Aloyo Irene

Uganda |Crocheter
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Irene was the first-born of 6 children. Losing her mother at the age of 13, she was forced into a motherhood role early in life. Years later, she became pregnant and wanted to prepare to bring her own children into the world. Irene went in search of a skill that would give her the means to support her family. She found knitting and now works at KNOWN SUPPLY and is using her consistent income to empower her family.

“To buy a plot of land and also support her children’s education.”

“I feel free because there is a lot of freedom.”

“Love means showing affection for one another.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Morgan Marquez

January 7, 2020

I enjoy wearing the hat that you made! It is dark green and white patterned with tassels hanging from the bottom. It also has a big green fuzz ball on the top. It is a breautiful hat!


December 27, 2019

I just recieved a hat you made. What a blessing to know it was made with love and pride. I will cherish it.

Sarah Schmidt

January 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat Aloyo Irene! It will keep me warm in the mountains in the United States. I will think of you every time I wear it. I wish the best for you and your family. Peace and love!

Mirna Alvarado

December 29, 2017

Thank you for the beautiful hat you made, I love it!

Rachel Duchesneau

December 25, 2017

I received my hat a few days before Christmas and it made me so happy! It's beautifully made, and I am in love with my hat. Thank you so much. I am praying for you, and am so happy that you found a job with this amazing company!!

Stephanie Cain

December 18, 2017

Hi Aloyo! I got a beautiful pink and white beanie, which you made, that I am extremely grateful for these cold days in NY, USA. Thank you for the beautiful hat! I love hearing your story and I wish you the absolute best.


December 17, 2017

Thank you Aloyo,
You are so talented. I am so thankful to have received a beautiful hat you made. Thank you.


November 26, 2017

Hi Aloyo! I received the Ford Beanie in Pale Blue that you made in a surprise beanie bundle pack! It is so cozy and perfect for winter. Thank you so much for using your talents to make these unique pieces. You and your family will always be on my mind when I wear it.

Emily Reneer

March 26, 2017

Hello Aloyo! I am from Texas in the United States and bought a beanie made by you. I am truly inspired by your story and pray that one day you can own land and support your children's education. As I read your story, I was reminded of Philippians 1:6, "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." You are so talented in being able to crochet. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift, Aloyo!
Love, Emily

Ashtin Flowers

February 25, 2017

Hello Aloyo! I just wanted to say thank you SO much for the beautiful hat you made! I love it, and the best part is knowing such an incredible woman made it! May God bless you and your family!

Connie Larson

February 10, 2017

Thank you Aloyo Irene for the beautiful hat you made. I like it very much. I am proud of you for the hard work you do to take care of yourself and your family. May the Lord bless you in this next year. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life!

Linda Barton

January 4, 2017

Thank you for making the beautiful scarf a friend gave me for Christmas. I am wearing it right now and I love it! It's so warm, and the color and design are lovely. I wish I could make as beautiful a scarf as you made. I like to knit, but can't make such beautiful things. Thank you so much for your wonderful work. I'll be sure to show my friends the scarf you made. Please keep knitting!


December 26, 2016

Hello Aloyo Irene - Thank you for the hat. It is very beautiful and I can tell you are very talented. I'm from the USA so I bought the hat for Christmas time. I wish you and your family the best of luck in your future. Many thanks - Melanie


December 20, 2016

Thank you so much your beautiful work of art. We got our first snow where I live two days ago. (Pennsylvania, USA) I am thankful to have this hat to keep me warm! Warm wishes, keep dreaming big!

Tamara Shertzer

Kayla Adams

October 28, 2016

Thank you for such beautiful craftsmanship. I received my hat today as a 27th birthday gift from my thoughtful husband. I pray that your family is well and that your dreams may come true.

Laurie Fletes

September 14, 2016

Thank you so much for making the beautiful hat we now have! It is a beautiful treasure! You are very talented, and I pray that God blesses you and your family! Love, Laurie

Hailey Dzugan

September 12, 2016


Thank you so much for the very beautiful hat you made for me. It is now my favorite hat! I also LOVE the color! Good luck to you in everything you do. God bless you & your family!

Thanks again!

Sonia Morales

August 17, 2016

Hi Aloyo,

Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade beanie....Absolutely gorgeous...Many Blessings to you and best of luck!