Akello Alice

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Akello Alice’s parents separated when she was very young and she later dropped out of school in order to search for her mother. Because her mother could not afford to educate her, Alice began working as a hairdresser, but constantly struggled to make ends meet. With the money that she now earns at KK Uganda, Alice is able to not only support herself but also a number of other friends who are in need. She hopes to build a house for herself and her family so that she can better care for those she loves.

“I hope to continue to save my money so that I might build a house for my family and be able to continue supporting the people I care for.”

“Northern Uganda is beautiful because of its fertile land and because the people are very kind and hospitable.”

“Thank you for all that you have done for my life and for the other vulnerable women of Northern Uganda. May God bless you so that you may continue to do good things.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Janelle Gabel

February 17, 2016

Thank you so much for knitting the beautiful hat that keeps my baby boy warm! It is so soft and just perfect. Much love!

Beatrice Wehrli

January 24, 2016

Thank you for the nice hat you knitted, a white one. I bought it in a shop in Tofino (Vancouver Island) on my holidays.
Now i wear it in Switzerland, beacause it's winter and cold.
It was a pleasure to see, who knitted my hat.
I wish you all the best and hope that all your wishes comes true.

Adriane White

March 20, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful beanie Akello! It was fun to see your picture. Cheers!

Susan Ozanne-Warm

February 16, 2015

Thank you for knitting my blue hat. It keeps me very warm in the cold weather and I always wear it on my way to exercise early in the morning. I live in Northern California and the days can be very cold in the winter. Good luck to you and your future goals!


David P

January 10, 2015

Dear Akello Alice,
I greatly enjoy the hat you knitted. I bought it today at a store in downtown New York City. I hope to visit Northern Uganda one day to learn about your country. Happy New Year from the US.

Kelly Davis

December 28, 2014

Dear Akello Alice,
My name is Kelly and I live in Boston, Massachusetts. I bought one of the hats you made and I love it. It is the best hat I have ever owned. I really enjoy the beautiful stitching. I have been wearing the hat ever since I bought it. I can't wait to buy something else from this website, so when I do I'll be looking for your name on the tag. Thank you so much for making my hat.
♡ Kelly

Anais Bolet

December 23, 2014

dear Alice
i live in Venezuela far from your country and love you put into your tissues has reached me, pulling your heart
May God bless you

Rachel Rogers

December 13, 2014

Akello Alice,
I bought a hat made by you today and I love it! I love the color you chose and the pattern is delightful! Thank you for putting such care into your work.
I hope and pray that you will be able to build your house soon!


November 23, 2014

Thank You for making my hat and being an inspiration to not only your people but to everyone.

Ashton Scott

November 15, 2014

Thanks for keeping me warm with your story AND your hat. May God bless you and keep you!

Bailey Jorgensen

September 3, 2014

September 3rd, 2014

Dear Akello Alice,
I just received one of your hats, that you made, for my 20th Birthday gift and I absolutely love it! I just can't wait until the fall season comes around so I can start wearing it :) Thank you so much for your work and all of the work you do in Uganda. I have just printed out the picture of you from KrochetKids.org and you are now hanging on my prayer board! My prayers go out to you as you keep working to get yourself a house for your family and for all of the women over in Northern Uganda. May God bless your work and all you do!
Thanks again,
Bailey Jorgensen (USA)

Harisen Davis

August 19, 2014

Dear Akello Alice,
Thank you so very much for the beautiful bag. I got it for my birthday and I love it so much. I wear it everyday. I hope you find a home for your family. Thank you again,


June 27, 2014

Thank you so much Akello Alice. I really appreciate your gift. I ordered the Daisy and I am in love with this bag. You did it so beautifully! I pray that your dream of building a home for your family becomes a reality and you continue to make many people happy with your pieces. I pray blessings upon your family and Northern Uganda.

Amaiya Mason (USA)

Hannah Sombrito

January 15, 2014

Dear Akello Alice,
Thank you so much for my beautifully knitted beanie you made. You are a strong and amazing woman. I hope to have kids one day that grow up with the same generosity that you have. I have the upmost respect for you. God Bless you and all your loved ones, far and near. I would love to hear more about you and your everyday life.
Sincerely, Hannah Sombrito

Gabby Swann

December 25, 2013

AKello Alice:
Thank you so much for making my hat. I received it as a Christmas present and I am so thankful. I hope your holidays are warm and nice. I plan on buying all my hats from Krochet Kids, and getting my friends some too. I hope your dream comes true soon!
Merry Christmas,

Susan B

December 25, 2013

Hello Akello Alice! I wanted to write you and say that I received a beanie you created today as a gift... Not only is it gorgeous... But knowing your beautiful smile and story is behind it, made it the best gift I have ever received. I will think of you EVERY time I put it on and hope you know your work of art warms my heart. Wishing you all the best in life and may all of your dreams and goals come true!
-Susan- USA

Courtney Skade

December 25, 2013

Thank you so much for this beautiful beanie Alice! You are such a beautiful person and I appreciate all of the time you put into making the beanie! God bless you and your family.

