Akullu Winny

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When working in the fields became too difficult during the war, Winny and her family were left without a livelihood or hope. With the money that she is earning by working at KK Uganda, Winny has been able to pull herself and her family out of poverty and can now even supporting her younger sister through school. Winny fully embraces her own definition of love: being generous and staying in unity with others.

“My future dream is to build in the family’s land so that people may rent in order to get school fees for my children and feed my family.”

“To me, love is staying together in unity with friends and also sharing things with others.”

“My hobbies are playing netball and singing gospel songs.”

“My message to KK intl. and its promoters is a word of thanks for changing my life.”

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Previous Thank Yous


November 3, 2019

The headband is beautiful and so soft. My boys and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.


July 1, 2017

I received the most beautiful blue Lilly hat! Your work"woman"ship is amazing! This has turned into my favorite hat ever! It is summer here right now so I am impatiently waiting for cold weather! Your goals are achievable and I have no doubt you will accomplish them soon! Sending you positive thoughts and love! Thank you for sharing your talent!!!!

Kirsten Gardner

November 7, 2016

Akullu, I purchased a salmon pink crocheted hat that you made. It is so beautiful and well made. I love that although I've never met you, that I am able to share your story when I wear your hat and carry a piece of you with me. Peace, love , and happiness to you and your family. Thank you!

Elizabeth Ellis

February 13, 2016

Thank you so much for making my daughters hat! She is 4 months old , and it is keeping her warm during the winter here in Connecticut, USA. I will think of you and your family every time she wears it. God Bless!!
Thanks again,
Elizabeth Ellis
Derby, Connecticut, USA

Matthew Glaubke

January 4, 2016

Thank you for making my hat! I love it! You are so very talented! I will think of you every time I put it on! Wishing you all the best for the new year, and all the years to come. Be blessed!

Matt Glaubke
Portsmouth,Virginia, USA

Benjamin Alicea

December 28, 2015

Akullu, thank you so much for making my beautiful hat! You are so talented. My father is a Minister here in America and I love singing gospel songs too. Maybe one day I will get to hear you sing. God bless you!

Bridgette Suitor

December 27, 2015

Thank you so much for making all the things you have made. I got a hat and I love it so much. Your work is amazing! Be well, happy, and safe.

Mathew Perry

December 27, 2015

Greetings Akullu,
I love my hat! You are very talented.
It will keep me warm in the cold winters in Maine, USA.
I send you and your peace and light.
Go well, Matthew

Amanda Soto

December 19, 2015

Dearest Akullu,
I just bought one of your Hoot hats for my baby girl Elliana. It's so cute and will keep her warm this winter. I'm grateful to have such a special handmade item for her and glad you share your gift with the world! Thank you!

Jim Cassaro

December 1, 2015

Hi Akullu-

I received one of your hats in the mail last night and I absolutely love it. Not everyone has the gift of being able to create warmth for others and I will cherish this hat for many years ahead. God Bless you and your family and I wish you all the best in the future.


Jim Cassaro

Valky Duran

February 16, 2015

Dear Akullu,

Thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship of the baby hat that I bought for my friend's daughter, it is beautiful! The baby is 3 months old and it is very cold in New York City these days. I think this is a perfect gift. Good luck with your plans, I have confidence that you will achieve anything that you set out to do.

Monica Spacciapolli

January 28, 2015

Thank you for the lovely headband. I love it and love being able to wear something that has had a lot of love put into it. Keep up the amazing work! You are an inspiration to people around the world.

Arturo Salazar

January 7, 2015

Hello, Dear Akullu Winny
My grandson, who lives in Bogota, Colombia, Southamerica, is a lucky baby with your good Handmade job

God bless you


Lesley cassatta

December 19, 2014

Dear ms winny, I received one of your hand made hats from my son's grandmother last week, I loved it so much that I looked inside and found a tag, your name was on the tag and I decided to look you up, your such a great artist, keep up the good work, we love your art out here in California. Thanks very much, with love Lesley cassatta and my son baby leo. This is my son baby leo with the hat you hand made hope you recognize it lol god bless.

Stefany Abad

November 7, 2014

Dear Akullu Winny,
Thank you so much for this adorable hat. You are amazing at what you do. God bless you


September 16, 2014

Dear Akullu Winny,

Thank you so much for making a beautiful creation! I am so blessed to hear your story; you inspire me. You are very talented, and I hope all your dreams are fulfilled. May God infinitely bless you and your loved ones.

