Akello Nancy

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Nancy was fortunate enough to have the opportunity and resources to leave the war-ridden areas in her country and reach safety during the war. As the sole provider of her family, Nancy had been trying to earn a living through a petty business but was never financially successful. As a beneficiary of KK Uganda, she is now able to earn enough to support her entire family, including her husband and three children.

“My dream is to start up a small business, buy a small piece of land, build and also raise animals.”

“I enjoy relaxing on my bed when I am tired.”

“A word of thanks for giving me a new life and may they continue with the spirit of love.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Lori Redman

February 23, 2016


I just bought a hat that you made for my 8 month old daughter. She has white hair and blue eyes and it fits her perfect! Thanks for your hard work!! I hope you find time to relax on your bed?

Have an excellent day!

Brittany weaver

December 18, 2015

I received my hat today. It is so soft and warm. I live in Colorado and we just got six inches of snow so it was needed! Thank you so much for making my beautiful hat!

Ehsan Aziz

December 15, 2015

Thank You for the wonderful beanie!!!

Samantha Mulligan-Gow

November 13, 2015

Dear Nancy,
I recently received a hat you made for me! I absolutely love it! After wishing of owning a piece of Crotchet Kids wear for years, I am so happy I finally have a hat made by you. I dream of working for KKi in my future and I would be absolutely be ecstatic to meet you. Thank you so much, I hope things continue to grow for you and that all you're dreams become reality.
Love and Blessings,

Nicole McMahon

January 11, 2015

Dear Nancy,
Today I purchased the Betty winter had you Crocheted. I would like to thank you for this beautiful hat. I hope this will help you achieve your dream of owning your own business! Keep working hard and you will!
Peace and Blessings,

Meaghan McMahon

January 1, 2015

Dear Akello Nancy,
Thank you so so much for my beautiful crochet hat. I got it as a gift for Christmas and I can honestly say it was my favorite gift! God has blessed you with a wonderful talent and I'm so happy to have gotten one of your hats. It is so soft and fits perfectly. I wish you and your whole family the very best for the new year and for your life to always be full of love and happiness!
With love,

Matthew Barker

December 25, 2014

Akello Nancy,

I've gotten one of your hats for Christmas and I really wanted to thank you and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! I love the hat and will wear it regularly. I wish you nothing but the best in your life and works and hope for continuing success in your life and country of Uganda.

Matthew Barker

Karen Ross

December 25, 2014

Nancy, For Christmas my daughter got me a beautiful gray scarf that you had made. It is so soft and warm and I am looking forward to using it for many years. I will think of you when I wear it.

Karen Ross


August 20, 2014

Hi, my name is Heather and I am 32 year old in Georgia, USA. Thank you so much for making this beautiful hat. I love it so much and it means the world to me to know that you made it. I would love to be able to send you something in return made by me if that is possible. Big love from me to you!

McKenna Cornett

August 11, 2014

Akello nancy, thank you so much for what you do. I purchased some shoes, a pair of little white vans, with colorfully krocheted stripes on the toe and the heel, and I absolutely love them. Thank you so much, good luck supporting your family and God bless you


July 12, 2014

Dear Akello,
My name is Chandler Burwell. I am 16 and live in Florida. It is really hot and sunny in Florida so when I took a trip to Alaska I really didn't realize how cold it is there, even in the summer. I didn't bring a jacket or gloves so I was really freezing until I bought some cold weather clothes, including your beautiful hat. I instantly fell in love with the beautiful purple color and loved the fuzzy warmth it brought me, and was amazed to find out it was a KK hat!(no wonder I liked it so much) My brother and my mom both have a Krochet Kids hat and we all love the story and empowerment that hats like yours create. It is so neat that you love animals just like I do!
Thanks again for making this beautiful purple hat, I'll use it all the time!(once its cold enough again)

Love ,

Zoe Gwendolyn Falk

July 4, 2014

Hi Akello! my name is Zoe and I am a fourteen-year-old girl from Wisconsin, USA! I absolutely love the hat that you made. it is very soft and I love wearing it on cold nights! I went to summerfest and I saw your hat and couldn't stop thinking about it so I had to buy it! and when I heard what it was all about, I couldn't say no! I my hobbies are singing and playing on my ukulele. it gets really cold in Wisconsin so I am so excited that I got it. I hope that everything goes well for you! god bless you and your family! :)


January 5, 2014

Thanks so much for the hat! I got it for Christmas from my parents and i absolutely love it! I wear mine everywhere I go, it's comfortable and really well made! :)

Sophie Al-Kaissy

December 25, 2013

Thanks for the awesome hat! My brother gave it to me for Christmas and it's beautiful!

