Akwero Agnes

Uganda
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Akwero Agnes was born the first of three children. During the war, Agnes witnessed many of her family members taken away from her. With the money that she has earned at KK Uganda, Agnes is able to assist her husband and pay for her children’s schooling. Her dream is to see her children go through university, an opportunity that she was denied.

DREAM FOR THE FUTURE
“My dream is to educate my children to a higher level of learning. Since I was denied education, I will struggle to ensure that all my children are educated.”

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
“I love gardening. We are very fortunate because the land in Northern Uganda is so fertile, which is excellent for farming and weeding.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“I send my thanks to KK intl. and prays that they should be able to continue to help us and other women so that our children can have a future through education.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Hope Noelle

September 1, 2019

I found your beautiful hat at a thrift shop with all of the tags still in tact. I’m looking forward to learning more about the product and the mission. 🖤

LeeAnn Thompson

January 29, 2017

Thank you, Agnes for the beautiful hat that you made! I will think of you and say a prayer of blessing for your children whenever I put it on... God bless you! ~LeeAnn T from California

Melissa Michaud

October 23, 2016

Akwero,
Thank you so much for making this beautiful crochet hat! I loved being able to read about you and your dream to educate your children. I am actually a student at a University right now. I really hope your children will have an opportunity to get an education and I wish you the best!

Matthew Goolsby

September 16, 2016

Akwero,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful work that you made and that I now have the priveledge to enjoy every day. As an artist myself I cherish every fiber and every arrangement of fibers in this piece, and really to me it is because of only one reason: it has become a link that now connects two humans who have never even met each other, in a way more meaningful than a simple 'nice to meet you' could ever be. Our own paths now weave together briefly much like this piece is made.
I wish you a peaceful future, I truly hope you get everything you want for your children because you and they deserve it absolutely.
I will always remember how amazing it felt to realize just how KK Intl reached across the world to connect two artists and gardners -- one in Africa, and the other all the way in Texas. Thanks again Akwero! Peace be with you!

Summer

December 6, 2015

Hi, Akwero Agnes, I received my scarf last week, and it is my favorite scarf I own. It keeps me so warm, and I love that I can tell how much care you put into making it. I pray that you have many blessings, and I am so grateful for this beautiful scarf that I can wear. I will tell all my friends about you and how special it is that I know who made my scarf. God bless, Summer

Kurtis

October 6, 2015

I just received a beanie you created. It is perfect. I am amazed and inspired by your heart to use your gifts to impact your family and your community. A HUGE prayer sent for you and your family.

Blessings. WAY TO GO! :)

Kurtis

Erica Casarrubias

August 23, 2015

Dear Akwero Agnes,

Thank you so much for making bracelets that impact lives. You are an amazing work of God and I'm praying for your strength. I know that your family will succeed because you are under the wings of the Almighty. You are loved, and have so many people praying for you.

Keep doing what you're doing.

Erica.

Brian

April 20, 2015

Dear Akwero Agnes,

Thank you so much for the beanie, it looks amazing. My wishes and prayers go to you and your family. Best of luck! Brian

Jordan Pulliam

January 21, 2015

Akwero, thank you so much for the absolutely amazing sea foam green beanie! Your story is life changing and I pray that your dream to educate children is reached in the highest of ways. Good luck on your journey and in all things that you do. Thank you so much! -Jordan

Joshua Swift

December 2, 2014

Thank you so much for the beanie.

I am in love with this beanie and where it almost all day. It is very comfortable and never makes my head overly hot. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Joshua Swift

Kayla sheffield

December 1, 2014

Hi, thank you so much for making this amazing hat. I love it! You're so talented! This is now my favorite hat! I wish you the best.

Kayla

Tiffany

March 2, 2014

Agnes,

Thank you for creating such a wonderful beanie, I purchased it for a gift for a very dear friend of mine. Thank you for the love and care that went into making this. I know she will love it and love the story behind it!

Giving thanks from California

Rachael Lay

January 21, 2014

Thank you Agnes for the beautiful bag you made. You are very talented and I wish you and your family a very bright future. This bag was a gift from a special friend of mine. Your signature on the bag is my favorite part. I will love it and look after it forever!
Warm wishes,
Rachael x

Emily Siegrist

January 17, 2014

Thank you for this beautiful hat you made for my daughter. Your work is amazing! I recovers a hat made by you as a gift from a friend. And I will be sure to give these as gifts as well!