Lots of love sent your way from my family and I.

Thank you again! xoxo

Natalie Glomb

December 25, 2013

Akello Alice,
I would like to take this time to thank you for making my cream hat. It is so beautifully made! I will use it here in Minnesota to go back and forth from school and work to stay warm in the cold Minnesota winter! The hat fits perfectly! Your story truly touched me and I wish only the best for you and your family as you try to better your life's. God bless.
-Natalie Glomb

elizaveta kligerman

December 16, 2013

Hi, Akello Alice! My name is Leeza, i'm from Russia, but right now live in California. I just got your beautiful beige beanie with 3 thin stripes on it. I love it very much, thank you for making it! Read your story, saw your smile, and am crying now. No kidding! :} Big hugs!!!

Andrea Burns

September 11, 2013

Thank you for creating my lovely yellow hat! It's warm, comfortable, sassy, and I can tell that it was made with love. - Andrea

Carla Jorge

August 20, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful beanie, made with so much love.
I bought it in a shop in south Western Australia and I love it.
I love that you are able to make money this way and I hope you can build your house soon.
You have a beautiful smile. May blessings and love fill your world. Thank you xxxxxx

Jason Robert Shipley

May 13, 2013

Good morning Alice from Florida!!!!
It's so Beautiful and I will cherish this for years to come, I just love it!
I will def say a prayer for you my sister! I'm serving in the military, USAF
but I believe your serving an even greater cause, to help our fellow brothers and sisters across the
world! Way to go and continue to do what you do because the Lord is with you for sure! God bless you my sister! :D

Sirlanka Bunce

May 11, 2013

I just purchased one of your beautiful headbands. Thank you and may all your dreams come true.

Annie Gilmore

April 25, 2013

Alice, thank you SO much for my beautiful hat! I absolutely love it and will wear it all the time. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you again!

Sarah Palmer

March 20, 2013

Thanks, Alice! I just got my best friend the beautiful "Emma" green/flower headband that you made and I'm shipping it to her tomorrow for her 23rd birthday. I was so tempted to keep it for myself, but I know that she'll love it. :) I hope that you're doing well and that your dream to build a house comes true soon!

Justin Ridgers

March 18, 2013

Thank you Akello Alice for the beautiful hat you crocheted for me in my favorite color of Army Green. I will wear it with pride and tell everyone I meet about your encouraging story. Keep working hard and I know all your dreams will come true!

Nathan Boys

February 14, 2013

Thank you so much! Your craftsmanship is AMAZING. I love this thing to death and enjoy telling people about it. God bless!

Mary Poillon

February 11, 2013

Thank you for this wonderful product- I love it! You are so talented and I hope that all of your wishes come true. You are a true inspiration to so many and you deserve the best. God bless.


February 8, 2013

This is the best gift Ive received in a long time. Youre a beautiful woman and thank you for all you do. God bless you.

Christine Myers

February 1, 2013

I received my hat as a Christmas present and I love it!!!! It's kept me so warm this winter.
I read your story and I admire your perseverance through the storms you've endured in your life.
Keep fighting the good fight . You're a strong woman and I pray God continues to bless you and your loved ones.
You're story has touched my heart from across the globe and I am certain you are touching many hearts close to home . :)

Tarra Samuelson

January 9, 2013

Thank you Akello for the beautiful beanie. It was a wonderful gift to have opened. Your story inspires us all.

Alyssha Loewen

December 24, 2012

Today i received your hat as a christmas gift from a client of mine. I work at a pharmacy and have a diverse group of patients but the majority are struggling with addiction and living on the streets. This gift made by you is one of the kindest gifts I've ever received and I love that it's 'paying it forward'
Thank you

Caitlin H

December 1, 2012

I just received my beautiful hat in the mail this morning! Your work is outstanding, and I cannot thank you enough for the gift you have made for me. You are an incredibly brave woman, and I hope my donation will aid you in pursuing your dreams. May God bless you and your family!

