Aneno Monica

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During the early years of the war Monica’s mother was pregnant with her and was surrounded by an unsafe community. She disguised herself as a corpse in order to be taken out of her village. When Aneno Monica was born, they were unable to fully escape the war. Her brother was abducted by soldiers and forced to kill many people. Although he escaped he is still haunted by the terrible things that happened. Monica sought refuge in the local church, where she would pray for a better life. That is where she found out about the KK Uganda program. Today, she is able to support herself without aid thanks to the salary she earns at KK Uganda. She hopes to complete her education and start her own business after she completes the KK Uganda program.

“My dream for the future is to return to school before I start my own business.

“I enjoy cooking food and playing netball when I am not crocheting.”

“Thank you to KK intl. and its supporters. I pray that God would continue to bless you so that you can grow and help needy people all over the world.”

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Previous Thank Yous


May 29, 2018

Thank you for all of your hard work. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors. Sending love from California!


Lindsay Rhoades

November 18, 2015

Thank you so much Aneno for making my hat!!! I didn't even know how special it was when I bought it from the store, but when I got home I read the tag inside and saw your name on it so I had to look you and learn about your story! Im grateful we have the ability to be influence by people like you on the other side of the world. Thank you for being such a strong woman who is willing to work hard!! God bless :)

Lindsey Schmitt

December 26, 2014

Thank you Aneno monica! I received a beautiful betty for Christmas this year. It is amazing in every way. You truly have a talent. I hope and pray that all of your dreams come true. I can't wait to get another one. : )



Amy Reed

November 7, 2014

I bought my purple modge podge hat some time ago now when I was travelling in New Zealand, but only today that I found the tag with your name on! Thank you so much for this lovely hat with many memories now attached to it. I have read your story and it is so much more special to me now I know that you made it :) God Bless xxx

Angie Wainwright

October 11, 2014

Aneno Monica,
I found my KK hat last night in a store in Woodburn, Oregon. I couldn't wait to wear it and took off the tags when we left. I got compliments all night on my new hat, made by you. I showed many people your name inside and explained about the program. I am thankful I can personally thank you for my beautiful hat. I wish you luck in all of your endeavors and happiness in everything you do.
Every good wish,
Angie Wainwright

Miguel Parada

January 26, 2014

Dear Aneno Monica,

Thank you so much! I bought the red beanie and it looks great! I am so excited and would love to keep buying more of these products. I am so sorry for everything that you have gone through. I hope and pray that the Lord will give you peace, strength, and love to continue in your work. Many blessings to you!


Madeleine Lenz

January 5, 2014

Aneno Monica!
What a blessing you are! I was lucky enough to receive a "the Madeline" that you HAND MADE for me!! It is incredibly beautiful and I am amazed at how soft, comfortable and cute it is! Thank you so much for your kindness and handiwork! I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you SO much!
With much love and appreciation,

Haley Sue

January 2, 2014

I love my beanie! It is so nice and very cute!!!! Thank you so much! I hope you reach your dreams and goals!


Kelsey Alexandra Hime

December 10, 2013

Thank You:) I love the hat you have made! Its perfect! Good luck with your dreams!


Maricela Rodriguez

December 6, 2013

Thank you for my wonderful hat. All the best in achieving your goals!

Aleia Isoldi

November 11, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I'll be wearing it for winters to come. I just purchased your hat, and on my walk home, I got very lost. Living in New York City can get confusing sometimes! Your hat kept me warm as I made the journey home. :)


September 8, 2013

Thanks you soooo much for making this hat! I absolutely love it and I can't wait to wear it tomorrow!


September 7, 2013

Thank You so Much Aneno Monica,
I bought a beautiful orange knit hat for my best friend for her birthday because I remember us admiring them and trying them on in a store and she thought it was the softest and most beautiful hat ever. And it sure is.

Thank You

James Hartshorne

August 17, 2013


Thank you for your work put into my "The Garry" ipad case. It has been a great conversation starter and allows me to pass on your story to everyone that asks. I hope you get to finish school soon.

With love,


Melissa Lam

August 3, 2013

Annen - your hat is beautiful! It's wonderfully made and always wear it with pride because I love what you and KKi are doing!

Emma Rasero

April 6, 2013

Aneno Monica,
I have recently discovered the Krochet Kids program and immediately fell in love with it! Your story of survival should be shared with the whole world as it was for me. I think it is Incredible that a hair accessory could bring two people, thousands of miles apart, together. Thank you Aneno Monica for not only the head band you made me, but also for inspiring me.

Anthony S

February 18, 2013

Got the grey beanie about a week ago, and I absolutely love it, when I found out that you signed the inside, I was touched. I live in a world where everyone takes things for granted, and we dont take the time to truly appreciate the things we are given, even if it was something as simple as a beanie. I have looked through numerous stores in local malls to find a hat i love, and one that was different. I know that no one else has a hat like this because it was made with love, and by someones own two hands, not mass produced by some machine. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I hope you are one day able to accomplish your dreams, I believe in you. I wish I could one day thank you in person.

