Akello Florence

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When she was ten years old, Akello Florence was held in captivity for twelve years. Since beginning her work with KK Uganda, Florence has been able to save enough money to support her family and send her children to school. She enjoys doing housework and dreams of soon buying land and building a home for herself and her children.

“My dream is to acquire a piece of land where I can settle with my children.”

“Love is something that can unite strangers together, something that can turn a burning heart into laughter and smiles. Love is unconditional.”

“Thank you for the program and for all the good things the program has done and is still doing for our lives. God should bless the works of KK intl. abundantly so they can spread into other regions and help more vulnerable women.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Vivian M.

September 4, 2018

Hello Akello Florence! Thank you for making the hat I ordered for my baby boy due this month! I can't wait to see it on him! Sending you lots of love, light & gratitude!

Caryn Costlow

January 19, 2018

Hi Akello! I have a beautiful hat that you made as part of the winter Causebox. I love it and wear it all the time! Thank you for making this hat, I'm counting on it lasting for a long time!

Caryn Costlow

January 19, 2018

Hi Akello! I have a beautiful hat that you made as part of the winter Causebox. I love it and wear it all the time! Thank you for making this hat, I'mcounting on it lasting for a long time!

Alanna Wood

December 17, 2017

Hello Akello Florence! I just received my winter causebox and my beautiful touque was inside, made and signed by you. Reading your story and seeing your photo to put a face to your name is so awesome. May God bless you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers :)

Brooklyn Parsons

November 10, 2016

Hello Akello! I just wanted to say thank you so much for stitching together this beautiful and cozy hat that I've purchased in Saint Joseph, Michigan. It will be perfect for the winter. I love it dearly! You truly are an outstanding woman and your story is inspirational. Thank you!

Jonathan Bourne

December 1, 2015

Thank you so very much! for making the wonderful hat I just received! I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA where it starts getting very cold in December. Thanks to you, I will be very warm this year! I hope that all is well with you.

Nikki Wallace

November 12, 2015

Hi Akello!

I purchased a scarf you made last night and wanted you to see what I posted song it on Facebook and Instagram :)

??✔️? I never spend $50 on a scarf, but please read why I did...?✔️??

Last night on date night, I stopped into one of my favorite stores in Frederick, MD called "Velvet Lounge".

I immediately found a few pair of jeans that I liked, some tops too- but then I saw this table full of mittens, scarves, and hats that had signatures on them and pictures of who made them.

I immediately put down all of the clothes I wanted to try on and told my husband "This is what I want".

I didn't even know WHY I was buying it... I didn't even do my research... It was just the fact that someone hand made this scarf from Uganda... I had to have it.

So just moments ago- I went on the krochetkids.org website and read all about this scarf and the person who made it.

I was immediately in tears!!!! My decision to buy it last night was helping this organization and person who made it more than I knew!!!

Read Akello Florence's story...


Akello.... wherever you are... Thank you for being who you are... I love my scarf and will cherish it for the rest of my life! I'm so happy that my purchase helps your family eat and sends your children to school!

#krochetkids #proud #akelloflorence #thankyou


August 25, 2015

Thank you so much Akello! I have one of your hats or beanies as we call them here in America in a black color. I really enjoy it. It is my favorite hat right now. May God bless you and your children! As my favorite verse says, 'God can't even tell us the plans for us because we won't believe Him!' (Habakkuk 1:5)

Erica Chan

February 19, 2015

Dear Akello Florence,

I purchased this hat a month ago because I needed a warm hat for my head for the winter. When I received this hat, I noticed that your name was on the tag. To know that this was handcrafted and made by you makes me appreciate this hat even more. I am thankful to KKI for sharing your story, however, I am also thankful for your hard work and beautiful craftsmanship. I am praying for you and your family, that you may achieve your dream and much much more. God bless you!
Sincerely, Erica

Savannah Parsons

January 13, 2015

Someone very dear to me bought me a hat that was handmade by you. I absolutely adore it, not only because of the person who gave it to me, but for the meaning behind every knit put into it. Thank you so much for all that you do in order to empower the lives of women, you truly are amazing. I hope that all of your dreams come true for you and your family. "Love is unconditional." GOD BLESS

Maureen RYan

December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014

Dear Akello,
I recieved my hat as a Christmas present, and I absolutely love it! Your craftsmanship is beautiful, and your hard work shines through! I wish you all the success for you and your family to buy the land you dreamt of buying. Thank you so much and I hope you have a very happy new year!
Sending hugs from California,

Arasie Armendarez

December 26, 2014

thank you very much! when I bought it I thought it was just an ordinary beanie but then I got home and read the message behind it and I was so touched! it is beautiful. thank you.

Abigail Hortegas

December 25, 2014

Akello Florence-

Thank you so much for creating such a precious hat for me to wear. My sister purchased it for me for Christmas and I will think of her and you each time I wear it. You, your family, and your dream of purchasing land will be in my prayers.

