Amoo Betty

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As with many of her friends at KK Uganda, the war in Northern Uganda affected Betty in a plethora of ways. She lost her husband, who was a soldier in the Ugandan military, and two of her children were abducted by the rebel army. Fortunately, one was able to escape and return home. Her quality of life has improved drastically since entering the KK Uganda program. She has been able to buy the medication she needs to treat her HIV and is paying for her children’s school fees.

“My dream is to save enough money to buy a piece of land and a hut for myself and my children.”

“I enjoy acting, traditional dances, and playing netball.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is the natural vegetation and the fertile land.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Dylan Howell

November 13, 2021

Thank you for the awesome t shirt, you did a great job and I love it.

Adam Stroia

October 1, 2016


Thank you for being a part of my life, by giving me this wonderful gift. The work you do does not go unnoticed. Your beautiful heart and soul shine through each thread. Sending you love and positive thoughts from Pittsburgh, PA. I hope and wish for a beautiful future for your and your family, Amoo. You are loved .

Thinking of you ,
Adam S

Kevin Ortiz

September 25, 2016

Hi amoo, my name is kevin and I just bought this beautiful light green crochet beanie and just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to crochet my beanie and i pray to God that he may bless you and that you can one day have your peace of land and hut for you and your children. May he bless your heart a million times =)

Christina Stickney

March 18, 2016

Amoo Betty,
I love my Serena headband, it is beautiful. You did an amazing job! I am praying that you achieve your dreams of owning a piece of land and a hut for you and your children. You and your family are in my prayers! When I wear it I will think of you! God Bless you! Much Love Christina

Shiloh Ma

January 28, 2016

Amoo, thank you so much for knitting this hat. It keeps me very warm and fits great. You are very skillful and I appreciate your work.

Brittany Leann Massey

January 20, 2016

Thank you so, so much for my hat. I never wear beanies, but I tried on one and I fell in love immediately. My hat is so beautiful, and you are so talented. Much love to you!

Alicia Hahn

January 6, 2016

Thanks for my awesome hat! I absolutely love it. It's beautiful, soft and keeps me warm. :)

Beth Nargi

January 3, 2016

Happy New Year! I absolutely love my hat - it is soft and comfortable and I don't often find hats that I think look good on me! :) I hope the New Year brings you lots of blessings! Peace and love to you and your family!

Madi Luke

October 5, 2015

I wanted to thank you for my beautiful hat. It is so soft and flexible and I love it! Keep up the great work! I hope your family and you are doing well and I wish you the best! :) Thank you so much again!

David Weaver

December 27, 2014

A big hello and happy holidays!!!! I've been in need of a new beanie for awhile lol, my girlfriend got me this beanie you made as a Christmas gift and I love it!!!!! It's soooo comfortable and fits amazingly !!! And I love the texture and design!!! Thank you so much!!!!! :) I wish you the best and I hope you fulfill all your goals and dreams!! It's people like you that make this world a beautiful place l!!! I'll be wearing this proudly all the time and will think of you :) happy holidays and much love :)

Bre M

December 25, 2014

I received a beanie crocheted by you for Christmas and it is absolutely beautiful! Thank you Amoo, I will be wearing it for a long time. God bless!


December 4, 2014

Greetings Amoo Betty! Thank you for making my beautiful, cozy purple hat. I was initially drawn to the hat by its color and softness, but once I saw your handwritten tag, I knew I had to buy it! I have enjoyed it so much that I went back and bought a white one for my good friend. You are an amazing woman, and I wish you all the best as you continue to pursue your dreams.

Robert T. Arriaga

November 5, 2014

Hello!!!! I want to begin by telling you thank you so much for making my bracelet. You are always going to be with me in my thoughts now. When I heard about the troubles in Uganda and about the clothing you were making, I knew that I had to help in any way possible. I want to let you know that as long as I can do something , I will do whatever possible; which at the time was purchasing this bracelet that you made. I want to tell you Thank you so much and that I Love you Amoo Betty. You are so beautiful, strong, and an all around amazing human being. Much Love to you, your family, and all. -Robert T. Arriaga

Nicholas Pohl

July 18, 2014

Big up Africa from the Colorado Rockies, bless up and love from the high country. Give thanks for a special women who made me a special hat for winter. I wish you health and strength, May Jesus Christ Bless you in the name of his Angel Rastafari.

Jenny Tay

February 1, 2014

Hi Amoo Betty,

I bought a hat you made today and I LOVE it!!! I recently lost one of my favorite hats and I didn't think I would ever find a replacement, then I walked into the store and came across the hats made from you, I fell in love with a hat and knew it was very special when I saw it and saw your name, I was right, after reading about you I think you are an amazing and wonderful woman, you are talented, caring, passionate and so much more. Thank you so much for making the wonderful things you make. I hope all of your dreams and wishes come true! I can't wait to tell everyone about the wonderful hats you make and share with them your story!

Belle moulton

January 13, 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful hat that I have. I got this hat for my birthday and I wear it to school everyday. It is so comfortable! I hope that you get the money that you need to pay for some land and a hut. I hope that you and your children have a happy life! Thanks again Amoo Betty!