Sending love all the way from northern Michigan this holiday season! Thank you for keeping my head warm :)

Alice Geng

November 28, 2012

Thank you Akello Alice! Your handiwork is very beautiful, as well as your story and your goals. May God bless you and your friends and family! Love from California <3


November 25, 2012

Thanks Alice, love my new beanie, all the way from Hawaii!

Koby Miller

November 19, 2012

Alice, thank you so much for taking the time to create my new hat! It is beautiful! May God continue to encourage you to become the unique person He created you to be! Blessings to you and your family!

Riann O'Neill

November 19, 2012

I had the great fortune of buying your hat. It keeps my head very warm in New York City. I work for a hair salon so I think it's very lucky and great that you cut hair! Chase your dreams sister!

Jackie Sanders

November 11, 2012

Hello Alice ! I just bought one of your beautiful hats for my son -- he will wear it throughout our very COLD winter in New York City! You are very talented and I am so happy to see your beautiful, smiling face and will think of you whenever I see my son put on his new Waldo hat!

nichole hayes

November 3, 2012

Thank you so much Alice! I can't tell you how much it warmed my heart to see your handwritten name in my beanie. The beanie was already my favorite but because of your signature touch and hearing your story it is something I will always treasure forever. You are so beautiful and you've given everyone a little piece of your beauty with every stitch. <3

terry don mooney

October 8, 2012

thanks soooo much for my new beanie. was present for my 50th birthday....i will wear it while riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle as it seems will stay on. hahaha. excellent hat! keep smiling babe

Rengu Zhan

September 19, 2012

Hi Alice! I got this adorable three-colored beanie a while ago. Thank you for making it, and the fact that you crocheted it makes wearing it an ever more pleasurable experience. Wish your dream comes true...which i'm sure it will one day.Thanks for sharing your story and keep that beautiful smile on you. Fingers crossed for you

Jen Kim

September 17, 2012

Hi Alice(:
i love love love my new hat, sooo cute! i really enjoyed your story and i hope for the best in your future!

Marissa Villanueva

September 4, 2012

Hey Alice! I got my hat a while back, but I wanted to thank you for this beautiful gift! I wish you the best and God bless! :D

Jordan Halliday.

August 6, 2012

Hi Alice, I got my hat a while ago. I never had much time to keep this out. Until now. I just wanted to say thank you so much for my beanie. I love it. I am so proud of Uganda. And, you are really doing a good job. Its pretty cool what you do. Its inspirational and admireable. Thank you.

Olivia Knight

July 24, 2012

Hi Alice! Thank you so much for making this beautiful headband! I wear it all the time and i think your story is so inspirational. Keep crocheting and keep helping people! Thanks again!

Pali D.

March 20, 2012

Alice, Thank you so much for making my hat. I enjoyed reading what you wrote and pray that you'll continue to be such a joy to so many more people. Bless you! :)

Marcus Williamson

March 15, 2012

Alice, Thank you so much for my hat! It's a honor to know that you made this hat! As a small business owner I understand how great it feels to produce a product by hand and then be able to sell it to support your family. Thanks again for you hard work! May God Bless all you do!

Laura Basilico

February 3, 2012

Thanks so much for making me such an awesome hat. I have never worn a hat so much as I do now. I am so grateful to be able to thank you! You are amazing at what you do. Best of luck to you!!!

Kayla Rooney

January 23, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I have bought multiple hats but the Bella is one of my all time favorites. People are constantly asking me where I got it and when I tell them, they along with me sing your praises. You are a very talented and beautiful person. God bless and good luck with all of your plans.

Estefania S

January 18, 2012


Tahlia White

January 6, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat Alice, it's chilly here in Oregon and I wear it all the time! It is my favorite hat! :)

Nancy Cameron-Oates

January 5, 2012

Alice, thank you very much for my beautiful hat. My niece gave it to me for Christmas. I wear it while I am walking my dog on our cold Canadian winter days. My hat is soft and well-made and I love the colours that you chose. Thanks!

Brittany Thomas

January 5, 2012

Alice, thank you so much!! I love my hat ! It's super comfortable and I'm sure it will keep me nice and warm all winter long! What your doing is awesome, Its really great that you are doing everything you can to support the people around you who are in need. I will remember you and your dream of building a house in my prayers every day! God bless!

Damian Correa

December 25, 2011

Alice, I love the hat you made. It will keep me warm in New York City on cold winter nights. May God bless you. I find your story inspiring. I believe that dreams do come true.