Charlotte Watts

January 5, 2014

Dear Agnes,

My sister gave me a hat you knit for Christmas ("the Betty") and it is beautiful! I wanted to thank you for your beautiful work and wish you all the best. I see that you love gardening - that is a love of mine as well! Have you heard of Permaculture. It's a wonderful philosophy and design style for sustainable farming/living.

I hope for you that your dream of putting your children through higher education comes true. You deserve all the best!

Charlotte

Kathleen Lauten

December 7, 2013

Dear Akwero Agnes,

Your handiwork is beautiful and I am enjoying my KKi hats so much. I bought the coppery red 'Betty' for my cousin who wore it and enjoyed the warmth as she lost her hair to cancer treatments. She passed away in the spring and I now wear her hat. It is so soft and warm on these California brisk days! I also still enjoy my winter white tam that our son bought me for Christmas two years ago. It still looks beautiful. Thank you for blessing me with your talents! May God continue to bless you and bring you the desires of your heart:)
Love, Kathy

Summer Dawn Goodwin

December 1, 2013

Dear Akwero Agness,

I was recently given a lovely hat made by you and I LOVE it! It is now my favorite cold weather hat I wear it all the time! I had not heard of KKi when it was given to me but your signature made me curious so I looked KKi up and your story as well as so many others I have read here inspired me. I am eager to tell everyone who compliments my hat (there are a lot of them!) Your story and where they can buy one! I hope you and your family are well. Thank you for the warm hat and inspiration!
Oceans of Love,
Summer Dawn

Elisha Hansen

September 3, 2013

Dear Agnes,

This hat that you made is absolutely darling. Thank you so much for all the care you put into making it. Best of wishes and good luck towards all of your dreams!

Elisha

S. Brewer

August 11, 2013

Thank you so much for making the blue bow. I will wear it all the time.

jenny pritchard

July 22, 2013

Thank you Agnes for the lovely sunglasses sleeve you made. I will keep it forever and I use it every day. You are a beautiful lady and you are so talented! Be blessed!

Emily

March 20, 2013

Dear Akwero Agnes,
I just received your beautiful hat in the mail and I love it!! It is so soft and warm, it is also so well made! I love the pattern and quality of my hat and I plan to wear it a lot! Keep up the good work and I hope your talent continues to bless you. Hopefully I can order some more another time!
-Love Emily Copeland

Morgan Maddox

December 26, 2012

Dear Akwero Agnes,

I just received a hat you made as a Christmas present yesterday! It is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. Thank you so much for your hard work to make my hat. Your story truly inspires me and I hope you are doing well. May God bless you and your family.

Love,
Morgan Maddox

Luke J

December 25, 2012

Agnes,

My brother purchased one of your hats for me for a Christmas gift, and today is Christmas! The hat is excellent and it fits just right. Very warm and soft as can be. I thank you greatly and I hope that this organization has brought some much needed light and happiness to your life. I pray that you and your family receive all the blessings that I am positive you deserve, and I pray that your children may receive the education that you wish for them. God is watching you, and he is proud of you for the hardships you have conquered. Keep up the wonderful craft, and god bless you!

Eunice F.

December 9, 2012

Hi Akwero Agnes, I recently purchased a hat made by you for a gift, and I seriously cannot wait to give it! It looks so amazing and is the best hat I've ever purchased! I actually want one for myself as well. Thank you so much for it! I hope your future will be as bright as your radiant smile.

Love and light,
Eunice

Janice e

November 4, 2012

Dear Akwero,

I hope you and your family are well. I recently purchased a beanie that you crocheted and I love it. It's beautiful and the quality is amazing. You are very skilled and I appreciate your work. You have every right to be proud of the work and products you create. I hope to see more of your work again in the future. Stay strong and god bless!

Best,
Janice
California

Molly S.

October 29, 2012

Thank you for the fabulous hat you made! It is so cute :) I'm going to tell everyone about KK because this is such an inspiring project.

Best of luck to you and your family! <3

Day

October 17, 2012

Hello Akwero, i love my sunglasses case. the color you chose is amazing when i seen this item i felt so happy. because of you my glasses are safe and sound, thank you for this wonderful gift.

Day :)

Collin Gibbs

September 6, 2012

Dear Akwero Agnes,

Thank you SO much for the 5207.5 you made for me. It kept my head warm all winter last year! I also got very many compliments on it, and many people bought hats from Krochet Kids because of it! It not only functions, but looks awesome! I hope all is well and I wish you and your family the best of luck with your goals in life. Keep up the hard work! Thank you again! :)

sincerely,

Collin G.