Marisol Favela

January 7, 2014

Aloha Betty,
I wanted to thank you for the beautiful soft hat you made for me. I love this program and wish you the best in this new year. Keep making hats, you are good at it. the moment I put it on my head I felt very good. Take good care and feel free to write to me.
Much love, happiness and health. You are a very strong beautiful woman. One love. And a big Mahalo from Hawaii.

shayla brodigan

September 20, 2013

Hello Amoo Betty,

I bought a beautiful beanie/hat yesterday at a store called Zumiez. It is a skateboard shop. I live in Troutdale, Oregon. I read your story and the life struggles you have faced. Every time I wear my beanie I will be reminded of you and your country's hardships and pray that everyday gets better. I hope someday your dreams come true. I'm glad I will be able to share your story with others and I will have my family and friends buying more Krochet Kids intl. products to help you and your country! Thanks again, Amoo Betty!

Tigger Schexnayder

July 17, 2013

I live in Texas and bought this hat in a small film festival in west texas. When the salespeople told me what the cause was I was SO excited. I bought this hat for my wife, who loves it dearly. I hope you are feeling o.k.- sending healing thoughts to your and your family.
Much love,

Morgan Phillipich

July 14, 2013

Dear Amoo,
I bought one of your products at a concert, And I will let you know it is beautiful. Thank you for spending your quality time to make me such a beautiful item. It is cool to know that you like acting and dancing, because I love them too. Thanks again,


February 8, 2013

Dear Amoo Betty,
I bought my hat about a month ago and I haven’t stopped wearing it. When I was in the store I wasn’t looking for anything to buy I was just lollygagging around until I came across these hats. I picked one up and read what it was all about. After reading about the hats I had to buy one. I looked at a few different styles and then I looked at the tag on the inside of the hat and your name is what made me buy the hat. I am so glad I checked out the website and got to read about you. I hope someday that your dreams come true and you can have an area of land to call yours. You’re such an inspiration to me and now that I know a little about you, when people ask me about my hat I will be able to tell them about the beautiful talented woman who made it for me. I wish there was some way to help you with your dreams and your family…maybe someday I will be able to…and if I do I will remember you Amoo Betty. (i don't think i will ever forget, your name will always be in my favorite hat)
Best wishes,


January 17, 2013

I am 8 years old and I live in Texas. I love the hat you made.

Jessica Jansen

January 8, 2013

Amoo Betty! The hat you crocheted for me is the absolute best! It's a light blue beanie and I wear it all the time! And when people comment on it I tell them you're story! You are such an encouragement and inspiration to everyone that asks about it! I'll be sending so many prayers for your dream to come true! Thank you thank you thank you! <3, Jess

Izzy Ryan

December 8, 2012

Thank you Amoo Betty for my beautiful hat. Love from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Bless you and all who surround you!

Jessica Castilleja

September 11, 2012

Amoo Betty, thank you so much for my Lilly hat. You did beautiful work. I will wear it proudly.

Elysse Bass

July 6, 2012

Thank You Amoo for more then making me the gold beanie, that I will think of you every time I wear it--thank you for being a woman I admire for her strength and beauty in, for where I am from--unimaginable horrific circumstances. You are thought of on the other side of the world, as is your family, and all of your are loved and prayed for for one day to live peacefully. I will always share your story, when I wear my beanie you made.

Marissa Anderson

June 26, 2012

Thank you Betty so much, I really appreciate my new Krochet Margot hat :) It goes with almost anything and keeps me warm in the winter. Thank you again. I love it :)

Mackenzie Walsh

June 21, 2012

I love my sunglasses case so much! You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for making this beautiful piece of art! I will be praying for you.


March 15, 2012

I love my hat so much. Thank you! I wish you the best!


December 29, 2011

Thank you for all you do ! My hat is beautiful and everyone loves it . I wish all the best to you and your family ! :D

Eric Viola

December 25, 2011

Thank ya betty (: i enjoy my beanie.

Liz Earls

December 25, 2011

Jambo Betty!

I spent my summer in Uganda, and I absolutally love it there! This Christmas my family bought me a hat you made! I wanted to thank you for making hats. It is so pretty and I am so excited to wear it! I am blessed to be able to recieve such a special hand made gift. I wish you the best and hope you the best in everything you do! Thank you so much!

Nadia Rayne

December 10, 2011

Hi Betty! I got my hat a few days ago and because of your beautiful work everyone wants one! :) I wish you the best, and with the amazing work you've been doing I believe that your dream of a hut isn't too far off.


November 28, 2011

Amoo Betty, a few months ago I was lucky to receive a Margot hat crocheted by you. It is absolutely beautiful, and I love it so much. I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it (which is quite often!) You are such an inspiration, and I will think of you each and every time I wear my Margot hat. I wish you the absolute best. Thank you so very much.

Calli McDermott

November 18, 2011

Hi Betty! I bought my hat a few months ago and I wear it almost every day whether I'm heading to the bus, to class, or to work. Thanks so much for all you do!

Amellia Martin

November 3, 2011

Amoo Betty, I bought my hat last week and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful thing. I can't imagine the hardships you have been through but I am so happy you are with KK. You are such a beautiful woman! I was in Uganda over the summer on a mission trip and I definitely agree, the vegetation is GORGEOUS. Everything is so green (: thank you again!!