Much gratitude and love,

Alyssa LoPiccolo

July 12, 2014

Dear Akullu Winny,

Thank you so much for my adorable hair flower! You do amazing work! Good luck achieving your dreams!


Jessi Despain

February 8, 2014

Thank you so much for my amazing hat! You have quite the talent! I get so many compliments every time I wear it. Keep on being amazing! :)

Jeffrey Boese

January 2, 2014

Dear Winny,
Thank you so much for the time and energy you put into the beanie that I just purchased. It truly means a lot, knowing that something that you wear has a connection to an actual, physical person with a story and a passion. Having that connection makes owning it that much more enjoyable. I truly wish you well in all you do, and may God bless you richly in this new year!



December 27, 2013

I got the Juliet as a gift for Christmas, and i love it! Thank you for the wonderful work, and i am excited about this organization that i will continue to support!

Charlene Boykin

September 24, 2013

Akullu Winny, Thank you for making my amazing hat. I love it! It is the most lovely shade of blue and so many people tell me it is pretty every time I wear it. I was so happy to see your face when I looked up your name... you have such a beautiful smile it makes me very happy! Thank you, Char in Spokane, WA

Katy Fleming

September 24, 2013

I love my 5207.5 hat you made! It is absolutely perfect and I cannot wait for colder weather to come so that I can wear it all the time. Thank you so much for the effort you put into making these products and I can't wait to purchase more. God bless you!

Susan Ellingburg

May 9, 2013

Winny, I love, love, love my Ava that you so beautifully created. The quality of your work is fabulous. I will remember you in prayer every time I wear it.

Ester guadarrama

April 24, 2013

Tonight I bought shoes that you made and I thank you for doing these shoes your story really touched me and I wish I could do something but I am just thirteen and well I hope your dreams come true and I want to say God bless you and to give you all your wishes because you deserve it for your hard work and your hope and faith of every day the shoes must take you a lot of work so one more time thank you and keep your head up..

Delancey Fortin

April 13, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I absolutely adore it! Hope you are doing well and continuing to be a such a role model to everyone around you. I wish you all the best!
God bless,
Delancey Fortin
Starkville, MS


April 11, 2013

Thank you very much for making such a beautiful hat.
I wish you love, health and happiness for the future.

This is a great organization and I will continue to support you guys!!!!!

-Krisztina V

Fort Erie, Canada


March 31, 2013

Dear Winny,

Thank you so much. You inspire me.


Laura Gardner

March 29, 2013

Dear Winny,

I bought a hat yesterday that you created. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat that I will treasure.
I read your biography on the website. You are such a strong woman an you are an inspiration. Your family is so lucky to have someone like you to look out for them. I wish the very best of luck to you and your family.

Thank you,
Portland, OR

Tiffany Willard

January 24, 2013

Dear Akullu,
Thank you for the beautiful work of art that you created! My son purchased one of your hats for me as a Christmas present. It's my second KKi hat, and I'm sure I will enjoy it as much as I have the first one. Reading your story, I know what a blessing it must be to be a part of Krochet Kids. Best of luck to you and your family.

Anna Kessler

January 12, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I can tell you put a lot of love into it because its beautiful! Thank you so much and good luck with your hopes and dreams! God bless!

Sam Voss

January 12, 2013

Dear Akullu Winny,

Thank you so much for my beautiful handmade hat.
This past Christmas my best friend and I agreed to only exchange gifts that went to a good cause.
We were so pleased to find this company and the awesome products it provided.
Not only did we get to learn incredibly stories like yours, but we also feel connected to you even across the globe.
I wish you the best of luck in provididng for your family and working as hard as you do.

Thank you again,

Sam Voss

Eryka S.

December 24, 2012

Dear Akullu,
Thank you for my beautiful sea blue lucille hat. I love the work that you put into it! This is my second hat from Krochet Kids, and I am proud to say that you made it. Happy Holidays to you and your family. I hope all of your dreams come true!
With Love from the Midwest,

Eryka S.

Kelly Cummings

December 10, 2012

Hi Akullu Winny. I recieved one of your hats for a gift. I absolutely love it and think you story is amazing! I wish you the best of luck and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers:)

Nicole Flowers

December 4, 2012

Thank you Miss Akullu Winny - we have a tiny sweet hat hand made by you hanging on our Christmas tree. It is a reminder of you and the hope that has brought you where you are today - touching so many lives through your beautiful work.

Blessings to you and your family now and always.

