blessed by the warmth, comfort and beauty of the hat you made. Keep up the great work! Proverbs 3:5-6

Michelle Herrera

November 10, 2016

Thank you! It's absolutely beautiful may God continue to bless you.


January 10, 2016

I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the beanie that you made, it's very comfortable and I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the time and energy that it took to make it as it's currently winter time here in New York. :-)

Anna Macias

December 27, 2015

Thank for all the time you put into making this amazing hat.

Hugh Lyons

December 22, 2015

Thank you for this beautifully crafted hat


December 22, 2015

Hi Maureen -

My name is Aaron and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful hat that I got as a gift. You have excellent craftsmanship.

I read your story, and I truly hope that your life has turned around. I hope that all of you and your children's dreams become a reality!

Have a Happy Christmas!



April 12, 2015

Dear Maureen,

I just received a hat you made, and I wanted to thank you for making it! The quality of your work is amazing, and I have a feeling this is going to become my new favorite hat! I am leaving soon to volunteer on a wildlife reserve in South Africa, so this will be perfect for those chilly winter nights! It was nice to be able to read your story, and I wish you and your children well!

Thanks again,
Kristen (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Heather Muller

January 15, 2015

Thank you Ajok Maureen!

The hat is beautiful. I had been looking at it for a long time before I bought it. My younger son who is 18 months old is the one who wears it and he asks for it a lot. "Hat on?" He asks. And when it comes off - or he takes it off - he asks, "Back on?" It's very sweet. It honestly makes it all the better knowing who made it, and especially you being another mother.

Be well.


Heather Muller, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kirsten Moen

January 3, 2015

Thank you so much for my beautiful blue circle scarf. I absolutely love it. The color is amazing and the quality of your work is wonderful. I am looking forward to wearing it this winter in the Pacific Northwest. It gets cold here. Thank you or signing your work and allowing me to read about your story and your family. I wish you and your four children the best.
Thank you for sharing your talent with me.
-Kirsten (Portland, Oregon)

Danielle Chandler

December 9, 2014

Dear Ajok Maureen,
Thank you for the beautiful work you created by making the hat that I have received as a gift for my baby. I am pregnant and this was the first baby gift I received! I am so happy to learn about KKI and to know that the purchase of this little hat has helped you and your family, as well as blessing mine. God Bless You, and I will be praying for you.


November 25, 2014

Dear Ajok, you and the other ladies at Krochet Kids International inspire me. I love my comfy, well-made hat that you created. It's beautiful! Thank you!

Megan Sunde

January 27, 2014

I can't begin to explain how thankful I am for my hat. I want to be a missionary in Uganda in the future and this hat constantly reminds me of God's plan in my life and others all over the world. I want you to know I am praying for you and your children. May God bless you and your path. Stay faithful and have hope.

From your sister,

Evelyn S.

January 5, 2014

Hi Ajok Maureen,
I received one of your beanies as a gift this Christmas (the 5207.5, the exact same one you're pictured in showing the label),and I love it! Thank you so much for the time and hard work you put into creating this beanie. Although it doesn't get too cold in Southern California, I'll still wear it even on the hottest days here and cherish this gift forever. Blessings to you and your family, I hope for nothing but the best to you all for many years to come. Thank you.


Amber VanBlaricum

December 9, 2013

Dear Ajok Maureen,
I just received my with headband that you made! It is beautiful. I absolutely love it and I appreciate how much time and effort you put into making your work look so fantastic. Best of luck to you in the future and keep up the good work.

Dallas, TX

Lindsay Norlin

August 18, 2013


Thank you so much for the beautiful flower clip for my hair! I absolutely love it. I will pray for you and your family in Uganda and the people of your wonderful nation! Your work was beautiful and I am so excited to wear it!

Thank you,

Lindsay, Sumner, WA, USA

Paula D

May 31, 2013

Dear Ajok Maureen,
Thank you for the beautiful "Mütze" (beanie) my son is wearing in Germany. Your work is perfect!
All the best for you...

Cyndie Sands

April 24, 2013

Ajok Maureen, Thank you so very much for your beautiful crochet work. I wish there was a photo of you to see your beauty on this page. Many blessings to you and your family. I will soon look for more beautiful work from you in the shop where I bought this hat. Thank you again -

mark b

December 23, 2012

Thanks so much for the beautiful hat you mad me. I lived in Uganda a few years ago and travel there regularly, so the hat means a lot to me. I love the hat and know it will keep me warm this winter.
Merry Christmas!

Chrissy Mehnert

December 12, 2012

Maureen, Thank you so very much for the hard work and true talent you put into making my new hat. It is my favorite hat and it keeps me very warm. I wish that I could make something as beautiful as you have made! You inspire me.

With a smile,

Olivia Kay

November 15, 2012

Thank you so much for my gorgeous! You are very talented and I love it! You made me juliet hat! You touched my heart with your story!

Maria Carfagno

November 14, 2012

Thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat! You are a very talented woman, and I appreciate the hours of hard work that it took to create it! Keep up the great work! Thank you :)

Antonia Varty

November 4, 2012

Thank you for making such beautiful hats Ajok! I love mine and will think of you whenever I wear it. Many blessings to you!

Skye Myers

August 18, 2012

Thank you so much Maureen!!<3 you made a blue sunglasses pouch and I love it! Keep it up(:

Kately Nikiforuk

August 15, 2012

Thank you so much for my Jane style knit headband!!! It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the rich cranberry colour and the cute button detail. I have been wearing it since I got it and can't wait to get more use out of it this fall! It is so cool to have such a unique piece with such an inspiring story behind it. I think it is so fabulous that Krochet Kids offers the opportunity for customers to understand where their products come from and the difference that buying them makes for the people who made them. I was very moved by your story - you are an amazing woman. Keep crocheting! :)

Siena D.

February 28, 2012

Thank you so much!!! I love my hat and I think it's really awesome that you ladies sign your products, because I felt like I could connect with you guys....and it let me know even more that all of your hats are handmade, and not made in a factory, each hat is different. 2 years ago I traveled to a country in southern Africa and I know it was probably very different than where you live, but it was still really cool. Thanks again for taking the time to make my hat, and I really love it! (And I think you are very strong because of your past experiences and your ability to move on.)

Annie Moynihan

January 2, 2012

The hat you crocheted is beautiful! I have worn it for the past three days straight. You did such an amazing job! You and your family are in my prayers. Thank you so much!!!

Manami Bjorndal

December 19, 2011

Konnichiwa Ajok-san:) (Hello Mrs. Ajok in japanese.) I love the hat you made:) i might just wear it during the summer because i love it soo much:) it is beautiful:) Arigato:) (Thank you in Japanese.)

Fabiola Lopez

December 16, 2011

Ajok Maureen,thank you so much,for crocheting me this beautiful hat(the betty).God Bless you and your family.

Maddie Joel

December 14, 2011

Thank you so much for making me my wonderful hat! So many people complimented me on it. You amaze me, keep making your amazing hats!
-Maddie, Oregon :)
Merry Christmas!!!