Merry Christmas!

Lillian Beil

December 8, 2014

Dear Akello,
Thank you so much for my beautiful white Madeline hat. I love it so much! I am already inspired by your life even though I only know just a little bit about you. You are beautiful, wonderful, and so talented. I will continue to pray that God would bless you and your family.

You are more special than you know!

Sara Marie White

November 24, 2014

Dear Akello Florence,

Thank you so much for my Stella hat, it is so lovely and I truly appreciate it! You are a such beautiful and strong woman! It is so wonderful that you were able to save enough money to send your children to school! Keep up the amazing work. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for the strength to continue your journey towards buying land and building a home.


Jayme Woolam

August 11, 2014

I love my headband and I will pray for you when I wear it!

Alyssa LoPiccolo

July 12, 2014

Dear Akello Florence,

Thank you so much for the headband! I love it and it is so beautiful! I receive many compliments when I wear it! Best wishes on fulfilling your dreams!


Tara Garvey

December 7, 2013

I bought one of your hats the other day and I can't explain how beautiful it is. Things that are hand made are always amazing, they show hard work and focus. I wish I had the talent you have. Reading your story was intense I H.O.P.E (Hold On Peace Exists)you are able to live on a piece of land with your kids. You deserve that and so much more.


Ashley Cates

September 28, 2013

Thank you SO much for my scarf. I am in love with it and I know you put in a lot of hard work to make it!! Thank you thank you!!

Susanna Tovar

March 6, 2013

Hi Florence,
Thank you so much for making these. I
bought mine and I absolutely love it. Beautiful
piece of work! You are a beautiful person and where
ever life takes you.....good luck.

Best Regards and Warmest Wishes,

Sofie Paulsson

January 6, 2013

Florence, thank you so much. You seem like such an amazong woman!
Lots of love

Kelly Flood

January 3, 2013

Dear Akello Florence,

I got a hat that you made for Christmas last year. It's my favorite present ever! I'm always wearing it, and I'm glad that to help out KKU. It's a great cause, and I'm glad for the help it's given. Obviously we've never met, but I wanted to show my appreciation for the beautiful hat! I'm happy to learn that you are doing well, and I sincerely hope you achieve your dream of obtaining a plot of land for you and your family. I'll pray that you have a wonderful life.

Happy New Year!
-Kelly Flood

Carson Braun

December 24, 2012

Thank you very much! It can get very cold where I live and these hats are amazingly warm! I have wanted a hat from Krochet Kids for about a year or two now and got two of them for an early Christmas present :) i love them so thank you very much!

- A very happy girl!
Carson :)

Karissa Ty

December 21, 2012

Akello Florence - Thank you for taking your time and making my hat! Really love it! It's beautiful. Cheers!

Rachel Penrose

December 8, 2012

I just bought one of the hats you created today :) I love it so much and it's cold already in Washington state! It is so unique and beautiful. Thank you for your work!:) I hope you achieve your dream and are able to get land for you and your children!
Thank you very, very much,

Adriana Portal

November 17, 2012

I am so in love with this hat! Thank you so much and I'll pray that you achieve your dream of getting that house on your own piece of land. :)
Thank you,

Brenna Wolfe

July 8, 2012

Thank you so much for making this scarf and bow tie they are beautiful. All my friends love it. I am sitting here right now with my best friend and she is in love with this scarf. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is wonderful, thank you so much!

God Bless You,
Brenna :)

Jane van dam

May 6, 2012

Thank you very much for the hat/beanie that u made! We have given it to my husband for his birthday and it will keep him warm and he really likes it. We are from Tasmania and it is winter now. Thank you again!

Reina Horikawa

January 21, 2012

Aloha Akello,
I live in Hawaii where I don't usually need such a warm hat, but I'll be traveling to Oregon to go snowboarding soon. My friend bought me the Thomas for Christmas and I LOVE it! I can't wait to make use of such a cute piece of wearable art. Good luck to you in pursuing your dreams. Mahalo (thank you) for your gift.
God bless,

Makaela Painter

December 27, 2011

Thank you so much for making my wonderful hat! It is so so so beautiful. I'm not quite sure which hat you made for me but I'm pretty sure it was the helm, anyway, thank you again. I hope you will soon be able to buy land and will continue to be able to take care of your family. I hope to get my friends involved in krochet kids!! Thanks Again,

Brandon V Videtich

December 24, 2011

Thank you for the hat! I love it!! I am from Lincoln, NE USA and am excited to wear it in the cold winters that we have here. I hope that you are coming close to attaining the land you wish to settle with you children and keep working hard, good things happen to good people :)

Haley Phillips

December 24, 2011

Thank you so much! You are amazing at crocheting these beautiful one of a kind hats. I truly hope that you have a perfect holiday season and a great new year!