With love,

Elizabeth Zollinger

November 15, 2012

Thank you so much for my new Lily hat! It is beautiful and so soft. I'm not really a "hat person" but this one is perfect to keep me warm in Brooklyn this winter.

with love,

Bethany Ace

August 7, 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf. I love it and how versatile it is. I really liked your bio, particularly your definition of love. May you and your family be blessed!

The AoSA Project

July 26, 2012


You make really awesome beanies. Great colors, materials, and everything.


Jordan and Chris

Lexi Ashton

July 5, 2012

Hello Winny,
I wanted to thank you for my marvelous headband! Keep at it, I can't wait to get more! Thank you. You, your family and your friends are all in my prayers for a better day.

With Love,


June 28, 2012

Hi Winny, You are very talented, this hat is beautiful! I pray God blesses you and your family. Keep up the amazing work---and thank you!

Tiffany Larsen

June 16, 2012

Hi Winny,

I bought my sunny today! I can't even get over how cute this color is and am totally in love with it!
You are certainly one of the most inspirational women I know and I can only hope that you continue to inspire others with your determination and love.
I can't thank you enough for this absolutely perfect case that will keep my glasses safe:) Without a doubt I'll be showing it off to everyone and thinking of you.
I honestly don't think I'll ever forget that emotional moment when I cried after looking inside the tag to see your name written in it.
Once again, thank you so much and I expect nothing but great things from you:)

Much love and appreciation

Alicia Villa

April 23, 2012

Hello Akullu Winny,
Thank you for making and signing my Bella. I also want to say that it makes me happy knowing that you have goals you want to accomplish, never give up on them and they will come true. You are strong and positive, for that you are admired, because people who have it all find life less significant at times, and I'm sure you see life as a beautiful thing no matter what you have. We wish you Health and Happiness Love Alicia & Angel

The Emersons

February 16, 2012

Hi Winny,
We just received the beanie that you made for us and we love it! Im already planning to buy another one! Thank you so much for your talent and time. Its awesome to think that this came from your hands! Your skill is amazing, and were greatful to be able to share this with you! We hope all of your dreams come true! Love Michael and Holly.

Trevor Kovar

February 16, 2012

Dear Akullu Winny,
I just recieved my hat in the mail today! I love it so much and cant wait to wear it for my friends to see. I admire all that you are doing and hope that one day all of your dreams come true. I am so grateful to own this hat made by your talent and hard work! Good luck in the future, Thank you so much!! Love, Trevor

Ali Bellotti

February 7, 2012

Hi Winny,

Thank you so much for making my wonderful hat. I love it so much and I can tell it was made with love. You are an amazing woman! I appreciate it so much!


February 6, 2012

Thank you for making the hat! It fits great and I have received tons of compliments

Kimberly D'Adamo

February 4, 2012

Dear Ms. Akullu Winny,

Thank you so much for making the Waldo Hat for me. It is beautiful and flawless. I have been waiting to buy this hat for so long and when it finally came back in stock i just had to have it. When it came in the mail i got so excited and ripped the package open and showed it off to my family. I can't explain how great it feels to own a beautiful hat made by the hands of a hardworking , skillful, determined wonderful woman. I hope that all your wishes and goals soon come within reach and i hope i was at least able to help you get a little closer. Please continue making these beautiful hats. I look foward to buying more of your products. Thank you so very much once again.

With much love and appreciation,
Kimberly D'Adamo

Emily Katakura

January 25, 2012

Hello Miss Akullu Winny :)!

I specifically asked for this hat for Christmas and I got it late! But that is perfectly okay! When I got it (today) the very first thing i did was race to open the package and see who made it for me. And when I saw you smiling in your picture it made me smile so very much to know that I had such a wonderful happy beautiful woman making my hat for me. I love my hat so very much and i will wear it very very very much ! expecially since its very cold here now! I wish you the best and I hope all your dreams and goals do come true! <3

Love Emily
Fairbanks, Alaska

Haven M

January 6, 2012

Thank you for my beautiful hat, Miss Winny.

Megan Warshawsky

December 25, 2011

Dear Miss Akullu Winny,

I woke up this morning on Christmas Day with many thoughts on my mind, and one of those thoughts was: My Krochet Kids hat is coming today. I was so excited, but it was not until I was holding your hat in my hands did I finally realize how special this hat is. I know you made it with love, determination, and a purpose to not only help others but yourself as well. I take immense pride in supporting Krochet Kids and you specifically, because when I saw the picture of you smiling it made me smile bigger than I ever have before, and my heart swelled. I really do hope all of your hopes and dreams come true, as I know everyone else does, and love that I was one of many that helped you move forward towards your goals. I think you are a strong, beautiful, fully capable woman, and I love you for this. Your definition of love is a great example for the way I plan to live my life, as fully and full of love as yours is.