Liz Stowell

January 8, 2013

I just bought a Waldo hat in Black that you made and I love it so much. This hat is amazingly soft and fits perfectly. Thank you for the work you put into it, and best of luck in the future in all that you do.

janice asencio

January 3, 2013

Hi monica i just wanted to thank you sooooo muchhhh!!!!!for making the most beautifull handmade beanie.i hope and pray your dreams and goals come true,may god keep blessing you with krocheting talent. Iam honor to wear something handmade and time consuming by a strong women like yourself. Thank you again and god blesss you!!!!!!:-D<333

P.s. Im gonna tell my friends about this amazing cause!!!!!

Mary Ellen Cubbon

December 26, 2012

I got a christmas gift of something made by your hands. It is amazing to know that it has come to America and I an graced to own it. Please keep working for all your goals and I hope you have many blessings. It is so nice to have something handmade and I plan on treasuring it always. Peace Mary Ellen Cubbon

Joe Chester

December 22, 2012

Thanks for making me my hat, I wear it Brett Rothmeyer style. I love you guys!!! Thank you so very much.

Rochelle Gasperi

December 16, 2012

Monica, I saw your hat in the store today and thought it was so beautiful! I didn't realize it was made by a real woman in another country! After I saw your name and realized it will help you I had to buy it! God bless you! I will be praying for you and the country of Uganda. I pray that all your dreams come true and that KKU will help make this possible for you.
I will tell all my friends to look for your hats so they can enjoy the beauty but also help you reach your dreams.

Abby Hagood

October 22, 2012

Aneno Monica, Thank you so much for my hat! Every time I wear it I receive tons of complements on how beautiful it is. I wish you the best!
Thanks again,

Marayda Jean-Charles

September 12, 2012

Thank you so very much for all of your hard work. I absolutely love my new Vans. They are absolutely perfect. Wearing them will mean so much to me.

Raine Marie

August 20, 2012

I can not express the love that I have for my hat and the respect that I have for you. Thank you so much Monica. I will continue to shop with Krochet Kids and support this company. Your workmanship is much appreciated because, not to many things are handmade anymore. It truly is quality, and fashionable too! Thanks again and your story is truly inspirational.
Much Love,

Jonathan Melena

July 4, 2012

My mom got me a beanie for my birthday, and i LOVE it! Thank you so much for the beanie i wear it all the time. I wish you the best for you and your dreams.
Peace and much love,

David Castillo

June 11, 2012

Dear Monica,
Thank you for the beautiful bow-tie. It reflects the beauty and kindness with which it was made. I collect bow-ties and wear them often in my line of work. I cannot think of a more exquisite bow-tie or a worthier cause to support. The world is made better with your hands and your spirit. May your life be filled always with great blessings.

Lydia Adams

February 9, 2012

Thank you so much, Monica! The Waldo is gorgeous and it means so much to me that I am able to help you through the purchase of this hat. I hope that you are able to achieve your dreams of owning your own business. Stay beautiful and never give up!
Much Love,

Full Name*Lisa Eller

December 28, 2011

Hello Monica, I received one of your hats for a Christmas gift. I was at my son's apartment and he showed me the hat he bought from Krochet Kids Intl. He has the Thomas in Gray. I put his hat on my head and it was so comfortable warm & soft that I was reluctant to give it back to him. However, I took it off and I told him how much I love it. On Christmas morning he suprised me with the Betty in blue .He also gave my daughter the Bella in a light lavender color. I want to thank you so very much for making it possible for me to be a part of your world by your participation in Krochet for Kids and to tell you that you are truly an inspiration to me and many other women. I read your story and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to wear one of your creations and to be able to thank you. You are a very strong and beautiful lady. God Bless you.

Lisa Eller

Meagan Leonard

December 28, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat, I love it! It can get quite cold from I'm from so I know I will get good use out it! God bless you and this organization!

Haley Lasco

December 25, 2011

My parents gave me this hat made by you for Christmas because i showed them the website and how cool i thought this program was. This is the best hat i have ever had and knowing you made it makes it even better. Thank you so much for making it and i hope you have a wonderful time fulfilling your dreams. I love my hat :)

Thank you,
Haley Lasco

Sequoya Davis

December 20, 2011

Thanks so much for the awesome work you do! My best friend bought one of your hats and gave it to me as a Christmas present, and I love it!

Sarah Taylor

December 18, 2011

Dear Monica,

I bought a blue knit hat of yours today, and I love it very much! I found multiple hats just like the one you made, but it was your hat that stood out to me the most! I would personally like to Thank your for all of the hours of hard work put into making your beautiful artwork, it is truly a masterpiece! May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you safe, and healthy forever. I will think of you every time that I wear this hat! I will be praying for you and your business to go well. God bless!

Halie Tso

December 13, 2011

Dear Monica,
Thank you Aneno for the hat. I am 13 and I live in New Mexico. Thank you very much for the hat that you krochet. I love it very much. I got it as a gift for Christmas and my friends love it and they also want one as well. I'll be sure to tell everyone about your program.

Thank You,
Halie Tso.

Brooke Burris

November 30, 2011

Dear Monica,
I've been waiting for this hat for two months and finally I had the money to buy it! I love it very much.
You seem like a very smart lady, based on your description, and I pray that you can finish your education and start your own business.
Thank you for doing such a great job on this hat. God bless YOU and keep you.

