Akello Josephine

Uganda
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Due to serious health complications, Josephine could not walk for six years and was forced to drop out of school. During the war in Northern Uganda, she witnessed troubling situations that directly affected Josephine and her family. Occasionally during the war, she had to sleep in hideouts due to the fear of being abducted. After becoming a beneficiary of KK Uganda, she has fewer worries and is now saving to buy a plot of land.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“I plan to save as much money as possible and build a house where I can settle with my family.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love is showing genuine concern for someone without being forced.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“I am very grateful for the support and love that has been provided to me despite the fact that I am uneducated. I am treated with respect in the workplace.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Jocelyn Groff

January 25, 2018

Akello,
Thank you for the beautiful hat! I loved being able to read your story. My daughters (4 and 6) are only just starting the grasp the evil and injustice that is in the world. I am so thankful to have discovered KK and for the opportunity to help encourage, empower, and equip you and other women for abundant lives. May God bless you!

Jaime Schwartz

March 11, 2017

Dear Ms. Akello Josephine,

I received a scarf that you made as a gift a few years ago, and I love wearing it more and more with each passing year. I enjoy crocheting and making things by hand, so I often find myself marveling at the excellent handiwork and beauty! I wish you and your family the best. Thank you very much!

- Jaime

Dani B.

December 21, 2016

Dear Josephine,
Thank you so much for the time and effort your spent in making my beanie. It is beautiful and I will treasure it even more now knowing your story and the strength of the woman who made it. I am raising a young lady who we adopted from India. She is a strong young lady who has been through her own struggles. I will tell her your story so that she can learn from your strength, too.

Thank you,
Dani

Jean-Francois Ouellet Lamy

December 6, 2016

Thank you Josephine,

I have been wearing your beanie for years now, Without knowing that you personally made it.
I will keep wearing it... but differently now. I will send you a wish every-time. Hopefully they will make it across the ocean.

Merci beaucoup.

JF

Melinda

November 8, 2016

Thank you, Akello, for your beautiful work in creating the Agatha hat that I purchased. I am very grateful and will wear it with pride! May God bless you in all of your endeavors and may your dreams come true!

Mary Bannon

February 11, 2016

Thank you so much for making my wonderful hat. I wear it around my campus proudly all the time. I am so proud to say such a smart, ambitious, strong women made it.

God bless,
Mary

Eric waugh

January 16, 2016

I received your hat inside my birch box and I love it! Your work is awesome! Thankyou very much for your hard work

Connie Winterhalt

January 16, 2016

Thank you Ankello Josephine for the beautiful knit hat you made. It looks great and keeps me warm in our cold Canadian climate You are an inspiration to women everywhere. Keep working hard, good luck in your future and may God Bless you and your family.

Teal Hudson

January 4, 2016

i bought one of the hats you made at my favorite store, and i love it! its really soft and warm and its perfect for the weather where i live. thank you so much for making this hat, i am glad i bought it

Danielle

December 25, 2015

Akello Josephine,
Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I am proud to wear it knowing such a kind, loving, strong woman made it. I am so inspired by your story. I hope you can get the education you so desire and deserve.
Gratefully,
Danielle

Ariel Kaplan

November 25, 2015

Dear Josephine,

I know that anything I say will have hollowness behind it, for I have not experienced or gone through the things you have. I absolutely love the Waldo that I received and just wanted to let you know that I know that you will get that plot of land you seek. I will continue to support KKU because they support people like you. People who have hardships they do not deserve but still can put on a smile and get back on their feet. Even from as far away as you are, you are an inspiration to me.

With much respect and love,
Ariel

Ariel Kaplan

November 25, 2015

Dear Josephine,

I know that anything I say will have hollowness behind it, for I have not experienced or gone through the things you have. I absolutely love the Waldo that I received and just wanted to let you know that I know that you will get that plot of land you seek. I will continue to support KKU because they support people like you. People who have hardships they do not deserve but still can put on a smile and get back on their feet. Even from as far away as you are, you are an inspiration to me.

With much respect,
Ariel

Oliver

November 25, 2015

Greetings Akello,

Today I received a beautiful hat that you have crafted. This hat arrived just in time for the cold weather. This hat is beautiful.

