Akello Welsy Olara

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Akello Welsy Olara lost her family home and much of her family when they were forced to run away during the war. Since then, Welsy has constantly struggled to provide a consistent place to keep herself and her six children. With the money that she now makes as a beneficiary for KK Uganda, Welsy is able to provide her children with food, medicine and a home and dreams of building a new family home that will keep her family safe for a long time after she is gone.

“I dream of starting my own business so that I can buy a plot of land and build a home for my family that will protect them even after I am gone.”

“Love means sharing, caring, helping, uniting and trusting one another.”

“May God bless you for all your efforts for the needy women of Northern Uganda.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Lara V

May 5, 2013

Wearing something crocheted from a woman as inspirational as you gives me strength and so much hope for the future. Thank you!

- Lara


December 4, 2012

Akello Wesly,
Thank you for the amazing green hat you crocheted for me! I love it so much and so does everyone else! All my friends ask to borrow it all the time. I love it so much I am going to buy another one! Thank you again and best wishes to you:) God bless


Eryka S.

November 1, 2012

Thank you so very much for my green hat, Akello! The quality of the hat is more than i could have asked for - and so soft, too! I am honored to wear a piece of clothing made by you, and hope you can build that house for your familly. With Love from the Midwest! - Eryka

Danielle Pinson

October 21, 2012

Akello! Welsy Olara,
Thank you so much for making my grey scarf! It is absolutely beautiful and is doing a wonderful job of keeping my warm and wearing something cute. It takes skill to make pieces like this, and I am thankful that you were able to make this. I am so glad you are a crocheter for Krochet Kids, they are getting an awesome crocheter! So thankful for this organization and people like you who are making such gorgeous pieces. Praying for you and your family! God bless you all!

p.s. love your picture, smiles are the best, keep on laughing :] #dontworrybehappy

Danielle Pinson

Linda Rehm

May 31, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you for my new red and white rug!! I got it at the Krochet Kids gala tonight. I absolutely love it and love the red! Everyone liked it. I am so happy to have one of your projects in my home. How exciting! God bless you and continue to work through you. I love your picture! Keep laughing!
Linda Rehm, Orange County,California

Jasmine Mirajkar

February 26, 2012

Hi Welsy Olara:) thank you sooo much for my hat. I bought it at the Justice Conference in Portland, OR. i am praying for you! I love my hat so much! it's a blue Hodge Podge. <3

Stacey Winter

January 10, 2012

Thank you for making my new winter hat! It gets very cold in Pennsylvania during the Winter and this Hodge Podge hat will help keep me warm. It fits well & the color is perfect. I'm glad to support Krochet Kids and hope that you will one day be able to open your own business.

Devon Brown

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for creating my 5207.5 Slouchy Beanie, it has exceeded my expectations of which I knew it would be amazing. I hope that buy purchasing the beanie that you made for me, the support finds you and your family well. You have such a great future ahead of you, and I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to help you get there! Krochet Kids will have my full support from this day forward, as I look forward to purchasing more hats in the near future. Best wishes Welsy.

Devon Brown - Eugene, OR

Alyssa Butler

December 23, 2011

Dear Akello,
Thank you very much for my hat! My mother gave it to me as a Christmas gift. It is very well made and I love it! I will wear it all the time. I wish you and your family the best of luck. I hope you have a bright and happy future.
Thanks again,
Alyssa Butler

Christopher Miller

December 15, 2011

Welsy Olara,
I thank you so much for the amazing hat you made for me. I have been waiting to the the oxford 5207.5 forever! I have been checking this site two to three times a day to finally get it. I wanted to buy it on here so that way the crocheter that makes my hat is more random than buying it in a store. Your hat is amazing and keeps me so warm even though i live in Arizona and it doesn't get too cold here. The hat will have to be kept safe for 8 months out of the year cause its too hot but those 4 months it will never leave my head. I Practically sleep with it on. Thank you so much and hope that you fulfill all your dreams in your life. You deserve it.
Thank You,
Chris Miller, Tucson, Arizona.