Erin Carter

December 25, 2013

I bought a purple Betty hat for my sister for Christmas this year. She has spent time in Northern Uganda, and was forever changed by her experience there. She loves her hat, and where it came from! Thank you so very much!

Isaah Hurts Jr

December 18, 2013

Thank you so much for making such an awesome, comfy and warm hat.

Mary Elizabeth

November 24, 2013

Thank you for making my grey hat. It is really warm and comfy!
Mary Elizabeth
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


November 14, 2013

I bought one of your products for my niece who's due in a month and I couldn't be more excited about it! Thank you for your beautiful work :) I will make sure to share your story with everyone I can. I will be thinking of you and praying for you often.

Thank you again,


November 2, 2013

:) Thank you

Haylee R

September 15, 2013

Thank you for making me such a wonderful and beautiful hat - I will wear the hat all the time, I love beanies. Your doing such an amazing job and you are so talented! Thanks again.

Shannyn G

December 16, 2012

Thank you for crocheting such a beautiful hat, Akello Nancy. I am so excited to wear it and share your story with friends and family. I hope you and your family are doing well and continue to strive towards reaching your goal of starting your own business. I especially like that your story notes your love for animals. Your hat must have been destined for me, as I share a love for animals too.
Best Wishes,

New Hampshire

Zaina Kuseybi

November 30, 2012

Hi Nancy!
I just received my hat today! I was so excited to see it had come in the mail, and I put it on as soon as I got home. My hat is different from every other hat in the world because it was made by you. Now I can show my friends and family what a great job you have done and how happy I am to have such a special hat! Thank you so much for taking the time to make this hat. I will keep it forever and be able to pass on your wonderful story.

I wish you and your family the best,
Zaina Kuseybi

Nati Medina

October 16, 2012

I just bought my first new hat today! I love it and I just want to thank you for such a beautiful piece. I wish the very best to you and your family for all your hard work and dedication. I feel honored to be able to help someone in need. I love my new hat and I will continue supporting this foundation! From the bottom of my heart I thank you! Much love and respect Nati Medina

Levi Robertson

September 26, 2012

You are truly awesome! my hat is amazing and i will where it as much as i can and tell everyone where to get one so that Krochet Kids will continue to be able to help. thank you so much!

Marisa Bopp

March 5, 2012

Akello Nancy,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for my amazing hat! You are an amazing woman and I will forever be inspired by your hard work and courage. I hope you are able to achieve your dream one day. Don't give up! Thanks again for the hat!

Pennsylvania, United States

Lindsay Traver

December 27, 2011

Hello Akello!
Thank you so very much for my beautiful hat! It is so incredibly beautiful and soft. You have an amazing skill! This is the one gift I really wanted for Christmas this year and so when I got it I was super excited. I am so inspired by your hard work and ambition. Thank you again for my favorite gift ever!

New York, United States

Tess Swiggett

December 17, 2011

Dearest Akello Nancy,
I am truly inspired by your hard work and your bravery. I received your hat as a gift and I can not express how much it meant to me to find out what meaning the hat possessed. I now carry a piece of your courage, your determination, and your future with me. I will treasure it always. You inspire me, never stop reaching for all the dreams and wonderful things that you deserve in this world. I wish you all the best and I will be sure to tell everyone of your story and all about my hat!

All my best and my love,

Tess Swiggett

Brittany Lee Boyer

December 8, 2011

Thank You so much Akello! I really enjoy the hat you made for me. It is beautiful, soft, and means a lot! I am a 15 year old girl in the United States and my name is Brittany. I have already shared with my friends about my hat and encouraged them to also purchase one because I love mine so much. I hope you are able to someday reach your dreams. Don't give up, trust in God and He will provide. I see that like me, you also like animals. I have some interesting animals on my family's farm here that include peacocks, a miniature pig, a horse, rabbits, dogs, cats, and turtles. Our church here is working together to help out in areas overseas and have recently completed building our second school in Ethiopia, we are hoping to expand our mission though to many more areas. Some of the students from our chruch here traveled over to one of the sites and brought back a video of the village. It is truly inspiring how joyous and welcoming all of you are. I hope to someday be able to visit over in your area. It's really cool that you krochet. I have attempted to krochet a couple times, but it didn't work too well, so I consider anybody who is able to krochet pretty talented. Again, I real appreciate the hat and will never forget it, I wish you and your family the best and may God watch over you and help to make your dreams come true.
Brittany Boyer