Akello Jennifer

Uganda |Crocheter
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Akello Jennifer made many attempts to escape her poverty during her life including marrying young and starting her own small business, but was unable to find a sustainable source of income and always found herself in trouble again. With the money that she now earns, Jennifer is able to provide for herself and her children and no longer must risk her life to put food on the table. She hopes to continue to grow herself and her family so that they might all be successful.

After a difficult upbringing during times of war, Jenifer cultivated the strength to keep pushing forward no matter what life throws her way. Now, she is married with five children and wants to be able to provide for them and give them an education.

“I dream to give my children the best of education since I was denied that by my parents.”

“My most enjoyable activity is farming.”

“Love means showing affection, and caring for one another.”

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Previous Thank Yous


December 15, 2017

Hello, Canadian here. I just received a hat made by you and I wanted to thank you so much; it is very lovely, well made and of very good quality! I can tell that you really value your work and that you put time and effort into your products. I wish you and your family, as well as all the women at KK the very best, and I hope that you will one day be able to fulfill your dream of attending school. Thank you again!

Jodi Griffith

January 5, 2017

Hi Akello,

I bought your braided hat a few years ago and love it...I'm sorry if I'm just getting around now to thanking you...but thank you so much...it was worth every dollar and very well made...something that's rare in the US these days is well made products! I thank you again and when my hat wears out I will try and contact you to make another one! The hat is so appreciated in Massachsuetts where it's cold at least 5 months out of the year!
Thanks....Jodi G. Weymouth, MA

Giezy Mena

November 8, 2016

Dear Akello Jennifer,

Thank you sincerely for the product you made! I bought the Hoot children's beanie and it is beautiful. I have no doubt the child I gift this to will enjoy it very much.

Laura Goode

November 16, 2015

Akello Jennifer,

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I am from Missoula, Montana in the US where it gets very cold and I love to wear the hat you made. You are so incredibly talented! You are an inspiration and I will think of you and pray for you every time I wear my hat. God bless you and your family! ❤️


November 10, 2014

Merci pour votre beau travail. Le chapeau me gardera bien au chaud pendant l'hiver qui vient . A vous, je vous souhaite de réussir dans votre entreprise. Encore une fois: MERCI 111

Ebonya Stubbs

June 1, 2014

Thank you so much for your work it is absolutely beautiful!!!


January 30, 2014

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I will wear it with pride, and keep you and your family in my prayers whenever I see it. God bless you and keep you and your family.


November 30, 2013

Akello Jennifer,

The hat that you made, unknowingly for me, is such a gift. I am truly an advocate of yours and am so inspired by your mission; I am touched by your drive and all that you've accomplished.


September 30, 2013

Dear Akello Jennifer,

I am in awe of the beauty you can bring to a simple hat! I admire your dedication and hard work. Your family is lucky to have such a strong role model as a mother. Thank you for allowing me to be part of it.

Alissa O

March 29, 2013

Hi! Thank you so very much for hand making the beautiful crochet bow that I now own. It is one of my favorite pieces and I am constantly being asked "who made it!" A special thank you from California!

Katie McG

February 20, 2013

Hello! I live in Denver Colorado, where today our skies are full of snow! I'm wearing a beautifully crocheted golden yellow hat that you made and that I adore! Thank you for your fine craftsmanship! I wish you all the best!

Gary Pollard

February 1, 2013

Thank you for putting your heart into something that brings me warmth and comfort. I pray that it pleases your soul knowing your hard work is most beneficial to many people all over, especially me. God bless you and everything your hands touch..

Kyle Lamb

January 24, 2013

Thank you so much for making this hat for me. It is so comfortable to wear and knowing that you made it for a good reason makes it so much more special. Weather just got really cold outside so its nice to have a warm hat to keep my ears warm. Thanks so much and keep working towards your goals.

