Akot Jennifer

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Akot Jennifer’s life took a dark turn when her father passed away in 2006. Unable to afford schooling, Jennifer stayed home to help her mother take care of the youngest members of her family during the war. Today, Jennifer is able to support herself and her mother, but also contributes to the educational funds of two other children.

“I hope to start a business of my own and then return to school to finish my education.”

“Crocheting has given me the money that I need to provide for myself and my family. My diet is balanced now, which has contributed to my improved health. My dress code is also very different—much better—than it used to be!”

“Before KK Uganda, my life seemed meaningless. Now I have a purpose and a skill that I will cherish forever. Thank you for all you have done, may God bless you.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Jose Guevara

August 16, 2016

Hello Akot

love your handcraft and the beautiful energy your transfer to this garment... my nephew will love it.


Tiffanie Ellis

December 12, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful hat! Best of luck to you and yours.


December 10, 2015

Thank you so much for your hard work and amazing skill. My daughter looks adorable in this hat and it will keep her warm in the winter! I hope all your dreams are fulfilled!
Love and Blessings,
Alana and Tammy.


October 9, 2015

Thank You so much for the beautiful hat. It is starting to get chilly where I live and I can't wait to wear it. You did a wonderful job. I'm very happy, THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!
Amy from Wisconsin, USA


September 10, 2015

Dear Akot Jennifer,
I purchased a mustard colored hat for my 1 and half year old daughter and it's perfect! She seems to like it and tries to put it on all by herself. I look forward to telling her about her hat and that it's important to help others in any way possible. I wish you the best and hope you achieve your goal of owning your own business.

Hannah Villanueva

September 5, 2015

Thank you Akot for making my hat! I wear it almost everyday because it's really cold in Alaska! Everytime someone compliments me on it I tell them about Krochet Kids and show them the person that made my hat. Thank you again!


January 16, 2015

One of my closest friend got me a beanie that you made in my favorite color for my birthday today and I'm infatuated with it!
I am thinking of you and your family every time I wear it, I'm so happy to hear you have such amazing goals and I look forward to your future accomplishing them! Thanks again!

Meghan Tabacek

November 26, 2014

Yesterday Kohl from Kki came to my school and talked about Krochet Kids. It's such an amazing program and I bought I really beautiful coral/peach colored hat from you afterwards. I love it so so so very much. I've gotten tons of compliments on it and I love being able to tell people about the fact that I know who made my hat. Good luck on starting your own business in the future! You'll go far.

Tessa Gross

October 29, 2014

My friend Emily gave me a hat that you made. I love it! Thanks for your hard work. I hope that everything works out for you and your family.
Be well,


June 15, 2014

I just received my new hat and absolutely love it! I don't know exactly how many people take the minute to write you a message but i'm sure it's not as many as i'm imagining it to be. I'd like to think that you know how much people appreciate the product you make but i'm not sure you do. I for one just wanted to let you know that out of the many places i could by a hat like this or even learning to make it myself, i wanted to support a hard working individual.

Thank you so much,

Elizabeth Cater

January 26, 2014

Dear Jennifer, I bought a beautiful hat you made almost two years ago. I am a woman in her forties, no longer considered "cool" by younger people. Last winter, when I went into a restaurant, a male teenager told me my hat was "dope". This is street language for "really, really cool." Can you believe the hat you made and that I chose for its beauty was admired by a young teenager for being cool? Everyone who sees me in the hat tells me how beautiful it looks and how beautiful it is. I still love it!
With love to you for the work of your hands, and prayers for your continued success and happiness,

Macey Jennings

December 25, 2013

I just got the Agatha for a Christmas present, and I love it so much! I also received a knitting kit and I hope that I can someday make things as beautiful as you can. For now, I'll just have to rough it for a while. :) Have a fantastic holiday, and I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors! When you start your new business, I'll be sure to buy you out of stock. ;)
Love, Macey

Amanda kucher

October 19, 2013

I bought a beautiful purple hat today made by you. Thank you, what an amazing talent you have. I wish you all the best.

Madison Haley Oswalt

September 30, 2013

Thank you so much Akot Jennifer for what you made me. I love the hat so much. my bedroom walls are yellow and i own lots of yellow things. today was very cold and windy so i wore the hat to keep myself warm .what is your favorite color? I like the color mint green.i would love to learn how to crochet one day. it was nice writing this to you.
love, Madison Oswalt

Denisa Samson

September 7, 2013

Thank you for making such a beautiful product. My baby will wear her hat with pride and I will think of you when she does. Wishing you a bright future. :)

Christina Arimboanga

April 8, 2013

Thank you so much for my wonderful 5207.5 hat. I love it, and I'll wear it with pride knowing I helped you in some way.

Christina Arimboanga

April 7, 2013

Thank you so much Akot Jennifer for my beautiful 5207.5 beanie, I love it. I will wear it with pride knowing that I was able to help you in some way.

