Aketowanga Nighty

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Physically and verbally abused, Nighty was forced to get married in exchange for a dowry which was to be given to her uncle. After her family was displaced into a government camp, she was unhappy and stressed because she could no longer afford food, clothing, or an education for her children. Not only has those immediate needs been met through the KK Uganda program, but she now says that socially she has a sense of belonging with the KK Uganda family.

“I dream to save money and buy a piece of land and build grass thatched huts where I will live with my children.”

“My most enjoyable activity was farming. I would plan crops like simsim, beans, cassava, potatoes and groundnuts, but now I enjoy crocheting.”

“Northern Uganda is a beautiful place to stay in, the land is fertile, and the people are friendly. I also like Acholi traditional dances.”

“I like crocheting because of the multiple skills that I acquired through crocheting. I have also been able to earn a living through crocheting and at times, as leisure.”

“Please continue with the good work of serving the disadvantaged people of the world.”

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Previous Thank Yous


November 6, 2018

Hi Aketowanga,
Thank you so much for the beautiful scarves! You are so very talented. They really are gorgeous. Sending love and blessings to you from California.

Sarah Huizar

January 30, 2018


I am so appreciative of the work you do, and truly hope that you may continue to prosper. Thank you very much for the sweet grey kitten you were able to crochet. You are an amazing woman, and I admire your strength. Sending you and your family many hugs!

Sarah Huizar


December 5, 2016

Thank you so much for crocheting my new beenie! I love it! I am praying that you continue to thrive and prosper.

Mike Levine

August 17, 2016

Aketowanga, i am very happy to hear that you have found a way from your hardships to progress and move forward with your life. I will think of you always when I wear the hat I am receiving today. Please continue to strive for greatness and I wish you much success in your endeavor to by land.

Michelle Richard

August 17, 2016

Hi! Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in creating this gorgeous product. I can't tell you how proud of you I am and am so impressed by your talent. I will be praying for you and your family as you go about life in Uganda. I will wear the beanie you made very proudly and share the story of the brand to others. I want to encourage you to go for your dreams always, no matter what!

I hope you have an amazing day!


Beija McCarter

January 15, 2016

My name is Beija and I'm in the 8th grade in Manhattan, New York. I love reading and sports but I also really love your hat. I love the message behind this organisation and I wish I was able to be a part of it. The hat you made is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it everywhere. Getting it for my birthday was probably the best present ever. I hope you love what your doing and that your kids love to read and play sports as much as I do.

George Stone

December 23, 2015

Aketowanga, thank you very much for making my hat. I enjoyed reading your story and I am happy that you are able to work and make a living. I pray that there will be missionaries in your area to share the good news of Jesus Christ with you. There is a God who created you and cares about you. Thank you again for working so hard on the hat I received.

Haley L

November 17, 2015

Hi Aketowanga,

When I saw the tag on my hat, I was immediately intrigued. I had no idea that this company shared the beautiful stories of the women who make them. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your story and SUCH a quality hat. I will think of you each time I wear it. Love from San Diego California!

Michelle Miller

September 22, 2015

I love my beanie!! You did such a fabulous job making it! It looks great on me and on my two Ugandan born sons!! Sending lots of love.... keep up the hard work!


September 9, 2015

Thank you so much for your work of art and your talent my daughter loved her beanie and was more excited to see the picture of the person who made it we truly appreciate your work


August 28, 2015

Hello, I haven't bought anything yet, but I was just reading your info on here. I just wanted to tell you that I'm praying for you and that I am very encouraged by your willingness to be a part of something great! May God bless you,
Audrey Pickett


January 18, 2015

Dear Aketowanga,
Thank you so much for the hat. I received it as a gift over the holidays. What makes the hat so special is the time you put into it. Thanks to you my head will stay warm. Best wishes.


December 21, 2014

The hat you knit is so beautifully sewn and keeps me so warm! I love it! It is my favorite hat! Thank you and God bless you and your family! Keeping you in my prayers!

Jessica C.

December 3, 2014

Dearest Aketowanga,
Thank you so very much for my beautiful hat. It is teal and extremely warm. Every time I wear it I will think of you and how you have put your time and effort into making it for me. You sound like an amazing woman, and I am glad we can be connected across the world even by a small item, like a hat. Good luck with all your goals and may your dreams one day come true!
Love from America,

Hannah Still

November 22, 2014

Beautiful Sister,

Your artful hands have gifted my ears with warmth.
Thank you for dreaming and sharing your dreams.

xo Hannah


November 14, 2014

I just want to express how much I appreciate and absolutely love the hat you made for me! It is so beautiful and very well made. I show it off to everybody I know. You're a very talented woman and I wish you the very best! Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I will forever cherish my hat and think of you every time I wear it. ❤️
Lots of love,

Marie De Garo

July 16, 2014

Dear Aketowanga,

Thank you for the care & beauty you have brought to the crocheted bracelet I found at a local music festival. I absolutely love it, & I wear it with pride. Thank you for the hope & brighter future you are giving the world.

Wishes of love & hope,


fiona davis

April 6, 2014

Thank you so much for the amazing and wonderful owl hat you crocheted.
I bought it for my niece and I think she is going to be thrilled with it.
Good Luck with everything that you hope for.