Thank you!

Anne Amore

September 25, 2015

Thank you so much for making this most beautiful crocheted beanie. I will think of you whenever I wear it and wish the best for you today and everyday. Love, Anne

Kathy Klocke

April 12, 2015

Dear Akello,

I received your hat as a gift and I love it! Thank you so much for making it. I wish you peace, happiness and prosperity!

Kathy

Grace Angus

March 12, 2015

Dear Josephine,

My name is Grace, I am 12 and I was given your beanie when I shaved my head for the World's Greatest Shave for a Cure Fundraiser and I can't go to Africa to find you so I'm writing a thank you here.

It's black, blue, purple and gray. Thank you, thank you, thanks :)

From Grace

Cristy zorrilla

January 25, 2015

Josephine,
I am a 31 year old mexican woman. I recieved a baby beanie for my son. It's beautiful, I wish I could send you a picture. Thank you so much for your amazing work. We will be praying for you and your family.
Kisses,
Cristy

Anonymous

January 9, 2015

Akello,

I live in Oklahoma in the United States and just bought a had you made, and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for the hard work you have put into your work. You are a difference maker.

I am sending thoughts and prayers you and your families ways!

Much love

Mary Helen Alexander

January 9, 2015

Dear Akello Jospehine,
My name is Mary Alexander, and I just want to start off by saying that you are a very beautiful person! Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I wear it everyday! I have no doubt in my mind that your dreams will come true.

Sarra Herring

December 25, 2014

Akello, I could not be more thankful for my gift. The beanie I received for Christmas was my favorite gift! I was able to share with my family what Krochet Kids is doing and how incredible it is to have something so meaningful and personalized. I cannot wait to wear this beanie out and tell my friends about the good works being done and the lives being changed, like yours.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are beautiful!

Moira Walsh

November 21, 2014

Hello Akello Josephine,
I live in British Columbia, Canada. I just received your scarf as a gift from my grand-daughter's girlfriend in California, USA.
The scarf you made is lovely and warm. I wish you well in your endeavour to save and buy land for your house.
Keep up your good work.
Thank you,
Moira

Rita Mackenzie

November 21, 2014

Thanks so much Akello for the beautiful beanie! I love it and get compliments whenever I wear it!
I will think of you when I wear it in hopes to be as strong of a woman as you are!

Lori

October 9, 2014

Hi Akello Josephine. I hope you are well. I wanted to say thank you for making the lovely pink hat I just bought. It is beautiful and I can tell it will keep me nice and warm in the coming months. It is not only a gorgeous shade of light pink, it is also very fashionable. I cant wait until the cold weather is here so I can wear it!
Thank you again,
Sincerely,
Lori Ann

Scotty root

May 2, 2014

Thank you for my beanie it awesome and I love it. I hope your wishes come true and you get your home

Marleigh Rae

February 15, 2014

Thank you so much for your beautiful beanie you made. I received it as a gift and I was so overwhelmed with joy. I love to wear it all the time, and I would love to buy more from you and all the lovely ladies. Thank you again. I wish you the best of luck in saving for your new home.

Annette Chanyi

December 22, 2013

Akello Josephine, Thank you so much for my beautiful hat!! I LOVE IT!! I will treasure it always, not just because it is beautiful, but because of what it represents. Your smile is amazing and your spirit contagious:) May all your dreams come true,
With love and hope,
Annette Chanyi

Sasha

November 16, 2013

Dear Josephine,

I bought one of your lovely hats today, and I am so glad I did! It is beautiful and soft and I already love it even though I've only worn it once. Thank you so much for making it. I hope with all my heart that your dreams come true! A strong and beautiful person such as you deserves a good life.

With love and thanks,

Sasha.

Sierra Koitses

October 6, 2013

Thank you Josephine for creating my beautiful beanie. I am so blown away by this great organization and am happy to be a part in helping you and these other remarkable ladies live your dreams. I hope you are well on your way to saving for your own property and I wish you best of luck!

Best Wishes,
Sierra Koitses
Toronto, Canada

Shannon Ellwood

January 20, 2013

Thank you Josephine! I love my hat that I got for Christmas! God bless hope you have a beautiful life!

