Akumu Betty

Uganda | Crocheter
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After leaving an unhealthy marriage, Betty came to Gulu in search of a better life for her and her children.  Through working at KNOWN SUPPLY, Betty has been able to buy household and food items, and has begun to save a portion of her income so that she can eventually start her own business and invest in her children’s education.

DREAM FOR FUTURE
“My future plan is to save money so that when my contract expires, I can establish an IGA (small business) to earn a living from.”

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“The most wonderful thing about Northern Uganda nowadays is the rights of people including the freedom of choice that have been reinforced by the authorities.”

WHAT MAKES CROCHETING ENJOYABLE  
“I love crocheting because it keeps me busy and away from my worries. Crocheting also earned me an income to support my family.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love means holding your neighbors at heart so dearly.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Karina korszyk

May 12, 2017

Hey Betty
My cousin from Usa brought me a beautiful piece of KK that you had made. Im from Argentina so your creation is in Argentina!!! Thank you God bless you!

Kayla Sheldon

April 3, 2016

Hello,
My name is Kayla. My club at the college I go to was holding a silent auction last week and I saw your hat that you had made and I knew right away that I wanted that hat. It also came with a purse and a scarf but I just wanted the hat. It is such a pretty hat and to know that there is a name behind the hat made it 10x more special to me. Thank you for sharing your story on this website and on the hat. Your story is so amazing to me. I guess that is all I wanted to say to you is thank you for making this hat so that I could have it and help you provide for you and your family. You are such a special woman and I do not even know you. I wish the best for you and your family. Thank you!
In Him,
Kayla

Amanda Bedford

October 23, 2015

You are a very talented, beautiful and strong woman! I will always think of you when I wear my lovely hat and I cant wait to tell the story behind it to others. Thank you!

Rachelle

September 19, 2015

I'm not a toque wearing type of Canadian, but when I tried this cute black one on that you have made, I absolutely loved it! I will be wearing it all of the time this winter. Thank you so much for your beautiful and hard work :)

Terence Helm

February 5, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful hat. It will be great for the cold North-Eastern USA winters. All the best to you and your family!

Kristeen Abner

September 29, 2014

Dear, Akumu

I am so happy that I have the chance to say thank you for my beautiful scarf that you crocheted. You are so talented and I'm happy that you are able to do what you love. I wish you all the best.

Sincerely, Kristeen

Simran Jassar

January 30, 2014

Dear Akumu Betty,

Thank you for creating such a beautiful hat; I will think of you each time I wear it. Your story is truly inspirational, and it is extremely unfortunate that bad things happen to good people. Seeing that you are doing well is motivational to push myself to grow as a woman. I wish you luck in your journey to begin your own business!

All of the best,

Simran Jassar

Karla Liñan

December 31, 2013

Hello my name is Karla and i'm from México. Thanks for doing amazing things. A friend buy me a hat, and i'm so proud of wearing the hat that you made. Sorry about how i write my english is not really good haha.
Hope you're having a good new year.
A lot of love from México (:

Melanie

December 23, 2013

Hi Akumu Betty, I received a precious little hat ornament that you knitted and wanted to say thank you for sharing your talent with the world. Bless you. - Melanie

Alejandro Marin

December 14, 2013

Dear Akumu!

Thank you for the beautiful mini wallet you made! God Bless!

Alejandro

Mary Wnek

November 11, 2013

Dear Akumu Betty,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you knitted, it is beautiful and I loved it as soon as I saw it. I pray much success for you and your family in the future and Gods blessings to you.

Thank you again, Mary Wnek

Summer Ratcliff

November 5, 2013

Dear Akumu Betty,

You crocheted a beautiful and perfect hat. I will think of you every time I wear it. I will pray for you and your family for a beautiful future!

Thank you for the warm beanie. It will keep me very warm in my new home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sincerely,
Summer

Amy Mascetta

October 29, 2013

Dear Akumu Betty,

Thanks so much for making my little girl's hat. It's is beautiful. I will think of you every time I put it on her. Thank you! I wish I could post a pic for you to see how happy she is.

Hannah Kurtin

August 3, 2013

Akumu Betty,

The beautiful beanie you made is loved by all who see me wear it. When I tell them your story, they find the nearest supplier of KKU and buy something that speaks to them. I am a 16 year old girl who couldn't even imagine what you have gone through, and I am so inspired by your strength. Keep doing what you love!

Love always,
Hannah

Amanda Sheehan

March 13, 2013

Akumu Betty,
Your story is such an inspiration. You are a beautiful and strong woman. I pray that God would protect, and watch over you and your children. I want to thank you for the hat you made. It is beautiful, and is the color of the sun. I love sunshine, and am so excited to wear this hat. Thank you so much, and have a wonderful day!

Rebecca Deghuee

January 2, 2013

Dear Betty,

My daughter gave me one of your beautifully crocheted hats as a Christmas gift. I love it. The quality of your work is outstanding and I feel so fortunate to have such a special gift. I feel especially thankful for a connection to you because I was raised by my older sister, her name was also Betty, and she passed away in July of 2011. Best wishes to you for continued success.

