Akello Mary Sarah

Uganda
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By the time she was nine years old, Mary  was an orphan, living with her grandmother, and struggling to support her own education. Eventually, Mary relocated to Gulu to live with her aunt; however, during the war, her aunt was captured and her family’s property was destroyed which made her chances of being educated even more difficult. The KK Uganda program has given her the opportunity to talk with many other people dealing with similar issues and has also given her the finances to save the money required to return back to school.

DREAM FOR THE FUTURE
“I dream to go back to school.”

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“I love the climate of northern Uganda.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl. 
“I love KK intl. and the promoters because they support me.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Lada

February 4, 2018

Hello Akello,
I bought a beautiful toque made by your hands. Since the first day I wear it every time. Made in Afrika but keep me warm in freezing Canada:) I'm praying for you that you can make it back to school and love your life in love and freedom. Lots of love ❤️

Heather Stumpf Popio

January 20, 2016

Thanks so much for making such a beautiful hat for my 1 year old daughter, Olive. So soft.... We get compliments on it everywhere.. Im probably going to have to buy a second one just in case this one goes missing! Ha!
Lots of love, xo Heather and Olive
P.s.
We hashtaged #krochetkids on FB with a picture of her just in case you'd like to see! Xoxo

Caryse McCartney

November 28, 2015

Thank you so much
I will pray that you get to go to school and get educated
I just this beautiful beanie you made
i'am only ten
i don't know how to sew stitched by you

Lots Of Love Caryse

Heather Bob

November 16, 2014

Thank you for the beautiful toque ... I appreciate the work and love you put into making my hat I send you love and prayers. Take care of yourself and live the most beautiful life .... Heather

Jillian Stilley

November 2, 2014

Hello Akello Mary Sarah,
I just purchased a beautiful bracelet that you made and I'm wearing it proudly at this very moment! You're so talented, and I hope one day you get the chance to share your talent with the world on a broader scale. I hope your dreams of going back to school come true, because I sure know it would be a priveledge for any school to have a shining star like you. Good luck with everything, and you and your family are in my prayers. Thank you.

Calisse Tarpley

November 1, 2014

Hi Akello!
Thank you so much for making the beautiful hat I just got! It is so nice, and I'm so happy I can personally thank you for it. Blue is my favorite color and I'm sure I will be wearing it a lot this winter. Good luck with raising money to go back to school! I don't know if you are religious, but I will pray for you :)

God Bless,
Calisse

Julissa A.N.

October 18, 2014

Hi Mary Sarah,
I recently purchased one of your handmade hats. It was the first one that caught my attention as it was so beautifully and skillfully made. Through your work you are inspiring and encouraging little girls and women to never give up on what they want and to keep working to reach their dreams. Thank you for all of your hard work. I will wear your warm, beautiful hat thinking of you as you continue on your path to fulfill your dreams. God bless you!

Cristina Starr

April 28, 2014

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I love it so much. Whenever I see it or wear it I will think of you and pray for you that you are able to return to school soon. May God bless your talent and skill! May He pave and provide abundantly the way for your education.

Julie Hogan

March 5, 2014

Hi, Mary Sarah,
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful headband. I just cut my hair really short and headbands are my number one hair accessory. I can not wait to wear it to school. The crocheted flowers may give me an extra layer of warmth for it is the coldest winter I can remember here in the US and I live in one of the coldest states, Michigan. From your story I can see you want to continue your education. Your story is so inspiring I am about to go to college in a few months. I think your story gave me even more motivation to continue my education. I hope you the best in continuing yours.
Keep up the good work.
- Julie :)

ADAM MICHAEL DEAL

January 14, 2014

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT I RECEIVED FOR THE HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR. THE THOUGHT AND SKILL IS EASILY RECOGNIZED. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL AND I AM SO ENCOURAGED BY YOUR STORY. I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS AND HOPE THAT YOU GET THE EDUCATION YOU DESERVE. KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT JUST A STUDENT BUT A TEACHER NOW, TEACHING THE WORLD UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, PASSION, AND RESILIENCE. THANK YOUR AGAIN! "DREAM AS IF YOU'LL LIVE FOREVER. LIVE AS IF YOU'LL DIE TOMORROW." - JAMES DEAN - AMERICAN ACTOR.

Leslie Smith

January 8, 2014

Hi Akello Mary Sarah,

I received a beautiful cream coloured hat this Christmas from my mother hand made by you. I love it and I love this whole idea.