Susan S

December 23, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I was ill and lost much of my hair. Thankfully it is beginning to grow back now, but each night when I get home I take off my wig and put on my hat. It makes me feel better about myself to look in a mirror and see your handiwork instead of my bald head :)) Blessings and peace to you and your family. I hope that all your aspirations are reached. Much love :)


November 12, 2012

thank you some much for your blissful hands.. i feel your hands in my hat :) sending you much love in return <3

Tanya Johnson

September 19, 2012

Jennifer my hat is amazing. You are an AMAZING person. Thank You....


February 3, 2012

Thank you! My yellow hat brings sunshine to my day! :)

willie n

January 23, 2012

Thank you so ugh for the hat! i love it and wear it around everywhere, i hope u meet all your goals and once again thanks :)

Kristen Heinekamp

January 17, 2012

Thank you so much for this incredible hat! I wear it proudly nearly every day :)

Christian Frost

December 30, 2011

thankyou so much jennifer for the amazing hat !!!

Marcella Deocampo

December 27, 2011

THANK YOU AKELLO!!!! I LOVE MY BETTY!! I GOT MAROON. I just cant believe you actually touched this hat!! its life changing.

Marcella Deocampo

December 27, 2011

Thank you so much for your beautiful hand made hat. IT IS SO WARM!! You are an AMAZING WOMAN!!! thank you so much for my hat. <33
love, marcella(11 year old) :))

Berret Capps

December 27, 2011

Jennifer! I absolutely fell in love with my hat I wear it all of the time! Your work is amazing! Thank yo so much I love how it keeps me warm! I hope the donation helps out! Keep up the amazing beautiful work that you do! You are awesome!

Heidi Keating

December 27, 2011

Dear Akello Jennifer,

I received my hat as a gift and I absolutely adore it! It is so well made and so soft and the color is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your talent- I will treasure this hat.

Danielle burgess

December 26, 2011

Thank you for the hat! I am in love with it and am so grateful for it. I am glad to have helped you with your dream of going back to school. Thank you :)

Jillian Oxendine

December 25, 2011

Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for my beautiful hat that I received this morning for Christmas. I love it and cannot wait to wear it everywhere. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well. Thanks again for my hat, your craftsmanship is amazing. God bless!

Jennifer Hayward

December 25, 2011

Hi, I got a hat for Christmas and I love it. I thought it was so special because my name is also Jennifer and Africa is special in my heart because I spent six months in Equatorial Guinea on the west coast of Africa. I pray that God continues to provide and bless you. You are an inspiration!

Mackenzie Moore

December 23, 2011

Thank you for my beautiful hat! The hat that you made is keepimg me warm and I hope the donation that I made is keeping you warm. You are an amazing craftswomen and person! Happy holidays!
Thank you, Mackenzie

Katie Basch

November 26, 2011

Jennifer, thanks for making a super cool hat! I'm sure it will keep my head nice and toasty in the cold snow! I'm so happy you made the ball detachable! It is very soft and I can tell it was made with lots of love! I'm very grateful for this wonderful hat. Your hat has made me very happy:) thanks

Todd Montgomery

November 12, 2011

I love my hat beautiful color like dark blue kinda green but it keeps my head and my soul warm. Thank you so much for making this.

Kellen Receveur

November 10, 2011

I just got my hat not that long ago. i hope the small donation i made helps you in some way. ive been getting alot of people around the iupui campus to get involved with this, so hopefully they will also help out. you have an amazing talent with making these hats. thank you so much for it. since ive gotten it my grandma has been yelling that im going to go bald because i wear it so much. thanks again.
I wish you the bes of luck,
Kellen Receveur
Indianapolis Indiana US

Kendra Wheeler

November 1, 2011

Akello Jennifer, thank you so much for my lovely hat! I just got it and cannot wait to wear it! I will pray for you and your family when I wear it! Thank you!

Sarah Ray

October 29, 2011

Dear Jennifer,
I love how you are making such a huge impact in your area just by doing a simple thing like crocheting things for people all over the world. You and all of the ladies are a true blessing and I look up to the way that you are willing to work for a change in your life rather than do nothing about it; you don't see that work ethic in America very often. I will be praying for you and all of the ladies at Krochet Kids. What you ladies are doing is admirable and I know that God will bless you with every desire of your heart.

