Alanyo Alice

Uganda
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During Alice’s childhood she experienced a lot of tragic events within her family that left her alone to raise herself. She had a sponsor who helped sustain her and her husband at the time and their two children. Despite these hardships, Alice is one of our most joyful ladies and says that she looks forward to spending time with her friends at the compound each day. Not only has she been enabled to lift herself out of poverty, Alice has been given a new family and lease on life thanks to the work of KK Uganda and the other women in the program.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“I hope to buy land and build a home for my family and also to help my brother who is uneducated and struggles much like I did before coming here.”

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
“My favorite activities are drama, dance and music.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“Thank you for all that you have done, you have saved me and given me a new, happier life.”


Did she make your product?


Previous Thank Yous

Jen Power

February 24, 2014

Dear Alanyo Alice,

Thank you so much for making my Emma headband. Not only is it beautifully knitted, each flower being just it's own but, it also has another extra special meaning to me. Almost three years ago, my family put down my dog and dearest friend, Emma, and, though I was doing better, lately I have been thinking of her and feeling out of sorts. Then Krochet Kids Spring '14 collection came out and my eye immediately caught the just my style flower headband and I saw the name and knew, in that moment it was meant to be. So when it arrived I had to thank the wonderful woman who made my hope, which lead me to read your story. Now when I wear my new headband, I will think not only of my dog but, of the strong, forward moving woman who made it and hold my head up high, certain happiness is ahead.

Thank you bright soul,
Jen

Jacqui Cotton

January 19, 2014

Dear Alanyo Alice,
I want to thank you for my beautifully knitted headband. Every time I wear it I will be warmed, knowing that it was made with care by such a determined, resilient and positive woman... This gift feels extra special because I know that it helped support a wonderful cause that has saved and improved the lives of so many deserving individuals. I look forward to supporting KKi in the future by buying more lovely, handmade products, and by sharing them and this incredible organization with my friends! Keep up the beautiful work... you are an inspiration!
Warmest wishes,
Jacqui

Eleanor Wenig

July 12, 2013

Dear Alanyo Alice,
Thank you so much for the Ava! You have so much talent!

heather reed

May 29, 2013

i love dance, drama, and music too! thank you so much for helping make this shirt! :) you are beautiful!

Dana Bechtol

April 4, 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful hat! I LOVE it! God bless you!

" Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:6

Vera Lyskova

March 16, 2013

Alice, I am happy with my new hat which you have made. It is truly unique and special that I am able to know who made my product and am able to thank them. I was born in Russia but currently live in Austin, Texas in the United States. I hope to visit Africa very soon, I have many friends from different countries in Africa. I have studied and followed African culture for many years. I relate to the rastafarian lifestyle and am amazed at such a beautiful and peaceful culture. One love. <3

Caleb Walters

December 27, 2012

Thank you for my hat. I received it for Christmas and have worn it ever since I love it. Your work is amazing and it keeps me warm during the now much colder Pennsylvanian winters.
Thank you for your work,
Caleb

Hannah Belzer

December 26, 2012

I received my hat you made for me yesterday as a Christmas gift from my mom and dad. It is beautiful! I absolutely love it! I was so excited to learn more about the woman halfway across the world who made my hat for me. After reading your story, I want to say thank you for being strong, for enduring through all the pain and struggle. God bless you and be with you.
With love and best wishes,
Hannah

Victoria Banks

December 25, 2012

Thanks Alice!
I got your hairbow for Christmas and what a thing to be thankful for:)
always grateful,
Victoria

Lily Fordyce

October 23, 2012

Thank you so much for my new hat, its already getting really cold in Colorado. Your work is so beautiful and will fit every girl just right. The work you do is fantastic and made with such love, you can really tell that you put pride in your work. Thank You again.

-Lily

Kailey Rose

June 17, 2012

I came here to thank you for the hat and I read you're story and quotes. You're truly inspirational. I hope all your dreams come true.
God Bless You.

Kyle Swigert

March 19, 2012

Thank you so so so so much Alice. The hat is so amazing and i love it. I will order again and help the program!!!

Richie Rinehart

March 6, 2012

Alice,
You're a blessing, thank you! Praying for you and your family! Your truly talented.

Morgan Genuchi

February 23, 2012

Alanyo Alice,
Thank you from my heart to yours. You are a shining star.