Maeve

August 27, 2012

Hi Agnes! We love the headband you made!! It's adorable and we get tons of compliments on it!!!
Love,
Maeve & Shea

Shayla Lawson

July 22, 2012

Hello Agnes. My Names Shayla Lawson. My friends and family call me Shay. I am fourteen. I live in a small town called Murphy in Oregon in America. I recently bought a hat that you made and have gotten many complements on it. I really love it and you did an amazing job making it. I appreciate what you do and hope to hear back from you sometime soon. May I ask how many children you have and their names?.(:
Thank you again.
Sencerly, Shayla Lawson. <3

Monique Calderon

May 18, 2012

Dearest Agnes,

You are such an inspiration, I have faith that your dream will come true for your children. I am spreading the word about KKI! I love the beautiful green of my bella beanie and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the grace of God continue to be with you and may you remain steadfast in Him.

God Bless,
Monique Calderon

Taylor Rilling

March 6, 2012

Dear Agnes,

Krochet Kids came to an event at my University and I bought a hat you made. I have always wanted one and as soon as I saw this one I wanted it! You are so gifted and it is such a beautiful hat. I will cherish it forever and think of you when I wear it. Thank you for sharing your story and may God continue to bless you!

-Taylor Rilling

Sophia Petunia Bryan

December 29, 2011

Dear Agnes,
When i got this hat i didn't realize it had much meaning. but then once i saw your picture and heard your story i looked at the hat differently. you inspired me. it is so great that you are helping your family and making sure your kids have education. i wear this hat almost everyday in a reminder of you. i tell people your story and hopes that they will also buy your hats. again thank you!!!
Sincerely,
Sophia <3

T pendleton

December 19, 2011

Dear Agnes,

I received this awesome hat you made as a gift and I don't think I've ever had such a warm soft hat. I hope that you can continue supporting your family through the help of this organization! God bless.

Thanks again!

Hannah Hardison

December 11, 2011

Dear Agnes, thank you so much for this wonderful hat you have made me. Your story is very touching and I am glad you are able to support your family. Stay strong and believe in your future!(:
Hannah

Lorianne Burhop

November 20, 2011

Thank you for making this beautiful hat! I am happy I was able to support KKU and a strong, talented woman like yourself. I wish you and your family all the best.
Lorianne

Eugene Renner

November 7, 2011

Dear Agnes,
I wanted to write to thank you for the lovely hat. I cannot crochet or knit, so you are obviously much more skilled than I am, and definitely deserving of praise. I'm very sorry that you have had such a terribly rough life. I could never imagine the pain and hardship. You have come through the darkness and are creating light not only for your children, but, no doubt, to everyone around you, me included. You are worthy of an amazing life and hopefully the Krochet Kids program is making that happen. I will add you and your children to my evening prayers asking the Universe for an abundance of love, health, happiness, and hope for you, and and also enough money so that you and your children are kept comfortable. I'm sure that your children are very smart and will learn very much, and go on to do great things. /so, many thanks for the hat and for giving me a little peek into who you are. I am truly humbled by your story and your strength.

Aleshia Akin

October 7, 2011

Agnes,

I have been waiting for the delivery man to bring me and my boy our hats for days! I was so excited to finally get it. I am also so excited to hear of the many blessings KK is bringing you and your family. God takes care of us in all circumstances. Keep Him first in all you do and the possibilities are endless. You guys are in my prayers! Keep up the great work you are doing!

With a heart full of gratefulness,
Aleshia Akin

Jackie Thomson

October 1, 2011

Agnes,

Your story is heart breaking. But your dream for your children's future is one of hope. It is something that can be achieved! I am so glad that I was able to help you in this dream buy purchasing a hat that you made. I have the Betty and I love it! Every time I wear it I will do my best to remember to stop for a moment and pray for you and your husband. That you two will be able to provide the funds need for your children's future. Then for your children that they will see that all this hard work that you are doing is how you are loving them. That they see that love. Thank you for being a part of KKU and for sharing your story!

- Jackie Thomson

Todd Harrison

September 27, 2011

I want to say Thank you Agnes for the beanie you made me. I have looked on all kinds of websites and in stores for the perfect beanie and could never find one to my liking. I finally came to this site and the beanie you made me is perfect. You have done what many others could not. Thanks again!!