Thank you for the just wonderful and beautiful hat. I will love it and wear it so much.
In love,
Megan Warshawsky

Kayla Gramm

December 25, 2011

I just received an beautiful hat that you made for Christmas. My mom knows how much it means to me to be able to give back through products that I buy. Your story is amazing and you truly are a strong and beautiful women! I wish you and your family all the best :)
-Kayla G. Missoula, Montana

Cody Mathis

December 25, 2011

My Aunt got me a krochet kids hat for Christmas and the first thing I did was look inside to see who made it! After seeing your name I looked you up. Now I just want to say thank you for krocheting this beautiful hat it fits so nice it's perfect!!! Thank you very much God Bless!!!

Lindsey Long

December 22, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! My sister bought it for me as a birthday present and I cried! My heart has always been in Africa. This past summer I was in Nigeria doing some mission work there in the villages. You are such a beautiful woman and I admire you for all that you are doing for the people around you!! I pray that God will richly bless you in everything you do and that he will protect you in all situations. Thanks again for making my beautiful hat, and I will share your story with the world!!!

In gratitude,
From Morristown, Tennessee

Matthew Geltz

November 6, 2011

Thank you so so much for the hat you made for me. I wear it every day, since the weather is getting colder in New York. I love it very much! Hope you and your family are in good health and keep up the great work!

Matthew- Buffalo, New York

Heather T

October 17, 2011

Hi Winny,
I wanted to send a note to thank you for the wonderful 'betty' hat I bought today - best of luck with your business!
-Heather, San Francisco, California

Becky H.

October 14, 2011

I just bought one of your hats today! It is the cutest hat I have ever owned and I see me wearing it a lot this fall. You did an amazing job making it and I would like to thank you so much for all the hard work you did! I love it!

Huntsville, Al

Allison Reed

October 14, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. It is such a great hat, and I know it will keep me warm! I love your definition of love. I wish only the best for you and your family!

Johana Santiago

October 12, 2011

I wanted to take the time out to personally thank you for the hat that you made for me. I received it in the mail today and I absolutely love it. Whenever I go to put this hat on I will always think of the wonderful person that you are and I will wear it with pride. I wish you all the best not only for yourself but for your family as well. Never lose faith from your dream because it will take you far. Once again thank you so much!

With much love and blessing,
Johana S.

Courtney Stewart

October 6, 2011

Thank you for the hat, it is beautiful. Hope all is well and your dreams come true

Madison Brianne Moon

October 5, 2011

I love the hat so very much, it was given to me as a gift and I absoutely love it. I'm so happy you guys are doing this, that is so awesome! Your a very valeted and beautiful woman, never give up hope. Reach for the moon.
With love,

Ashley Hopkins

October 1, 2011


I just received my hat today, and it's just in time for it to start getting cold here. Thank you so much! It's so beautiful and warm, and has a great story behind it, unlike other plain hats. You and the women you work with are an inspiration to women worldwide! Be proud of yourselves and your sisters. I wish you long and continued success and empowerment! I hope this thank you note finds you and your family well. It is my deepest hope that you are able to provide for your children and family to go to school as much as possible! Many thanks!

Ashley H.
Columbus, Ohio

Amanda Hulett

September 28, 2011

i love my hat!! i've worn it everyday since i've gotten it! thanks so much its beautiful!! you are truly talented!! good luck to you in life!!


Salvador Yanga

September 23, 2011

Hi Winny,

Thank you so much! I just received my Barney hat and I can't wait to wear it. I wish you the best and you are an inspiration to me. I've told my friends and family about you and this organization. You put a smile on my face today. Thank you again and God bless.


Courtney Grandfield

September 20, 2011


I just received the scarf you made me today! I love it so much! Thank you for all that you do! I am so excited to wear it and show off your beautiful creation!

Courtney from Illinois :)

Brittney Rice

September 18, 2011

Hi Winny,
My name is Brittney and I just recieved one of the beautiful hats that you made. I love it and cant wait to wear it! It is so admirable that you are working so hard to support your family, I only hope that I can be that great of a person someday. I saw that you like to sing gospel songs, I love to sing as well and I was a member of my high school's choir for many years. You are such an inspiration to me and the world, we need more people like you around. Thank you so much for everything you have done. Never lose hope!