Margaret Pepe

February 17, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat, Alice. I've been wanting one of these hats for the longest time. I absolutely adore it. I really cannot thank you enough. I ran home from school today when my mom told me it arrived in the mail. It is wonderfully made and extremely comfortable. I told my friends and my family about you, your story, and how you made me this hat. I feel like it was a gift, more than a purchase. Thank you SO much. I really do love the beanie and I am always going to think of you when I wear it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU. You are truly inspirational and fantastic and amazing and an amazing crotchet-er. I can't get over how much I love this hat. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you once again!!
Lots of Love and Cuddles,
Margaret Pepe

Dan O'Brien

January 29, 2012

Thank you, Alice!
You are a true inspiration and deserve to have all your dreams come true. The horrific violence, carnage, corruption, and unspeakable images that you and your fellow country women/men have had to endure, the thought tears at my heart. I have lived in Chicago my entire life, I live about 30 minutes from the city but I do go downtown quite often. In the city, you could be driving on one street that has apartments worth millions of dollars then you can drive 5 minutes south and be in a dangerous impoverished area. I would pass though these parts of the city and think to myself, "It is so sad, so unfortunate" but I would keep driving and within 5 minutes my thoughts were focused back on my life. As sad as it is for people in those parts of the city, it is not even a fraction of what your people deal with.

I was blessed and very fortunate to be born into a "upper class" family, the lower 1% of society. The thought of the money that my family and I have spent on cars, clothes, food, and fancy trips, all of that money could have fed and clothed thousands of people. It could have helped you and your family. I wish I could take it all back and give it all of it to you and your people. I started to realize all this back in 2006. I saw for the first time my all time favorite movie, "Blood Diamond". This might sound a little crazy but that movie changed the way I viewed the world. I was in college at the time and decided I wanted to learn more then just what I was hearing on the news. So, I decided to take a Geography to learn as much as I possibly could. It turned out to be my favorite class of all time and the most educational.

The world has to stop ignoring the atrocities that are taking place, in countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Darfur, Peru, etc. It doesn't matter what race you are, what your faith is, or how much money you have. We are all human beings. I can't even begin to imagine what you have gone through and still go through. When I think about the people around the world like you, who have have/had to struggle each day to even find a small piece of food so they won't starve. All of the innocents who are losing or have lost their families, friends, and homes to corrupt and murderous leaders. These government leaders have plagued these genocides against their own people, all so they could maintain power and steal all the countries money. It is immoral and absolutely disgusting. But, I stop and I think how am I that much different then these government leaders? Sure, I am not killing anyone but what have I done to stop it? What have I done to help?

I know that it is more than just the money though. It is about sending a message, that we as human beings, will not let these carnages continue anymore! I will do everything I can to send that message. I have some ideas and thoughts that I am going to contact Krochet Intl. about. Thank you Ailce, for your strength, courage, and above all for inspiring so many! You and your people are all blessings from God. I am sincerely sorry that I have not done more to help and that it took me so long to realize that there is so much going on in the world other then just in the U.S. or in my personal life. Please accept my deepest apologies and I give you my word that I will not stop spreading this message and I will continue to do everything that I possibly can to help.
I,
By the way, I love your products! I have 3 beanies, a shirt and a hoodie that you guys crafted. They are honestly, the best beanie I have ever had. Thank you for being just you in general, the world is better place because of you.

With all my love and support,

Dan O'Brien

Elena McIntyre

January 5, 2012

Dear Alice,
I bought the hat you made for me a little while ago. I have told many people your story and about how you were full of joy. I love your story and it gives me hope for a happy life! Thank you for blessing my life with such a beautiful hat and thank you for letting me share your story with others!
God bless!

Love Elena
Prince Edward Island, CANADA

Aimee DeCicco

December 26, 2011

Alice,

You are a truly talented crocheter. The hat is beautiful and so are you. Much happiness to you and your family. This was my favorite Christmas gift.

Elizabeth Johnson

December 19, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat. I love it and so does every one around me.

David DiCristina

December 10, 2011

Alice, thank you for the amazing hat! God bless you, your family and your friends! Keep up the great work!

James Novack

December 2, 2011

Thank you so much Alice! You have no idea how much I love my hat!