Ruth Sotomayor

December 14, 2011

I love my cap :) Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece of art :)

Christopher Miller

December 5, 2011

I thank you for making my hat, The 5207.5, which will be my favorite hat for the rest of my life. Sadly I live in Arizona so the hat will have to be kept for safe keeping 8 months out of the year cause it gets way to hot here. I have been coming onto this site at least twice a day waiting for them get this hat in stock..I didn't wanna buy it from a store cause i felt like the mystery in which hat i would receive would be gone and I'm glad I waited cause I received yours! Thank you and I am hoping for the best of you!

Laurena Ashley

November 15, 2011

You are wonderful!! God Bless you and your family!!!

Laurie Delost

October 31, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I pray that all your dreams come true! God bless you!

Jeremy Andreorio

October 20, 2011

Thanks for the great hat, my wife loves it and says it is beautiful!

Andi Shilling

October 3, 2011


Just received my hat today! Its perfect and with winter coming I can look forward to a nice, stylish warm head thanks to you! Thank you so much! Good luck!!


Andi Shilling

October 3, 2011


I just received my hat today!! It is wonderful! I love it and with winter coming I can look forward to a warm head thanks to you :) Thank you so much!!! Good Luck!


Ashley Warfel

September 28, 2011

Thanks so much, from the bottom of my heart for making this hat. I needed a new one for the winter months, and I couldn't find any of my old ones lying around my room. It means a lot to me, that I knew where my money was going - to help out you. Many prayers for you, and your family. Stay strong, and god bless.

Troy Downs

September 28, 2011

Thank you so much for making my hat. I bought the Barney and just opened it but I already love it.

Brandon Aaron

September 23, 2011

Thank you a lot for making my hat to help me endure the cold winters. It is comfortable and the perfect fit for me.

Tyler mccarter

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much! love the hat! Good luck in the future and god bless you and this organization


September 19, 2011

Thank you so much for the time you spent making my hat! It's beautiful and it is honestly the best and comfiest hat I've ever had the pleasure of owning! Thanks a million!

Angela Prince

September 3, 2011

I can't thank you enough for the hat you have made for me. I'm glad to have helped you as you have now been able to keep my head warm :] I wish you the best of luck in your life. Stay happy and never stop smiling.

Ellisha Huntoon

August 27, 2011


Marnie Monogue

August 17, 2011

Thank you so much for my teal and taupe striped Waldo hat. As a stripe fanatic, I knew it was the perfect one. You did a fantastic job creating it! Lots of prayers for you and your family. God bless you.


Cheryl Riddle

June 16, 2011

I love my Cream colored Lucille that you made. You did a wonderful job and It is my favorite hat. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am truly inspired by your wonderful smile and love for your family. You have blessed me so much. Thank you and God Bless you and your children.

Jesse Richards

June 8, 2011

Much love to you!!!

Erica Schwartz

April 12, 2011


Thank you SO much for making my Lucille hat! I have been telling everyone about it and am so excited that the weather is finally nice enough where I live that I can wear it!! The rose color is so perfect! Thank you for such great work! Blessings to you and your family!!

Isabel Thottam

April 8, 2011


You are awesome! You made my rose Lucille hat and I have been getting so many compliments all week long! A boy told me I looked really cute the first day I wore it, so it's been quite the confidence booster...and I owe that to you! :-) It's been so cold in Boston but it's finally starting to feel like Spring and now I have the perfect hat to wear in warm weather when I talk my walks around the city. Thank you for your work and I wish you all the best; keep being amazing.

- Isabel

Lynn Taylor

December 28, 2010

My 27-year-old son gave me one of the Malibu Barney hats you knitted for Christmas. I am very impressed with your crocheting skills - the hat is just beautiful (and warm and pretty)! It is a wonderful thing you are doing (connecting people across such wide spaces in the world), and I hope you and your family continue to be healthy and successful.

Christian T.

December 19, 2010


Thank you so much for making my green hat! I picked it up in Boston, Massachusetts last week when it was very cold and I really love it! Best to you and all your loved ones.


Abigail Nevins

October 18, 2010

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for crocheting my "Bella" hat. I know how to crochet blankets, but haven't learned how to make hats yet. I really appreciate all the hard work that you put into making the hats.
I pray that God continues to give you the strength and knowledge to keep going.