With love,

Christopher Hillegas

September 8, 2011


I just received my Barney hat & I absolutely love it! Thank you so much! I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors. I have told so many people about KKi. I hope they all purchase a hat, maybe yours, to help change a life. You put a smile on my face today. I'm happy to have met you. I send you all of my love.

Chris H.
Orlando, FL


August 25, 2011

Akullu Winny,

Thank you so much for the beautiful "Betty" hat. It is so perfect and I could not be happier with it. I am sure that not only your hard work and talent, but also your brave spirit and love for your family and the others around you have brought you the success you have achieved. I can only hope that your life will continue to grow and that one day your dreams will come true and you will reach all of your goals.

Alexandra Cooney
New York

Catherine Cudahy

August 24, 2011

Dear Winny,

Thank you so much for my Twin Fin hat! I was so excited when it came that I put it on right away and searched for your name on the tag. You are a very talented crocheter! Your story, your dreams for your family and your definition of love moved me. You are such an inspiration to me! You, your family and all the women who work with KKI will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have told many of my friends about the organization and I am buying another hat for my friend for her birthday. She is very excited as well :)

Thank you again for helping to warm not only my head but my heart! God Bless you and your family!


Lauren Jones

August 4, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I've been telling my family and friends about you. I hope that your dream for the future comes true soon. God Bless You And Your Family.


April 22, 2011

Thank you so much Winny for your beautiful craftsmanship! This hat is stunning and I can tell it was made with loving and gentle hands. Thank you for sharing your story with us! You are such an inspiration and I can tell you will go on and do great things with your life! May God continue to bless you and your family!
Sending love and prayers your way,

Olivia Lucas

March 30, 2011

Thank you so so much for making my hat. its perfect and the fact that it brings you as much joy as it brings me makes it all even better! you are very inspiring and i admire you for what you have done for you and your family. i will think of you everytime i wear my hat.
with all the love in the world,

Dawn Kicklighter

December 30, 2010

Thank you so much for making my beautiful hat! My sister gave it to me for Christmas. May God bless you and your family.


December 18, 2010

I had been looking for a hat like the Barney for a long, long time. I am very happy to have found it and would like to thank you for making it! I hope it serves me for years to come.

Sharon Miller

December 16, 2010

Good Evening Akullu,
Thank you so much. God has given you a talent and for that my head will stay warm.
I wish you warm wishes and life full of happiness.

Braley Rolling

December 15, 2010

Ms. Akullu,
I just received my Betty in the mail today, and when i opened the bag, I put it right on. I could not wait to thank you for it. It is beautiful and perfect. I love what Krochet Kids International has done for you and your family. You will be in my prayers and I pray God continues to shower His blessings upon you.

keep shining and thriving,

Karen Roberts

December 10, 2010

Hello, Akullu:

I just bought your hat today and had to buy another one for my daughter. I really love my new brown Bella hat and will tell everyone I know to buy your products as well. We will keep you in our prayers and hope that the Lord will bless you and your family. We are so happy that you have been provided with a way to provide for your family and be proud of yourself. We are proud of you, too!

With love,
Spokane, WA

Eddie Hollis

December 9, 2010

I was blown away with my hat. You put a big smile on my face today. Thank You.

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2010

My Betty hat came in the mail today and I LOVE it! I have been telling everyone I know about them and will be giving one to my sister as a gift. Good luck to you and your family, I hope your sister is enjoying school.

Thank you so much, it is beautiful.

Boston, MA

Thereasa Eggerly

November 30, 2010

Akullu Winny thank you for krocheting the hat my husband bought at the department store. He loves it. It's the warmest hat he has ever had. It keeps his head from being cold . I am telling everybody I know about the story behind the hats and how nice they are. God bless and continued sucess with your krocheting.


November 26, 2010

Hi Winny,

I just received the wonderful scarf you made. I love it! It matches the 5207.5 hat I previously purchased. It too was made by one of your wonderful colleagues. I read your biography and I am impressed with you and what you have done to improve your life and your family's lives. I look forward to purchasing more of you wonderful creations in the future.

Warm Regards,

Charles Smith
San Diego, CA

Emilee Goodwin

October 15, 2010

Thank you so much for being such a beautiful woman. I bought one of your hats last night and I ADORE it! It's my new favorite thing to have and I'll most likely wear it every day. Thanks again for being the wonderful person you are. I love you with all of my heart and I hope life blesses your future in many ways.

love, Emilee