Eli D.

November 9, 2011

Dear Alanyo,
Thank you so much for my Margot beanie <3
Its beautifully knit and I hope I've helped you get one step closer to your dream :]

Moonstone

October 26, 2011

Thank you so very much! I love my new hat! It's perfect for cold, winter days here in Missouri!

I wish the best for you and your family :)

valley alvord

October 21, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! It's so beautiful and warm! I hope all your dreams come true

Monica Perkins

October 21, 2011

Hi Alice! I just received my Betty hat crotched by you! It's beautiful! Thank you so much! May you accomplish all your dreams!

Melanie Fuller

October 17, 2011

Hi Alice. I found my perfect hat yesterday! Thank you for making it! I hope that your dreams for having a farm for your family, and helping your brother with his education can all be accomplished. Blessings, Melanie

Vincenza Laudisio

October 10, 2011

Wow! Reading all these messages is truly incredible. I stumbled upon the KKI product and bought myself my first hat, certain to not be my last. Thank YOU Alice for your hard work and I hope that every penny spent by the growing supporters will continue to be put to a great cause for the benefit of women in Uganda!

This is truly inspirational and I cannot wait to tell everyone I know about the great things happening on the other side of the world. <3

I tip my hat to you, Alice.

Vincenza

Emily Barnes

October 3, 2011

Alice, thank you so much for all the hard work and care you put into making my hat. I love it!!!! Uganda has a special place in my heart as I was there last fall. When I wear my hat, I somehow feel like Africa isn't quite so far away. May God richly bless you as you have been a blessing to me!

With love from Alabama,
Emily

Lindsey Patterson

October 2, 2011

Alice!! I was so excited to see your picture and get to read your story : ) You are just as amazing as your hat is! Thank you so much! I love it! Gray is my favorite color! Your talents are appreciated world wide.

Love from Dallas, TX!
Lindsey : )

Gabby Gassman

September 30, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat! Every time I wear it, which is often, I feel so blessed because I was able to do something to help someone else. Thank you for making such a wonderful hat! Best of luck with everything, always.
Love from PA,
Gabby G

Kristy Roberson

September 26, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat, Alice! You are so talented!

XOXO!
Madison

Rodney L.

September 21, 2011

Thank you Alice, my wife looks wonderful in her new hat. Greetings in love from NC, USA.

adam

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much Alice for making the beautiful hats for my girlfriend and me. I wish you the best of luck with your job and family. :)

Susie Mayer

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much Alice! The hat is beautiful and receiving it made my day :) I wish you the best of luck with everything in the future!!
Much love,
Susie Mayer

Kendall Petersen

September 17, 2011

Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! I love your style girl, it's so pretty and you are too!

Kara Savitt

August 27, 2011

Thank you for the hat alice!!! I love it!!!! I can't believe how much detail there is in it. I hope the money I spent on your hat will help lead you to a better life.
Sincerely,
Kara Savitt

Mary Beth Bachand

August 21, 2011

Thank you Alanyo Alice! I LOVE my baby blue laptop case!!

Blessings,
Mary Beth

Nicole Santo

July 27, 2011

You are a blessing and the talent that I see everyday in the laptop case you made makes me smile.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only that that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Thank you!

Doni Guyer

May 5, 2011

Hey Alanyo Alice,
Thanks so much for making a beautiful hat. You are a rockstar.
Love Skotti

Annie

April 27, 2011

I received my beautiful hat this past weekend, it's so beautiful! I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!

Sadie

April 26, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful hat. We attended a fundraiser event in Newport Beach tonight and were so excited to see how successful you have been. Great job!

Uyiosa Bangs

February 24, 2011

Beautiful strong black woman you are. God is with you. Thank you, i love you.

Lexie

December 15, 2010

Alice, thank you SO much for the wonderful hat. You and the other ladies at the KKI compound are such an inspiration to me, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to get a hat from you! From you story, you seem like such a strong person... be proud of how far you've come. Thanks again, and best of luck!

Yrma Lady Perdomo

December 1, 2010

Love my hat Alice! :) It's now starting to get cold in St. Augustine FL and your lovely and beautiful gift is giving me the warmth and you've made me look so stylish while staying cozy :) Much love and God bless you in everything you do and hands... thanks again for your gift !!! xoxo