Jennifer Kennedy

January 27, 2013

Dear Akot Jennifer, My husband bought me a very nice hat made by you and I absolutely LOVE it. Thanks so much, I hope you and your family are well. I live in the mountains of California and it snows all the time so this had with the ear covers is perfect. You're great!!!

Kaitlyn Callahan

December 25, 2012

Thank you so much for the mustard crochet hat! I received it as a gift yesterday, It's beautiful and you are so talented! It's the warmest hat I own, and I'm very grateful that you knitted it. I'll think about you and your inspiring story every time I put it on! God bless and good luck!

Angela Keilberg

December 5, 2012

Thank you for making such a beautiful hat. I will wear it with pride.


December 2, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat, I love it. It's beautiful & warm. I hope for the best for you, your family, and your friends. I am encouraging all of my friends and family to purchase hats from Krochet Kids. Best of luck to you!

Kate Hovda

December 2, 2012

Dear Akot Jennifer,

Thank you so much for my new hat! It is beautiful and very warm. I haven't stopped wearing it since it arrived. I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope you get to continue your education. I know you will be successful in everything you put your mind to.

Thank you again,

Aeliana Hubbell

July 29, 2012

dear Jennifer,

today I bought a cream colored Jane headband. I love it because it's so comfortable and super cute also. (-:
I will think of you every time I wear it. I think it's so amazing that I'm able to see who made my headband. you are beautiful, and I really hope you can finish your education someday. thanks again, and God Bless.

love, aeliana

Caitlin Bose

June 23, 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I got the blue and white Barney hat. Now every time I wear this hat I think of you. God bless you and thanks again for the hat

Kelsey Jené Burns

June 8, 2012

Hi Jennifer!!!
Thank you so much for the hat you made! I got a blue barney one, and I just love it :)
Reading your story makes me so full of joy. The Lord is pouring blessings down upon you, and I pray for more, more, more! Your picture is beautiful, and I wish I could give you a hug to thank you for what you are doing at Krochet Kids International!
Kelsey Jené - El Paso, Texas

James Pedrick

May 26, 2012

Dear crafts woman,
Thank you so much for the lovely hat. it is beautiful.


Sabrina Nord

May 23, 2012

Thank you Jennifer for my beautiful eggplant crocheted hat. I absolutely love it. I will think of you every time I wear it. My favorite is the flower in front. May God bring you many blessings. Thank you for using your wonderful gift.

Joe Murer

February 24, 2012

I received a Beanie you made as a gift today from a friend ,along with one Nabinaka Patricia made. All I can say is that I'm totally impress with your work! I'm definitely looking forward to other products I will buy.I know you will succeed in anything you have planned
to do for yourself...smile often and laugh every day!
Thank you again :D

Kylie Cropper

January 7, 2012

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for my NEW FAVORITE HAT! I'm in love with this thing. i read your story and saw your picture and my eyes lit up, you are an inspiration to me. I BELIEVE in you and in KNOW it will get better for you and your family.

Thank you again,

Full Name*Sue Sonka

December 25, 2011

Hello Jennifer,
My daughter Amy gave me the beautiful scarf you made. It was my first Christmas gift I opened, she was so proud to have bought a gift that actually helps others. She too lost her father, be strong and continue on your path of bettering yourself. You have an amazing smile,thank your time and thoughtfulness.

Maggie Bean

December 23, 2011

Hi! I just got my new purple hat for christmas and I would like to thank you. It will keep me warm in the freezing winter months of Northern America!

Thank you, Maggie

Samuel Horner

November 18, 2011

Hello! I bought a hat for my girlfriend to give to her for christmas. I tried it on and kinda wish i had bought 2 because its so comfy. Thank you for being awesome and making the best damn hats in the world. Thats for trueno.


November 10, 2011

Hi Akot Jennifer,
Thank you so much for my hat. I love and am thankful that you made it! I am very glad that your life has gotten better and very sorry for your loss. It is so great that you are planning on starting your own business! I hope you will be able to and also be able to finish school. Thank you again for making my hat (I love it :) )


October 31, 2011

Akot Jennifer,

Thank you very much for your hard work on my new hat. I really like it.
My name is Kayla, and my mom bought me the hat that you made, and told me how it helps you out.
I hope you have a lot of people buy you hats, I am going to tell all my friends about you and show them my hat. I hope their moms will buy one from you too.
God be with you.

Fajga Loebstein

October 25, 2011

Darling Akot Jennifer!! Your smile is so bright!! Your strength is admirable!!
I am LOVING the hat you knitted that I bought. It's The Denoches in a deep grey color. Even though it is still the hot season where I live in the desert, I've been wearing the hat you made all the time!
It makes me happy to know that you have found something you enjoy doing that also helps you support yourself and family. Your happiness and strength show in your work and I'm proud to be wearing one of the hats you've made!

Thank you <3

Jonathan Loyd

October 9, 2011

thank you very much! i love my hat, and will where it all winter. keep doing what you do, and im glad i could help!!!