Lori Baldwin

January 13, 2013

Dear Josephine,
Thank you so much for making the beautiful cream colored hat that I received as a gift from my daughter! It is so soft and really warm. It’s very cold in Nebraska during the winter so I will be wearing it often. My prayers are with you and your family and I hope this year brings you many blessings.
Lori

rene sharpe flores

January 3, 2013

dear josephine, i wish you and yours all the best in 2013! do take care....sincerely, rene s. flores

Olivia Birdwell

December 27, 2012

Dear Josephine,
I just received a hat that was made by you for Christmas. I can honestly say that it is one of my most favorite possessions now because of your story and the fact that it has so much more meaning than any other purchase. Your story is truly an inspiration and I applaud you for still going after your dreams even though you've had many obstacles in your way! May God bless you continuously throughout your life!

Thank you so much!

Bev Falgione

October 4, 2012

Dear Josephine,
Thanks to you, I now have the most beautiful hat that I've ever owned! Maybe in some small way this will help you achieve your dreams. You're an amazing, strong, and talented woman!
Thank you.

Tala Abdeljaber

August 3, 2012

Dear Josephine,
Thank you so much for what you have made. I just bought it and i love it. :) It is so cute and it fits everything i need. I carry it around everywhere with me because I'm only 12 and i don't need many things. I love the way it looks. It is so adorable! (: And listen...keep your hopes up! You are beautiful young woman. I love your smile and i hope that you do get that plot of land that you want. I believe in you. <3

Mary Beth Petrik

March 19, 2012

Dear Josephine,
You have such a beautiful smile! I just received your Abigail scarf. It is beautiful and soft, I love it! Thank you. I will be thinking of you when I wear it. Your family is so lucky to have you in their lives. My prayers for you. I know you won't give up on your dreams.

Orlaith McCann

February 13, 2012

Thank you so much for the beanie Josephine! I absolutely love it! and I will probably wear it every day :) I think you are an incredible person and I send many many prays your way. I hope that you reach all of your goals and never give up on them! You were born to be somebody! <3

Amber Frautschi

February 9, 2012

Thank you so much for my beanie!
I absolutely love it! You are an amazing person,
Never give up.<3

Brooke Wayne

January 19, 2012

Dear Josephine,
You are truly an inspiration and a beautiful soul. I am forever grateful for the hat you krocheted and every time I wear it in the cold Boston weather, I will think of you! I wish you the best of luck in your goals to build a home for you and your family, and I will certainly spread the word about this company and your hats to contribute to your savings!

Casey McGee

December 26, 2011

I just received your hat I purchased for Christmas. It was one out of a few favorite all time gifts. I love it and and the hat it amazing. It will keep me warm in the cold weather. Thanks so much for your hard work, God Bless and don't give up on your dreams. I can't wait to purchase more items :)

April A. Leonardo

December 26, 2011

Hello. My friend gave me the hat that you made as a gift and it is beautiful. You are talented! The hat is an olive color of green and I can tell it was made skillfully. You did a wonderful job and I like it very much. I am glad she bought it for me. I wish you the best of luck saving for some land for your family. I will spread the word about your wonderful hats!

Cinnamon Moore

December 25, 2011

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! My brother-in-law bought me a hat you made for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE it! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks again! I'll pray for your prosperity in the new year :)

Catherine Wheeler

December 25, 2011

I asked my family for a nice winter hat for Christmas from KKi and I received this beautiful hat you made. I love it and can't wait to wear it! Thank you so much! I wish you the best of luck and I hope you can build your home soon.

Anna Henze

December 24, 2011

Dear Josephine,
When I saw this commercial on TV, i knew that I wanted to buy a hat right away! You're story has really made me think about the world. I am glad you have found a way to make money and little by little, support your family. I have no doubt in my mind that you will reach your dreams and I wish the best for you and your family.
Much love,
Anna.

Uriah Pamintuan

November 25, 2011

Going to Washington D.C. and I wanted something to keep my head warm! Thanks so much for providing me with this beanie, I appreciate it. I hope all is well over!