I live in Canada. It is a beautiful, free country with so many opportunities for women. I have a university education and worked for 10 years before becoming a mother. One of my children is a daughter and when I think of the things you overcome every day I try my best to be grateful, to honour you and all the other women around the globe struggling. Struggling with issues I can't imagine simply because of where I was born and where I continue to live.

Stay strong! Keep krocheting and pursuing opportunities that come your way.

Thank you for the hat,

With care, Leslie

Peter Ripken

January 4, 2014

Thank you for the nice bowtie that you knitted. I discovered it by chance in a shop in Springfield, Missouri, and wore it for the first time on New Year's Eve. What a pleasure you gave me.
I am actually living in Germany and am visiting the US for a short time.
Knowing Uganda a bit (many years ago I worked in Kenya's Western Province) , i know how important it is to have a good education, but equally important it is to never give up your ambitions.
All the very best

Jacob Paul Schwan

December 27, 2013

Thank you so much for the beanie you knitted! Received it as a present for Christmas and had to write you a personal thank you. After reading your story and learning more about this wonderful company I have come to the conclusion that this will be where I purchase most of my clothes and accessories. I hope you can continue your education and grow in knowledge. May the Lord bless you always. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year! Peace and love from Nebraska, USA.

Tori Gerfers

December 25, 2013

Dear Mary,
It is Christmas Day here in the US and I just received a beautiful beanie you made, from my fiancé. It is so soft and well made and I can't wait to wear it!
Thank you and God bless,
Tori

Molly Anne Thomson

May 7, 2013

This winter, I will be warm and snug, I will not be catching any
Colds or flues. Because you have made me the most
Beautifulest beanie! I will treasure it! Thank you so very
Dearly! I hope your dreams come true.

Vanessa Golenia

December 24, 2012

Thank you for making such a beautiful hat. Every time I wear it, I will think of you. You are beautiful woman with a smile full of love. I hope all your dreams come true. Thank you again for love that you put into making my new favorite hat. xo

Paola Hernandez

November 26, 2012

you are a true inspiration and i will pray for you and each woman in this program because what you are doing is such an amazing thing, and i hope that from this you get all the things you need to get the education you want..you are such a strong beautiful woman i really do look up to you and what you are doing! im so glad i was able to buy your hat it is one of a kind and i love it! thank you so much !

Sarah Hayes

August 17, 2012

What an honor it is to wear your beautiful hat you made. It means a lot to be able to purchase a product that directly affects another person's life. I pray this program continues to be a blessing to you as you save to return to school in order to fulfill your dreams. Thanks again!

Meredith Spain

June 11, 2012

I just bought a hat made by you and it is as beautiful as your story just because I know it was made by a passionate hard working woman. Thank you and I hope you do well upon your return to school.

Marilyn Odom

January 22, 2012

I recieved my hat from a friend for christmas....I have about 3 gifts I have recieved though the years that have touched my heart .........I do believe this is one of the most powerful gifts I have ever recieved. God be with you my friend and may good things come your way.............Marilyn

Jen S.

December 31, 2011

thank you so much for the wonderful hat!! it will be perfect for cold winters we have in Ohio!
i hope you're able to go back to school soon! :)

Amanda Herlein

December 30, 2011

I was so excited for my hat to arrive, and now that it has I cannot get over how beautiful it is and how much I love it. Thank you, and I hope that your dreams of going to school come true.

Grace

December 11, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat, I will treasure it. I hope that you will be able to get education! I can't imagine all the troubles you've been through, but I hope it will all work out in the end. I hope that this hat will help!

Camie

November 24, 2011

Thank you so much for being so strong and loving! You're so beautiful and I hope you know that!

Danielle

October 19, 2011

I am so happy I bought a hat, I'm wearing it today. I love you, you guys do such a good job. My head and ears are warm I love it. Keep up the good work! I love this organization, stay strong!

Megan

October 2, 2011

I thank you for staying positive and optimistic when you have every right to not be. I can't imagine what your life is like, but I don't need to know. God will take care of you! I will pray that you get the education you deserve!! :)

Charles Lloyd

September 22, 2011

Thank you for being strong! I know nothing of war and poverty, but I do know suffering. I have Multiple Sclerosis. It is very painful on a constant basis. I hope I get my hat from you. You're pretty :P I email without buying a hat from you, but your story touched my heart! Perhaps I will get a hat from one of your friends :)