Rebecca

Chelsea

December 25, 2012

Betty,

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! Your story inspires me and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Best of luck on your journey in the future! I have all the faith in you that you will accomplish your goal and be very successful! Warm wishes this holiday season.

Love Always,
Chelsea

Mia Ferreira

December 18, 2012

Dear Betty,
Thank you for the hat. I'm sorry you've had to deal with so much. I'm happy that now you are in a better place and I admire how much you aspire for the futures of your children as well as yourself. You are brave and strong (and also REALLY good at crocheting). I love my hat, and I love it even more now that I know that it was made by such a strong and amazing person. I'll wear it and think of you. Best 17th birthday present ever.

Love,
Mia

CarrIe Vatsaas

December 2, 2012

Hi Betty. I just bought one of your hats and I live it. Your story is so inspiring and you are such an amazing lady. I keep you in my prayers. Keep doing what ou are doing. You are so wonderful and the Lord has amazing plans for your life. "For I know the plans I have for you ,"declares The Lord. ''Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jerimiah 29:11.
Love,
Carrie

Carolina nava

December 1, 2012

Akumu Betty god bless you ,, thank you so much for my hat I love it ,,, I got the Betty cream color one ... Take care and thank you again :)

Bianca Sanchez

November 18, 2012

Akumu Betty,
I just came across Krochet Kids, and I happened to buy a beanie you made. I love it! After reading your story, everytime I wear it I will always think of you. I'm sending out a prayer for you, in hope that your future goal comes true! Thank you so much and good luck! <3
Sincerely,
Bianca Sanchez

Travis Bohn

November 8, 2012

Hi Akumu Betty,

I just want to say thank you for doing such good work on my hat! I received it this week and have worn it every day since :D The quality of my hat is great and I just want to say keep up the good work! It's making my life a lot warmer. I also want to say that I enjoyed hearing about your life. I'm sorry that you had to go through so many difficult situations, and I'm sure I can't even begin to imagine what they were like. However, I am glad to read that things are better now! I pray that God is working in your life and you are able to be more successful each day. You will definitely be in my prayers!

-Travis
Buffalo, NY

Mina Ulaszek Benjami

October 22, 2012

Hello Akumu Betty!

Your story is an inspiration! I wish you well in your future! I received my hat yesterday. I LOVE it and will think of you each time I wear it. Thank you!

Mina

Kazuki

June 25, 2012

Betty! Good for you. Your hats are beautiful. I think it's a good idea. I just bought 6 hats back in Oct. Now I need to use them a little bit more. LOL I wish you well on your new endeavor. AnnMarie

Allie Wieland

March 12, 2012

Akumu Betty,

Thank you for making this lovely hat. You are truely an amazing woman with such a great talent as well. You're continued hard work will pay off for you and your children.

May God bless you in all that you do!

Lisa

February 17, 2012

Dear Akumu Betty,

Thank you for my beautiful hat! I got the "paprika betty" style that you made. Your hard work and talent is very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Lisa from Seattle, WA---USA

Kim Parsons

February 7, 2012

Thanks for the Betty Betty (cheesy I know, but that's me)

Mari

January 26, 2012

Thank you Betty for my beautiful hat! I love it very much. I wish you luck and send you many blessings for all of your future endeavors. Your story is inspiring and empowering for all women. Thank you so much!

Ashley Patrick

January 18, 2012

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat that i recieved for Christmas. I wear it with almost everything that i own. I am only 13 and I don't know if i could have been as brave as you were. Thank you again for the hat and i will definatley spread the word about Krochet Kids.
Sincerely,
Ashley

samantha lanter

December 31, 2011

Akumu betty,
Thank you for your beautiful hat that keeps me warm. I feel the love you made it with everytime I wear it.
Many tanks and good blessings,
Samantha lanter

Meagan Slatter

December 26, 2011

Thank you so very much for creating my beautiful Betty hat. It's as beautiful as you are! I pray the Lord will continue to bless you and your family.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

With Love,
Meagan

Jaime Henne

December 22, 2011

Hi Betty!

Your life story is both heartbreaking and inspirational. You are quite a strong and amazing woman to have gone through that and have the courage to leave your husband and make a life for yourself and children. I can't even begin to imagine the struggles you have gone through! My 14 month old daughter and I were shopping this evening for a special Christmas gift for my cousin, and came across the Krochet Kids hats. They first caught my eye because of how beautiful they were, but when I heard the story behind them I had to buy one for her, and ended up buying one for myself as well (which you made!). I can't wait to spread the word of these adorable hats and the wonderful things that are happening to the people who make them. Best of luck to you on your journey, I'll be thinking about you each winter that I wear it!

With love,
Jaime

Madelynn Marlow

December 20, 2011

Betty, your story inspires me so much. I was very blessed to go Kenya this summer on a medical mission trip and give medicine to many who had been injured like you. I am also about to turn sixteen, and I can't imagine going through everything you've been through and being as strong and successful as you are today. Women like you amaze me so much- never stop being the beautiful, strong, inspirational woman you are and if there's anyway we could write and keep in touch I would love that. May god bless you in all you do, and I look forward to buying more products from you and many others like you. And thank you so much for the hat you knit! It's so cute and I Iove it.

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.