Shelby Smith

December 25, 2011

I just received a beautiful hat from you for Christmas and it was absolutely the best gift that I got! Every time I wear it, I will remember you and the beautiful work that you continue to do on hats just like mine. Thank you so much for everything that you are doing, and I hope that your house is in the near future. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones :)

Carly Welsh

December 25, 2011

Thank you soo much I got this hat for christmass and I really hope you will get something as great as this for the holidays because you deserve it!!!

Whitney Ferreira

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much Alice. I love my new hat and you did an absolutely beautiful job knitting it. I dream to travel to Uganda, and hopefully I will be able to thank you in person. You are beautiful, God bless!

Emily Bentley

December 16, 2011

Hey !!! My best friend gifted me with one of your wonderful beanies ! Great job love it !!!


November 14, 2011

Thank you Alice for my beautiful olive green hat! I just bought it today and am already in love with it! I wanted to say I hope you fulfill your dream of getting a house. Your knitting skills are amazing...I would never be able to knit like you! I wanted to say thank you again for my wonderful beanie:)

Britney Trone

November 5, 2011

Thank you so much Akello Alice for my beautiful green hat!! Every day that I wear it I am eager for people to complement so that I can talk about you and pass on the inspiration that you give me when I wear it. Thanks again so much. Don't give up on your dreams!!

Jenna Kvidt

October 25, 2011

Alice, thank you so much for the beautiful hat, I absolutely love it! It is so soft and warm and each stitch is perfect. You do an amazing job and I wish you a happy, successful and blessed life!

Casey Adam Leslie

October 23, 2011

Thank you Alice! just got the beanie not to long ago, and it is amazing! you did a fantastic job, looks & feels amazing. you are beautiful and i know your hard work will be rewarding for you. Thanks again, and i hope this small contribution helps. May god bless you and continue to provide for you. :-)

with love,
Casey L.

Michael Warra

October 3, 2011

Thank you ALICE!!! I love the Twin Fin that you have made for me. I live in a very cold state, and my ears are really sensitive to the cold. Your hat is not only very beautifully made, but it will also keep me precious ears nice and warm. I thank you for your hard work, and I hope you get all the money you need, to reach your goal.


Alex Pope

September 28, 2011

Alice, thank you for the beautiful piece of art you created! I hope that it helps you move just one step further towards your goals! :)

Katy Gann

September 26, 2011

Wow!!! You have such beautiful stitches. I got this hat as a gift for my little brother for Christmas, and I am sure he will love it. Good luck with your house and with all your future endeavors. Thank you so much.


September 23, 2011

Thank you for the hat you made me I love it I going to wear it every day.!!


September 22, 2011

Akello!!! Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! Please never give up on your dreams! You are so beautiful and you will go so far! Again thank you so much and stay strong!
Love, Elizabeth!


September 22, 2011

Merci beaucoup Akello Alice! I received the gorgeous hat that you made in the mail today, it truly is wonderful. I wish you the very best in all that you do. Thanks again.

Tatiana G

September 21, 2011

Akello Alice, thank you so much for the hat you have made for me. I just received it today and I LOVE the love that was put into it. I hope you fulfill your dreams!!! It is an amazing one.

Cristina Patrut

September 20, 2011

The hat is adorable and so soft. :) I don't think I could have gotten a better quality hat. Thank you so much and I'm sure ill be wearing it throughout the Winter. =D

Sue Campbell

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much, Alice, for the lovely hat you made me. It looks and feels beautiful, and I appreciate your fine crochet work.

Ximena P

September 19, 2011

Gracias Alice, I love my hat it will go with me every where.

Hannah Chung

September 7, 2011

not only is it super cute, but it keeps me warm too!
your the besttt!

James Fisher

August 30, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat! It's phenomenal: great quality, with fantastic style, while being one of a kind these days because its hand made. I love it! =D

Kerry Palmer

August 11, 2011

Thank you so much for the warm hat! It's very cold in northern New York and i will be wearing it all the time :)

Levi Halsey

July 28, 2011

Alice! THANK YOU SO MUCH for my laptop case! Since owning my computer i have dreamed of a crocheted case, your skills have made my dream a reality, thank you =)

Jeff Bernard & Tas K

May 5, 2011

Asante Sana!

john schultz

December 12, 2010

Bonjour Alice,
I received the hat just in time for the cold wind and rain in oregon. Great job. I hope alll is well, and you have a great new year. God Bles

Jenna Loerop

October 28, 2010

Thank You Alice for making my 5207.5 --- it's getting really cold here in Chicago and I've been wearing it all the time!! It's beautifully made & oh so warm! Thank You!

tim boehr

October 17, 2010

thank you alice!
i love my hat soo much. it is the best beanie i have ever had. i used it snowboarding, surfing, everywhere i go