Kalea Brooke Hubbard

October 2, 2011

Thank you sooooooooo much for making my hat I just got it yesterday and I'm super excited I plan on wearing it all the time my prayer is that god uses you and blesses you and your family I will definitely spread your story so you can continue to support your family and maybe go back to school. god bless and have a great day!:)

Alli Finkelston

September 29, 2011

Hello Jennifer,
Thank you so much for my hat it is beautiful and so comfortable. I'll think of you everytime I wear it. I hope you continue with this business and that it helps you on your way to achieving yours and your children's dreams. Best of luck, stay strong, and I'll be thinking of you.
Thanks again!

Shannon Rankin

September 28, 2011

Dear Ms. Akot,
I received my hat as a gift and it couldn't have come at a better time. The weather is changing here in Pittsburgh and thanks to my new hat I will be nice and warm. Thank you for taking time to make my hat and many other products for individuals you have never met. I wish you continued success not just with this project but with your return to school. Sometimes the best education we can receive is the education we obtain outside of classrooms. Take care and God Bless You and the other women who work so hard.

Emilio Arriola

September 24, 2011

Thank you so much for your beautiful talent! I will truly cherish this for the rest of my life.

Callie Clift

September 24, 2011

I bought a blue hat yesterday and it is beautiful. I am so thankful that by purchasing it I was able to help you in a small way. It is amazing that you work so hard to provide for yourself and your family and I hope you are able to live out your dreams. I will keep you in my prayers and may God continue to bless you with success and health.
I feel privileged to tell your story everytime I am complimented on my new beanie, keep faith, believe in the lords plans, in him you will do great things!

God Bless,

Melissa Williams

September 24, 2011

Akot Jennifer,

Thank you for the wonderful hat! It looks awesome. I don't really wear hats, I just wanted to do whatever I could to give support. This will be the first hat that I religiously wear. It's just so comfortable. I wish you the best of luck in your future.

Rachel Pewitt

September 23, 2011

Jennifer, thank you so much for the beautiful hat. :) i'll cherish it knowing i was able to help you, even if in such a small way. I wish you luck in starting a business and i admire that you're also using your own money to help other children get an education. it's truly amazing. One day i wish to travel to Africa either as a teacher or simply as an intern, maybe even for KKi. :) Hopefully our paths will cross one day, you seem like a phenomenal woman. :)

love, Rachel.

Ariel Aldio

September 8, 2011

Jennifer thank you so much for making this beautiful hat It will help me very much in winter time when it is very cold thank you again it fits perfectly and i will wear it with love and i will proudly tell everyone about the beautiful woman who made it and put all this love into it and every time i wear it it will be like getting a warm hug on my head lol thank you again so much i can not tell you how happy i am to have this wonderful hat and you will have a special place in our hearts from Ariel and Lee.

Benjamin Oship

August 8, 2011

My hat is seriously the comfiest thing I've ever worn. Thank you so much! And I want to encourage you to stay strong. My dad died a little over a year ago so I know what its like to lose a father far too early. But I leaned on Jesus and He got me through it. Stay strong, God's love.


December 25, 2010

Thank you Jennifer! My wife bought me a black Barney beanie. It is great. The quality is amazing. God bless you in all that you do.


Allison White

December 14, 2010

Thank you, Akot Jennifer, for my new toque! I love everything about it but especially love that there's such an amazing story behind it--your story! I can't wait to tell my friends about the extraordinary woman in Uganda who crocheted my toque for me! Blessings, my friend! - Allison

Erin Kelley

November 30, 2010

Thank you so much for making the most beautiful hat that I own!! I was so excited to go and get it today I could hardly wait. I am so excited to wear it to school tomorrow. I have told all of my frinds of my new hat and I hope that they will want to get one too! Thank you so much again for making it!
By the way, you look very beautiful in your picture and I am so happy to hear that you are doing well.
I am excited to buy another hat from krochet kids, and I am thinking about getting all my friends these hats for Christmas.
And lastly, I want you to know that you will always be in my heart and I will pray for you each and every day.

your friend Erin

Zach Merkling

November 29, 2010

Thanks you so much Jennifer!! I love my new hat! It is nice and warm. I hope you have a long Spirit-filled life! Thanks again!

Sara Sheldon

November 14, 2010

I got a hat made by you today, and I love it! It's so cute. I'm so glad you have this opportunity. Your picture is awesome, and thanks for crocheting this great hat. God bless!

victoria avalos

October 15, 2010

Jennifer, thank you so much for my amazing hat.! its beautiful, i am so greatful i got it! this is the best thing i have ever gotten! thank you very much for crocheting it to me!
victoria avalos

Beth Anne Young

October 15, 2010

Jennifer, I love my new hat! I bought a blue one and I'm so excited about it! I love your picture! You look like you are so much fun! I wish I could show you a picture of myself wearing the awesome hat you made! Maybe I will!
Thank you Akot!
Beth Young