Sarah Ray
West Virginia, US

Sarah Olives

October 7, 2011

Dear Akello,
I just got my hat and raced here to write you a message.
You have really good craftsmanship. I really hope you can send your children to school and go back as well.
Keep on crocheting, you're great! :)

Much love,
Sarah olives
Lakewood, Washington, US

Full Name*Amy Moore

September 30, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I will think of you and your family every time I wear it.
Amy Moore
Lexington, KY

Taylor Ainsley

September 23, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat! It is amazing and I just really appreciate the work you put in to making this. I wish you the best and hope everything is well. Thanks again,

Ashleigh Close

September 21, 2011

Dear Akello Jennifer,
I received my hat today in the mail and was so happy. I put it on immediately. I look forward to wearing it endlessly throughout the fall and winter. The quality and care of the hat is beyond impressive. I will be spreading the word in regards to where I purchased my Barney hat, in hopes that I will be see others adorning Krochet Kids products. Good luck to you in your endeavors, may God bless you and your family, and thank you for being apart of such a wonderful project.

Warmest Regards and Wishes,

Heidi Hansen

September 21, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I absolutely love it and I love the personalization! This is such an amazing organization and I want to buy a scarf next! I wish you all the best and keep working towards your goals :-) love from Omaha, Nebraska!

Jared Halvorsen

September 20, 2011

Thank you so much for the loving care that you put into my hat! I hope that you and your family have the best in life and my family and I are praying for you and yours. I hope you have a wonderful year and I hope that I will get another hat from you.
Love, Jared :)

Taylor Griffith

September 16, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat, Alice. I love it!!!!! its beautiful! it made me want to learn how to crochet :) well i hope you have a happy wonderful life and that you will accomplish dream of going to school :) im also glad that you and your family wont have to go with out a house anymore
Love, Taylor :)

Maggie Patterson

August 20, 2011

I love my hat! Thank you so much Jennifer! You're amazing and beautiful and I really appreciate all you do. I only hope that when I am older, I'll be as brave and hard-working as you!
Love, Maggie <3

LuAnne Gardner

August 13, 2011

Jennifer, You are a very talented and beautiful woman. I love my hat and will proudly wear it as I think of you. I wish I could crochet the way you do!
I send you joy, peace and love, and a life that makes you happy. With much love, LuAnne

Moya Chang

May 31, 2011

Thank you so much akello for making this beautiful hat i received. i hope you will be able to achieve your goals in life. i will always remember you when wearing the hat. thanks ;)- with love moya

McKenzie Jordan

April 14, 2011

Thank you so much for this hat! You are beautiful, and the hat you made is beautiful. I love wearing it, and it will always make me think of your face and story. I will pray every time I wear it that you will be blessed and that your heart will know peace.

Julianna Morrall

April 8, 2011


I have been wearing the blue "margot" style hat that you crocheted almost constantly since I received it. It is beautifully done and every time I look in a mirror your beautiful work reminds me that this world is smaller than it is appears and that we are all interconnected.

I currently live in the central province of Kenya, facilitating a volunteer program for an organization called Flying Kites which runs a home and a primary school for orphaned children. We have also started a weaving/crocheting/beading business which employs women, much like Krochet Kids, so the work you do is close to my heart. I hope to visit you all someday soon. More importantly, I hope you are able to achieve your dreams of returning to school and sending your children to school.

Asante sana,

alyssa galli

January 9, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful hat, Jennifer. I just bought it and can't wait to wear it all winter. I hope you achieve your dream of going back to school. What a wonderful role model for your children!
Best wishes...alyssa

Lester Corral

December 25, 2010

I love my Hat Jennifer... I wear it all the time and your craftsmanship is great. I am an artist and I recognize talent. You are amazing . Thanks Again for the very well made hat . Everyone of my friends wants one also. take care and keep doing what you are doing . Much Love from San Diego Ca.