Aloyo Lilly Grace

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Aloyo Lilly Grace was raised away from her parents by various relatives but was forced to relocate often as members of her family were abducted or killed by rebel soldiers. At KK Uganda, Lilly has found the companionship and support that she has long gone without. She hopes to save the money she makes to start her own business so that she can best provide for her two children.

“I hope to start a business that will provide me the income I need to sustain myself and my family.”

“Love is being selfless, forgiving and free.”

“I urge KK intl. and all the promoters to continue with the same spirits. Provide sponsorships for at least a child from each household. I appreciate every effort you have made towards improving our livelihoods.”

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Previous Thank Yous


August 17, 2016

Hi Aloyo, I just got a product that you made and I absolutely love it. :)
I work with JOYN in Northern India and we make handbags that are helping create jobs here.

Thank you for the work you do. I also want to encourage you to dream fearlessly (you probably already are). Make that business plan, dream big and you will be able to do it because you have it in you :)

Lots of love from Northern India,

Timothy Trase Weehunt

December 28, 2015

Lilly, thank you so much for my crochet hat! I love it! I am 14 years old and I live in Oklahoma in the USA,I am so glad that you made this for me and I would love to hear back from you if at all possible! thank you very much and have a blessed life!

Christy K

July 20, 2015

I have heard about this program and finally found a vendor today in California. I'm am so in love with my crocheted little black purse! My friend bought the beige one. They are incredibly beautiful and I am so appreciative of the love and reason behind making them. Reading your story makes theses accessories personal and priceless.

Mary Dunlap Armgard

May 12, 2015

Aloyo Lilly Grace,

What a beautiful name! I am inspired and amazed by your courage and bravery. Many thanks for the hard work you do and for the handmade beanie, I will be reminded of you and your story every time I wear it and will share your story with everyone I can. I am honored to have the opportunity to support you on your journey and wish you all the best.

Big hugs,


Stace Hicks

January 10, 2015

Thank you! I love my beanie hat. Your story is inspirational and I hope you fulfill your dreams.

Audrey T

December 15, 2014

I wanted to say that I just received a hat that you made Aloyo Lilly Grace. This is my third product from KKi. I wear them with pride and tell anyone and everyone about what the product stands for; hope, empowerment, and love. I am honored to have a hat crafted by your hand. I wish you the deepest and most heartfelt thank you. I also send you my warmest regards. Continue to be strong and inspire. Your hat will always be a reminder of you to me. And your strength and determination will be carried with me wherever I go this winter. Thank you again!

Best wishes,
Delaware, US

Kelsey Bentson

December 11, 2014

Bought your lovely navy blue beanie. I'm giving it to one of my best friends as a gift and I can't wait to share it with her!
Wishing you a happy holidays and thank you very much!!

Peggy Hawkinson

December 1, 2014

Dear Grace,
Thank you for your lovely work! I purchased a black knit cap today and it's so stylish and warm - I love it! Please keep making caps and scarves for are quite talented.

I wish you much success in your work and hope you will soon be able to open your own business!! I for one will certainly buy your products :)


Rebecca Pritchett

October 7, 2014

Hello Aloyo~ Thank you for the VERY cute knitted, burgundy beanie. It is made very well and it is very soft, I LOVE it. It was nice to see your picture and meet the person who made my fabulous beanie.

Best of luck to you and your family,

Rebecca from Arizona

Hannah Buchl

July 28, 2014

Aloyo Lilly Grace,

Your beautiful gift of hand-making clothing items has impacted my life in a wonderful way. I was blessed to have encountered KKi at the college I attend, and now I own one of the items you crocheted! The headband you made is so stylish and cute. Thank you so much for the work you do; it makes an impact, and I love the products!



Savannah Lynn Gatewood

July 22, 2014

Wow, seeing you online and reading your story just made my headband even more meaningful to me. Thank you! You are an incredible woman and amazingly talented. I bought a pinkish/coral colored headband at Sonshine music festival just last week in Willmar, MN in the U.S.A. I just want you to know you are in my prayers and hold a special place in my heart. I LOVE my headband. It saves me when I am having a rough hair day :)

Thank you, Ms. Grace. I am honored to have bought one of your awesome products of Krochet :)

Monica Colon

December 29, 2013

Hi Ms.Grace,

Thank you very much for making my new beanie. I received one from my family and I absolutely love it. I have received many compliments for its beauty.