-Todd from NC

Joshua Gordon

September 25, 2011

Agnes,

I love my hat. I think I am going to wear it constantly. I love this organization and I'm excited to see the things you will accomplish in the future, as well as the other women involved in KKi. Hearing all of these amazing stories makes me want to get on a plane and be a part of it.

Stay strong
-Josh

Jacob Andrew Lambert

September 23, 2011

Dear Akwero,
Thank you so much for my hat, I will pray for you and everyone in Uganda. My hope is that everyone in Uganda will eventually get above the poverty line. Thank you, and always remember that Jesus loves you<3
with love, Jacob Lambert

Anne

September 23, 2011

Dear Akwero Agnes,

I just received my Barney hat that you made. It is beautiful and I love it! May God Bless you and all the ladies.
America love you <3

Anne

Collin Gibbs

September 21, 2011

Dear Akwero,
I really enjoy the hat that you made for me! It is very cold here sometimes in Minnesota (midwestern United States)! It looks very nice and is just about perfect. :) I wish you the best of luck and your family are always in my prayers. Love,
Collin

Jason Tolentino

September 20, 2011

Dear Akwero Agnes,

My girlfriend and I received our Barney hats today. The one for my girlfriend was made by you. She absolutely loves it... She loves it so much she is going to wear her hat to work tomorrow.

Maybe we'll be so lucky to have another Krochet product made by you when we buy something else... which we definitely will. Take care! We send you and your family our absolute best wishes!!! :)

J &K

Paul Gaudiano

September 18, 2011

Akwero Agnes:
Hello, I just received my hat today that you created. I want to tell you I absolutely LOVE this hat. It fits like a dream and you did an incredible job crocheting it. I can not express my gratitude enough to you, thank you so much. I hope this message finds you doing well, I hope your children are studying hard preparing for their educations, I give you and your family all my best wishes. I am all smiles today, and it is all thanks to you.

Again, thank you so much.
Paul Gaudiano

Tara Bergeron,

September 2, 2011

Thank you for your fine work. May God Bless you in your dreams of eduating your children.

Marisa Greco

August 19, 2011

Dear Agnes,

My hat came today and I absolutely love it. Thank you for helping us understand the situations that women in Uganda are facing. It's good to know that we can help out even if it is in a little way. I will tell all of my friends the story of my hat and will share your story with them as well. I'm planning on ordering another one of your hats and I can't wait to get it!

Thank you so much,
Marisa Greco

Karen Olson

July 28, 2011

Dear Agnes,

You make beautiful hats and you must be extremely proud of your work. I have the "Bella" hat, which I purchased from Nordstrom, and I love it. I'd been looking for a hat like this for years, and I am so happy that I found it and that I could support such a good cause.

God bless you,

Karen

Rebecca Lowsley

July 25, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful scarf you made for me. It is very soft and will keep me warm in the winter months. I will pray for you and your family. I am a teacher and believe education is important. I will pray that God provides for you and your family so your dreams will come true. God bless you! You do amazing work!
Your Sister in Christ,
Rebecca Lowsley

Lamar Stockton

May 4, 2011

Thank you so very much Akwero for the beautiful hat you made for me! I just got it tonight, and love it. It is so soft and warm. I love it...Will wear it every day next winter to keep my head warm..I pray that your job will help you to have your children receive a good education. I am from the town where Travis Hartanov and Kohl Crecelius are from-Spokane, WA. They are so wonderful, and I'm glad they taught you about making the hats.

God bless you and your family!

In Christ,

Sara McClinton

Giorgia

January 16, 2011

Dear Agnes,
For Christmas I got the Waldo you made and I'm so happy! I think this opportunity to contact you is really an amazing idea. I really love Africa and, even though I am only 17, I know one day I'll come there. In particular I love Uganda. I am also trying to learn Swahili!
Kwaheri,
-Giorgia =)

Vania Tong

November 30, 2010

Dear Agnes,

My friend gave the Waldo you made to me as a birthday gift just recently! I am so blessed by the thoughtfulness of the gift, and so blessed to see how God provided you with this opportunity to support your family! The beanie is wonderful and is keeping me warm in this cold weather :) I wanted to pay Uganda a visit this past summer with Africa Renewal Ministries, but was unable to in the end. Hopefully God will open up another opportunity some day! Thank you again, and may you continue to find joy in crafting these beautiful beanies!

Sincerely,
-Vania