Lynn Lawson

December 22, 2011

Dear Akello Florence,

Thank you so much for my hat. I absolutely love it! I hope you're able to buy your land to build a home very soon. Remember that your gifts do make a difference to the world. Keep working toward your goals!

Love and Blessings,

Jennifer Martens

December 18, 2011

Dear Akello Florence,

I purchased the Hodge Podge hat in the slate color and I absolutely love it...it is very beautiful! It makes me feel so good knowing I own a hat made by one of the many dedicated and talented women in the Krochet Kids program. I truly hope my doing so can help you succeed in life and realize your dreams. May God bless you for many years to come!

Jennifer Martens

Matthew Scott

December 13, 2011

You are such a skilled and talented woman! I love the hat You created. I hope You achieve Your goal of a new house and hope Your children are doing well in school. Knowledge is power. Jah bless!


December 5, 2011

Akello Florance,
Thank you for the beautiful hand made hat. Mine is dark green which matches the tree I see everyday in Washington state! It touches my heart that you are so hard working and strong. I know that you will achieve your dream of owning land for you and your children! It is wonderful for me to wear a hat made by such a wonderful, beautiful woman.
May life bring you much peace and joy,

Allison Mathews

December 1, 2011

Akello Florence,
Thank you so much! I just bought my hat today and I love it so much. I live in Oregon, USA and it's freezing cold here and I look forward to wearing your hat as soon as I can. Your story is inspiring, your achievements are admirable, and your work is wonderful. I'm proud to be wearing the product of a strong beautiful woman.


Cerina Johnson

October 19, 2011

You have an amazing gift, and a beautiful story! I will wear this hat with much gratitude and pride. I will ALWAYS remember of you and your beautiful smile. God Bless you and your family! :)

Love Always,

Raquel Arguello

October 19, 2011

Dear Florence,
:) THANK you soooo much for the beautiful piece of art that you created!!! I am writing you from California, U.S. I want you to know that receiving this wonderfully handmade beanie that was crocheted with nothing but love and thoughtfulness makes me happier beyond words. I needed a pick-me-up, & this was it! My prayers are with you and your family always. Every time I wear my hat I will think of you and I will share your story to everyone. Many blessings will come your way & you will forever prosper... <3 <3 <3
Much LOVE, Raquel Arguello

Dave Nuckolls

October 12, 2011

My hat is AWESOME!! I really like it and plan to wear it often! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work! You are very good!
Best of luck to you in the future. I hope all of your dreams come true!

Katherine Coccarelli

September 30, 2011

I love your hat! thanks so much! Whenever i wear it, i think of you. I'll pray for you. I hope you can get that new piece of land for you and your children!

Rachel Veltri

September 19, 2011

Akello Florence, thank you so much for my "Waldo" hat!! It's lovely and I'll wear it all the time. It takes a lot of talent to be able to make a hat as beautifully as you made mine. I could never do that. Jesus loves you!



September 17, 2011

thank you so much for making it for me! i love it and will wear it often. I hope you do well in life and get a new piece of land.

Myndi Hardgrave

August 25, 2011

I LOVE MY HAT!! Thank you so much for making it for me. I live in sunny California and it is still hot here but I can't wait for fall to arrive so I can wear it. Your story is so touching and I am praying for you and your family. I plan to share your story every time someone commments on my hat and I will encourage them to buy one for themselves. Sending love and prayers.

Sadie Botine

August 17, 2011

Thank you so much for such an incredible hat. I love that KKi makes it possible to meet the wonderful women like yourself who make these beautiful hats. I am definitely praying for you that you will be able to acquire some land for you and your family. Keep up the amazing work. You are a beautiful woman and your smile is very contagious.

Craig Fielden

May 5, 2011

Thanks for your hard work. The hat you made is beautiful, and your story is very compelling. I wish you the best and hope you are able to get your piece of land and build the home for you and your children that you've always dreamed of having.

April Uebel

February 14, 2011

Thanks so much for all the time and hard work you put into making my hat! My husband bought it for me as a gift and I couldn't have been more thrilled. Your story is incredible and I certainly hope all your dreams come true- May God bless you! -april

Caitlin Greenfield

February 8, 2011

I love the colors used for this beautiful hat. Thank you so much!

Gwen Sutphin

December 14, 2010

Akello Florence,

Your work is beautiful and I loved buying this knit hat knowing it was made by your own two hands. I am giving it to my brother this Christmas and I know he will love it, too. Thank you for something so beautiful. You have a beautiful smile!

God bless,


Monique Goffigan

October 18, 2010

thank you so much for your hard work in my hat you made! i love it so much it is definately one of a kind. I love it and pray for you and your country when i see it! thank you for using your talent to bless people. keep up your hard work it will pay off. I love you!