Best of luck as you continue working with KKi.

God Bless,

Denise Heredia

December 27, 2013

Dear, Ayolo

I would like to start this letter by letting you know that you have made a difference in the world. For working hard to provide for your children. I love my hat!!! It's so nicely made and it keeps me so warm here in Oregon! :) Thank you for your hard work, may your dreams of having your own business come true, with love, Denise:)


December 26, 2013

Wow, as soon as I saw this hat Barnes and Noble I fell in love with it. So comfy and warm, beautifully knit, thank you so much! I look forward to supporting KKI again in the future!

Courtney Nicole

December 18, 2013

Thank you so much for the hat you have lovingly made! I wish you all of the happiness, love, kindness, and best wishes! I hope that you achieve all that you wish to achieve and know no more heartache and pain.

Many thanks,

Emily Rose

October 16, 2013

Hi, thank you so much for the beautiful hat. Every time I put it on I read the label to see your handwritten name. I feel connected to you each time. Your children have an amazing mother in you. The love you have for your family is so inspiring! I pray that all of your dreams come true. May God bless you and your family.

with love,
Emily Rose

Elizabeth Bromirski

August 26, 2013


Thank you so much for making my headband! I wore it the first day that I received it!! It is very beautiful, and I appreciate the hard work that you put into it! :)
"Commit our work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."
-Proverbs 16:3

Thank you again!
Elizabeth :)

Christine Glasgow

May 30, 2013



George Mavridis

March 31, 2013

Alloy Lilly Grace,

Thank you so very much for putting your beautiful love in this beannie. Words cannot describe your hands. True inspiration and beauty in who you are. Please continue to spread love and I will try do the same. I am in your favor.

Thank you,
George Mavridis

kellie evans

February 9, 2013

Dear Lily,
Thank you for the wonderful hat! We enjoy it but enjoy knowing your story more!! It is very admirable that your goals and dreams include raising your two young children. I have six children of my own - five boys and one daughter! We wish you the best in all your endeavors!
With much affection,
The Evans Family

Daisy Valdez

January 16, 2013

Thank you very much for my hat. I love it. "May God Bless your hands."

*Sydney Hellenga

January 13, 2013

Thank you so much for my hat! I ware it all the time and my friends all want one! You are very talented at what you do! The best of luck yo you and your family :) much love Sydney

Colleen Benson

January 10, 2013

Thank you for my beautiful hat- you are so talented. You have a joyous smile!
Warm wishes for happiness to you and your children,
Colleen in Ohio

Jenna Wood

January 10, 2013

Thank you so incredibly much Lilly Grace! I received a hat made by you for christmas in 2011. This christmas I purchased a scarf for my sister, and this too was made by you! I just think that the coincidence is amazing! You are very talented, thank you!

Jeff Homan

January 4, 2013

Thank you for making my "stocking cap" mine is green. It matches my eyes and keeps my bald head warm in the cold Colorado winter. I have many hats and caps, but the one you made is my favorite. It fits perfectly and was clearly made with care.

Thank you,

Jeff Homan in Colorado

Julia Gluth

January 4, 2013

Thank you so much Aloyo for my beautiful knit hat. It was gifted to me by a loving friend for Christmas. It is very adorable and comfortable and keeps my head warm up here in Alaska.


December 31, 2012

Thank you for your fine workmanship on the salmon Betty. I am a knitter too so appreciate attitude is from your hands to mine. Best wishes for a successful future

McKenzie Dean

December 26, 2012

Loved the beautiful hat you made! God bless you and your family!

Kris McCarthy

December 26, 2012

Love my large cozy scarf. It was a Christmas gift from my sister. Thanks for your beautiful work.

Cameron Earnest

December 22, 2012

Aloyo Lilly,
You're story is beautiful and will encourage me to get through every day!
I bought your 'The Barney' hat, the stitching is perfect and I will wear it everyday!
You're beautiful and I pray blessing among you and your children.


December 16, 2012

Thank you, Lilly, for making my lovely taupe Juliette head wrap. I also have two kids and I wish you and your family all the best!

Reba Kluesner

October 23, 2012

Thank you so much!!!! I love it and I am praying for you! May God bless you! I am inspired by you! Thank you! Jesus loves you so incredibly much! May you see His blessings today!