Andrea Divok

January 10, 2014

Thank you!!!! I'm so excited to be able to thank you for it. You are beautiful!!!!
Peace and love.

Susanna Kropff

January 5, 2014

Dear Aketowanga Nighty, A friend of mine gave me one your your hats for Christmas. It is green, and I love it. I mostly love that you made it. My wish for you is that all of your hopes and dreams for you and your family will come true. I believe in you. With Love and Peace, Susanna

Adrianna Janna Cabello

December 25, 2013

Thank you SO much for my beautiful beanie!! It is people like you that inspire me to be thankful for what God has given me, and live life with joy! I will be praying for you and your family, that God will guide your path and continue to bring you grace everyday for the rest of your lives.

Shelby Bruce

November 23, 2013

I was so excited to find out that the cute hat I picked up was made by you! :) after reading your story on here I'm inspired by you, that you went through what you did and you're still remaining hopeful. Life can be a struggle sometimes but you have to remember how important it is to believe. I wish I could come visit you, and one day you will have the money to buy that land and build the grass thatched huts, keep believing and it will happen. I really wish the best for you, stay positive :)

Marlena Copado

April 19, 2013

You are so beautiful and I will always think of your smiling face as I wear my beautiful hat!! Thank you, and all my love to you and your children!! God's heart loves seeing you be creative!!

Cynthia Sandoval

January 26, 2013

I love my beanie sooooooo much!! I will be wearing it everywhere and telling people about you:) God Bless

Cara Talbot

December 25, 2012

Thank you so much for crocheting my hat:) it is beautiful!! I hope you find happiness, and know that where there's a will there's a way!! You will reach your dreams, just don't stop believing:) thank you and happy holidays from my family to yours:) xo

Liz Padilla

December 23, 2012

Mrs.Nighty, thank you for such an awesome hat, my friend gave it to me as a christmas gift love it especialy because it comes from a great person like you, a woman that is a fighter a women that has persevered
I am grateful and proud to wear the hat you made I will keep you and your family in my prayer
Thank you xoxo

casey chan

December 23, 2012

Thank you for my Tuque. It was much needed for working outside. I am happy to learn of this program through my Hat. You are an amazing inspiration.

Travis Stanford

November 21, 2012

Hello from Eugene, Oregon. Just bought a hat that was made by you in a small shop in San Francisco, CA and I love it! Fits so well and is very comfortable and warm. I hope you achieve your goals and I will remember you every time i put this hat on. Have a great journey in life!

Julia Ando

November 5, 2012

Aketowanga Nighty, thank you for this beautiful hat you have made! My friends all admire your excellent work and want a KKihat, too! Each time I wear it, I will remember you, my dear sister. I will pray for you and your family, that each of you may be able to achieve your dreams. Thank you very much!

Markelle Graham

October 18, 2012

I have been looking everywhere for something like this and I couldn't be happier that you made it! You are incredibly talented and an inspiration to many! I cant wait to wear my head wrap and share your story! From the bottom of my heart I thank you!

Heeda M

July 1, 2012

Dear Nighty, today I the purchased the pink Licoln that you made. It is beautiful and I love it. I will always think of you and your family every time I wear it. And will be proud to share your story and spread the word about Krochet Kids. KKi is amazing and I'm so happy this program was able to help you. I too enjoy farming and planting vegetables, I hope and pray that someday soon you will get your land, build your home and plant your vegetable garden. Best wishes

Jake Gonsalves

March 31, 2012

Aketowanga Nighty,
wow your story is an amazing one of redemption and I'm honored that you have made by bow-tie. I can't wait to wear it and your story with others
mahalo nui loa

Katie Ayres

January 12, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. My dad bought it for me for Christmas and I couldn't thank him or YOU enough. I will keep you in my prayers and I want you to know that you are an angel and a gift. Your talent is amazing. Your skill is incredible. Thank you so much for the beauty.

Stephanie Brown

January 12, 2012

My brother bought me the Blue hat that's a collaboration with Volcom for Christmas, and I am so incredibly in love with it. It's become my new obsession, and I take it with me everywhere and try to match my outfit to it all the time. I am incredibly jealous of your talent, and I will never forget you. Thank you so very much. God bless, and you will always be in my prayers. You're truly amazing.

Angela Fiastro

January 7, 2012

I just received my Bella hat in the mail today, and I haven't stopped smiling since I opened the package. It's absolutely beautiful - almost as lovely as you, the maker. Thank you so much for your hard work, and may the gods bless and keep you. <3

Sunny Sidman

December 25, 2011

Thank-you so much! God bless you, I will keep you in my prayers!

Amanda Abesamis

December 4, 2011

I just bought your hat today! And seriously I am in LOVE with it!! I couldn't take it off! You are very talented and keep up the good work(: I hope all things are well and much luck for you and your family <3 And I will definitely be buying more of these crochet hats THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 :D

Rebecca Johnstone

November 30, 2011

I am truly astounded by this organization but especially by you. I really appreciate your hard work and talents. When I first received my hat in the mail, it brought a smile to my face, knowing that some one like you crafted it. You are an inspiration, thank you so much for making this hat, I certainly will cherish it!

Jessica Flippin

November 5, 2011

i love love LOVE my hat. thank you for your talent at crocheting and sharing it with the world. its my favorite hat, and its so cold right now where i live so i wear it often! : ) THANK YOU.