Thank you pretty lady,

Kaci Sublette

November 23, 2011

Thank you Aneno for crafting such a beautiful hat! I absolutely adore it and it fits perfectly! I will cherish it forever. I sincerely wish you all the best and that all your dreams come true. Keep it up!


Cori Jara

November 1, 2011

Dearest Aneno Monica,

I've been saving up for a hat and I got it yesterday and I absolutely love it. It's going to be a perfect for me, as I bike everywhere and the weather is getting colder. I'll wear it every day.Thank you so much for making it! Your goals are inspiring. My heart is with you as you go about achieving them.

Wishing you the very best,

Rebekah Jaussen

October 19, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat! it is one of my favorite things! I wear it all the time. It truly is a blessing. Praying for you every day. The hat is so beautiful I love it so much!!

Karen B.

October 17, 2011

Ms. Aneno

Thank you so much for taking the time to crochet my hat. My husband bought it for my birthday and it is my favorite gift. It sounds like you are on the right path and doing well for yourself. I admire your strength, courage, and determination. I wish you the very best in the future.


Lacey S

October 16, 2011


Thank you so much for my gorgeous beanie! I can’t wait to wear it. You sound like and amazing person and I wish you nothing but the best. Good luck with school and starting up your own business. I’m sure you’ll do great!

Peace <3

Makinzee Hall

October 13, 2011

Thank you so so so much for my beanie! I live in the mountains so I always love wearing. It fits perfect and I'm so happy that it's just for me. Thank you for all your hard work!

Amy Cameron

October 8, 2011

Dear Aneno,
Thank you so much for the work you put into making my hat. You are such an inspiration to me and simply puchasing a hat doesn't seem like enough to show my admiration and gratitude. Good luck in the future, God bless you and your family!

Todd Soliday

September 30, 2011

Dear Aneno Monica,
I will always think of you and your hands knitting this treasured hat! Simply gorgeous work and just in time as our winter approaches. I feel honored, lucky, and inspired. Know you will always have a hand in keeping a smile on my face and both my head and heart warm.

Thank you!

Alexa Layton

September 29, 2011

HI Aneno i love my hat SO much. I am twelve years old and i am a huge fan of hats, but to no that you made it with your amazing skills of crocheting i really inspiring!! Thank you so much!

Jennifer Boutsianis

September 29, 2011

Dearest Aneno Monica,
The beautiful (Waldo) hat you made is just the icing on the cake. You're strength, smarts, and perseverance puts hope in my heart and inspiration in my mind. You are beautiful and strong! Keep pursuing your dreams and keep your smile big! You're an amazing woman!

With lots of love and appreciation,

Full Name*Kimberly S

September 29, 2011

Aneno Monica,
I am looking forward to colder weather just so I can wear this great hat. Many thanks to you. It is fabulous! I would love another in a different color and I hope to share these hats as Christmas gifts this year. What a wonderful Idea. I wish you happiness and sucess in anything you do. My sincere thanks.

Tatiana G

September 28, 2011

Aneno Monica, you are truly a warrior and an inspiration. May your dreams come true in starting your own business. Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. <3

Peter Ouellette

September 28, 2011

Dear Aneno Monica,

Thank you for the hat, it's great. I hope that you can return to school and get your own business started. Your work on the hat is amazing. Thank you so much and good luck.
-Peter Ouellette

Katy Gann

September 26, 2011

I am not sure if you are the Monica that made my scarf, but if you are thank you so much. All it says is Monica with a little tree. It is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be able to make these myself, but since I can't, I am so grateful to be able to buy it from someone like you.
Thank you forever and alway, Katy

Taylor Will

September 25, 2011

Aneno Monica,
I just bought my hat that you made! It so warm and comfortable. Thank you so much for crocheting this beautiful hat. It means a lot to me that I helped you. I sincerely hope that your dreams for the future come true.
Thanks again,

Brianna Holmes

September 22, 2011

Aneno Monica,
Thank you so very much for the Margot beanie hat! I can see how skilled you are as well as hard you work krocheting in order to make your dreams come true. I wish you the best of luck in persuing them!

Thanks again!

Sarah Foos

September 21, 2011

Aneno Monica,
I have never been happier to buy a hat in my life! It warms my heart to know that you made my favorite accessory in my closet! Thank you so much for putting your heart into my hat!
Lots of love,

Jessica Diaz

August 9, 2011

Aneno Monica,
I am so overjoyed to have a hat from you! My hat is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with me!
May the Lord bless you and keep you,



March 11, 2011

Aneno Monica,
Thank you for crocheting my hat. I appreciate your hard work. I'll think of you when I wear it. Wishing you health, happiness and continued blessings. Hope you have much success with your future business.

God bless,

Jeffrey Wilson

January 15, 2011

Thank you for you beautiful beanie. May the lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you safe. May you believe in him and accept him as your lord and savior. With love.

Jeffrey Matthew Wilson

Gwen Sutphin

December 14, 2010

Aneno Monica,

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

God bless,