Liam Mackenzie

July 29, 2012

Lilly Grace. My name is Liam. I am 8 years old and my dad and I came across your hat in Los Angeles. I LOVE it !
The weather here is not hat weather but I have it on my head right now anyways- it's 80 degrees. Thank you got all your hard work. You are very talented. Love Liam

Kara Reid

July 9, 2012

I absolutely love the blue barney hat you made! I saw it on the internet and finally found a place I could order it. I am excited for the winter so I can wear it! Thank you so much! You did such a great job!

jordan wyly

February 11, 2012

I am inspired by you the hat you made is beautiful and so are you I truly hope your dreams come true I may just be a child but I hope that buying this hat helped you even just a little thank you

Lucifer Kalamasalian

January 2, 2012

Dear A.L.Grace,

Girl you got 2 kids, i got myself half a dozen.
Keep knittin.. ima look out for your fine craftsmanship at my department store,

I love you, God bless you and your family.

I'd to come down to Africa and thank you myself.
I will try to soon, once Obama gets reelected & i get my check from the Feds.



Blanca Rose

January 2, 2012

Thank you so much Aloyo Lilly Grace!

I got my BETTY hat for Christmas and absolutely love it!
You are so talented. I'm praying for you, your family and your business. God Bless!


Blanca Rose

Gabriella Marie

December 24, 2011

I got the hat you made for my birthday present and I love it. It is so beautiful and soft.
Thank you so much, I hope you get your own business soon.

Angie Uzel

December 12, 2011

Blessings to you Lilly,
My sister will be receiving one of the Betty caps you made. It is GORGEOUS. I wanted to keep it for myself :) Thank you soo very much for your hard work and dedication. It is truly admired and cherished. Have a wonderful season. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. <3


Aaron Rodriguez

November 21, 2011

Thanks Lilly! The barney was the only thing i wanted for my birthday today and got it and i got it from a special person to :) Thanks so much.

Aundrea Dawkins

November 5, 2011

Lilly, Thank you so much for making this hat that I now own. It is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it this winter here in Colorado. I will be praying that you and your family accomplish everything you ever wished.


Becca Snow

October 31, 2011

Aloyo Lilly Grace -
Thank you so very much for making my hat. It is incredibly adorable and I can't wait to wear it as often as possible. Best wishes to you and your family. You helped make my dream come true, I hope I also returned the favor to you.
B. Snow


October 13, 2011


Your hat is amazing!! I am in love with it!! It just came in the mail today and I am astonished by your handwork. You truly have a wonderful skill. The hat is so comfortable, I don't want to take it off my head! I live in Michigan, where the winters are cold and long and I'm so grateful to have this warm hat to wear.

I hope this letter finds you well! Sending love and warm wishes to you and your family,


Megan G.

October 13, 2011

Aloyo Lilly Grace,

Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into making my beautiful hat! It is one of my favorites to wear and I get compliments all the time on your beautiful craftsmanship! You are very talented! I hope and pray that everyday you get a little bit closer to achieving your dreams!

Your Sister in Christ,

Brad Eiler

October 11, 2011

I just got my hat in the mail today, all day I've been bragging about why my new hat is cooler than everyone else's. Thanks not only to you for making such a great hat for me, but thanks also to kki for providing a trade, a way to pass time, and a source of income for these ladies and their families. Keep up the good work!

Rachel Johnson

October 7, 2011

Aloyo Lilly Grace,
Thank you so much for making me the Thomas hat. Where I live, winters are packed with lots of snow. This hat will be very useful. I wish you and your family the very best!

God Bless!

Michelle Zaleski

October 6, 2011

Dear Aloyo Lilly Grace,

Thank you so much for the Betty (in taupe) hat you've made. I enjoy it everyday and I wish you and your family the best!


Liz Hagains

October 2, 2011

Lilly Grace!!!!!!

thank you so much for the beluga blue betty hat you made for me! It's beautiful, just like you (and i'm sure, your children) are! I'll be praying for you all, and hope that you will be able to achieve all of the desires of your heart! May the lord Jesus Christ Bless you and your children!

Sarah Renee Vinson

October 2, 2011

Dear Aloyo Lilly Grace,
Thank you so much for doing a beautiful job on my Betty hat! I love it. I plan on wearing it all the time, and I am not a hat person. Your story is very inspiring and I am proud of you for what you are doing for your family. I hope and pray for only brightness in your future.

Sarah Vinson.

Tone Web

October 2, 2011

thank you so much for my taupe betty hat. it is awesome only worn it for two days and already getting compliments!!! continue to do great things god is on your side. much love

Deana L

October 2, 2011

Thank you very much for my hat, I absolutely love it!

Amy DeFrain

October 1, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful beluga Betty hat. I absolutely love it! <3

Hannah Elise

September 27, 2011

Lilly Grace,

Thank you so so much for my blue Thomas hat. It is absolutely perfect. I can't wait to tell everyone about the amazing work you're doing through KKi. Every time I wear it, I'll think of you and your children. I am praying for you. Even though you don't know me, know that I love you.

God Bless,
Hannah Elise

Lauren Cuevas

September 19, 2011

I just got my Betty, Lilly Grace! It's beautiful! I wish I had the talent you have!

Melissa C.

September 18, 2011

thank you soooooooooooooooo much have not taken it off!!!!!! keep it up !!!!


September 11, 2011

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR MY HAT!!!!! it is soooo beautiful. everytime i wear it i think of you and your kids. i hope and pray that you can start your own bisness. THANK YOU ALOYO LILLY GRACE!!!


August 26, 2011

Lilly Grace,, Thank you SOOO much for my hat. Not only did i try and help you with your dream and everything else, you made me a beautiful gift. I am so appreciative and love it a lot. I will wear it all the time and when i do, ill think of you and your children. Thanks again.

Brittany Leah

August 24, 2011

Thank you for my hat Aloyo Lilly Grace!!! I just got my hat in and it made my day goes from great to FANTASTIC! You Are gorgeous women keep at your dream! Its a wonderful dream! I love that I can say "Aloyo Lilly Grace made my hat!" and I shall probably scream it at everyone I see and tell them they need to buy a hat because its good. Your inspiring beautiful woman, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


August 23, 2011

I just got my hat! I love it. Lilly Grace you are an inspiration and I'll think of you every time I wear my hat!

Teressa Phillips

August 11, 2011

I just got my Zooey in Plum. Excellent work. I hope all of your dreams come true.

Ashley Balicki

August 4, 2011

I love my new beanie!!!
Its my favorite color too!
your work is amazing!
and I'm so glad that I could help to change your life :)
I don't think I have stopped wearing it at all!
thank you so much again
Ashley <3

Joan and Woody

June 5, 2011

Hi Aloyo Lilly

We bought your hat in Bellevue, Washington. It is the pretty salmon color and is beautifully made. Thank you for the careful work you put into the hat. I will think of you when I wear it.
Joan Bernard

Allison Willner

May 10, 2011

I love my hat! All my friends love it too. It's so cute! I once tried to make a hat, but ended up making a fuzzy potato sack. Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much

Sharon Pittenger

February 17, 2011


I LOVE the beautiful salmon colored "Betty" hat that you made and I was able to find here in California. So many people have asked me about it. I am just learning how to knit and recently just finished my first hat for my daughter...but it definitely does not look as good as the ones you make! It is so soft, and it makes me feel happy every time I wear it. Thank you and I will think of you when I put it on.

Jared Allen

January 5, 2011

I absolutely love my brown Barney beanie you made! Thank you, your craftsmanship is amazing!


Mark McCoy

December 30, 2010

Thank you for making my brown Barney beanie. It's keeping my head warm with style. :)

Kristen Volinski

December 25, 2010


I just received your hat for Christmas and it's beautiful. I will wear it every day of the winter! Thank you so much.

With love,

Gwen Sutphin

December 14, 2010


Your work is beautiful and I loved buying this knit hat knowing it was made by your two hands. I am giving it to my brother this Christmas and I know he will love it, too. Thank you for something so beautiful.

God bless,


Yesenia Abreu

December 7, 2010


I just bought the betty in a salmon color and I love it! It keeps my head warm during these cold Chicago days. Everyone who sees me has loved my hat. Thank you for making such a beautiful product that I get to wear and show off!!!

I am buying more hats for my family this Christmas!!



Dylan Tucker Kidd

November 4, 2010

Thank you so much for your beanie. I wear it almost everyday, it's perfect. Thank you! :)
God Bless,

Jeffrey Zinn

October 26, 2010

My beanie is fantastic. Keeps my head nice and toasty before and after surfing. Thank you!


October 19, 2010

The Twin Fin hat you made is incredible. I love wearing it. Thank you for your beautiful work. :)