Aol Betty

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Betty was greatly affected by the war in Northern Uganda. By the time the war subsided, her family’s lockup shop had been looted and both her father and husband had been killed by the rebels. She was then forced to relocate with her three children and join her mother in a nearby town where she decided to begin a business in baking. Now she is remarried, has six children, and is working with KK Uganda. to earn five times as much as she did before in order to send all of her children to school.

“I dream to raise animals and also start up a small business.”

“I enjoy storytelling to my children during my leisure time.”

“Love is living happily with one another.”

“A word of thanks for pulling me out of a pit of despair. My life is much better.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Jackie Escobar

April 1, 2018

Thank you so much for my beanie
May god bless you and your family.


December 25, 2017

Thank you so much! I'm so happy to know you made it! I hope this message is correct:
Asante. Ni nzuri na nampenda kofia yangu.


December 22, 2017

Thank you for making my hat! It is so warm and cozy. I think the sparkly thread is very unique and beautiful. I really admire your work and will cherish my hat.

Katherine Allaby

January 11, 2017

Dear Aol Betty,

Thank you so much for making the hat that I'm wearing! It's beautiful and I hope that by making it you were able to continue to work towards your dream. I wish the very best for you and your family and am so happy to hear that your children are able to attend school thanks to your hard work.

I hope you are finding happiness and once again, thank you for the hat!

All the best,


December 25, 2016

Dear Aol,
I just wanted to let you know that i received a pink Agatha that YOU made! I got it for Christmas and I really like it. It keeps me warm in the winter and it is one of my favorite colors!

Rachel Kelly

January 18, 2016

Aol Betty,

Thank you for the beautiful work you do! I just bought a lovely hat you made and was so delighted to see both your name and picture on it; because even more than the hat itself, it's a gift just to know a part of your story! To see the hope in your smile and know that every pain can be redeemed is something I pray you will only continue to find more true every day. And every time I wear the hat know that I truly am praying for you--that you would be sure of how deeply you and your family are loved by the One Who made you and holds you together and that nothing is impossible for Him. You are a brave woman and I'm grateful for you!

With much love,
Rachel Kelly


December 4, 2015

Dear Aol Betty, I bought your Acrylic/Wool blend knit cap this evening and enjoy it very much. I am near Los Angeles, California in the United States. Thank you so much. I look forward to buying more from you. Keep up the great work and I wish you and your family well.

Max Ryan

November 25, 2015

Thank you so much for the beanie! I received this all the way in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in the United States. I hope that I helped out you're business, thank you for sharing you're story with me! I wish you the best,
Max Ryan

Sally Frewin

March 30, 2015

Hi Betty,

Thanks so much for my fabulous beanie. I truly adore it. Not only does it keep me warm, but it also makes me feel happy that I have been able to make a small contribution to your business. Thank-you for sharing your story and your skills with me. I hope you are well and that you are still finding time to tell your children stories. I wish you all the best with your business.

Many thanks

Darla Dale

January 20, 2015

Dear Aol Betty,
I love the Agatha beanie you made! It is truly beautiful and a reflection of you. Whenever I wear my beanie, which is pretty much every day because I love it that much, people tell me how beautiful it is and how much they like it. I tell them your story. :) Your crochet work is amazing.
Kwaheri - and all my best,

brittany bauermeister

January 5, 2015

Dear Aol Betty,
I ordered the Agatha and I LOVE IT! It is so beautiful and it looks so cute on! Thank you so much for making it, i honestly love it and i will be wearing it a lot! I love the story behind it, and knowing that ordering it, i made a difference. I hope the best for you and your family! Keep doing great things.
With love, Brittany

Luis Josue Hernandez

December 23, 2014

Miss Aol Betty.
Thanks so much for that hard and wonderful job you do.. I just purchased a (walldo) and I love it!!! I love you work and hope the best for you and you family!!!

Madison Doherty

November 18, 2014

Dear Aol Betty,

Thank you so much for making my amazing beanie. Your story and strength is encouraging.
God Bless!


Mia Weiss

November 9, 2014

Many thanks to you Aol Betty. You make such beautiful items and I will cherish my hat forever knowing someone special made it for me. I hope you have a beautiful life. Love to your family and kids.

from your friend, Mia


October 6, 2014

Hi Aol Betty :) I'm so glad that I found your hat sitting on a shelf today. I've been wanting to do volunteer in order to help the tragedies happening all over Africa and Uganda has always been one of my main visiting grounds. This is a beautiful pink colored beanie and I am ever so grateful to own such a piece of beauty. I wish nothing but peace, prosperity and love in your household and for your family. Thank you dear Aol, you are quite amazing and your story inspires not only me but others to help even if it starts with a hat.


July 10, 2014

Thank you so much for the beautiful headband you made! I will think of you every time I wear it! You are creating an amazing legacy of hard work and perseverance for your children. Your smile radiates joy and I am praying for a future full of hope for you and your family!


Lynne Carbajal

May 17, 2014

Hello Ms. Betty

Many thanks for what you do and make :) May God bless you beautiful life and family always!

With Love,

Ariel Augustine

January 25, 2014

Thank you so much for this amazing beanie. I got a chance to buy one at at biola university. Happy new year Ms. Betty & God bless

Karen Johnson

January 25, 2014

Thank you! My coin purse if perfect! I'm so glad for all the hard work that you're doing! You are incredible! I really appreciate you!

kelley pettigrew

January 11, 2014

Thank you so much for making such an awesome beanie! I will cherish it and take lots of pics in it :) happy new year, I wish you great success in life!

Ryan Cantalupo

December 25, 2013

Hi Aol Betty,

Thanks for the hat! I finally have a beanie that fits my head! Merry Christmas to you and your family and God bless!


Nicole Taher

December 1, 2013

Dear Aol Betty,

Thank you for my beautiful hat! It is so cute and cozy I can't wait to wear it this winter. And I will think of you when I am wearing it. Much love and warmth to you and your family, Merry Christmas and God bless you!




July 21, 2013

Dear Aol,
Thank you so much for my lovely headband! You are such a talented and courageous woman, and your beauty and joy shine out of your eyes! I pray that God continues to bless you and your family!

Fiona Ring

March 19, 2013

Dear Aol Betty,
Thank You so much for making me my hat it keeps me warm even at the coldest of times!
I wish you and your family the best and may you life be blessed with people who appreciate you as much as I do.

Myra Jones

February 9, 2013

Dear Aol Betty,
I bought a hat for my daughter Trinity who is eleven. She has long hair that I usually keep in cornrows and she loves to wear hats.
The black hat you made is so wonderfully made and thick and I love it. It does my heart good to be able to thank the person who made.

May God bless you and your children. I myself have 4 children of my own and I know how it is to worry about providing for my kids. Please be encouraged for God is always with you.

Katie Smith

January 4, 2013

Dear Aol Betty,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! Your craftsmanship is really lovely. I'll think of and pray for you every time I wear it. Wishing you beauty and grace in 2013.

Katie Smith

Ford Nelson

December 31, 2012

I got this hat for Christmas and really fo love it. Thanks so much for making it, and I hope you are successful with this project. Good luck in the future!

Ford Nelson

Dallas Teague

December 28, 2012

Dear Aol Betty:

You have brought much light through your work and craftsmanship this Christmas. Your lovely hat was the perfect color to highlight my pale skin and blue / green eyes. Santa made sure that this was an extra special gift for me this year during the Christmas season. Wishing you light and love in 2013.

Mari Stevens

December 24, 2012

My mom bought this for me for Christmas! I love it and am already wearing it! Thanks so much! Good luck with everything & god bless you and your children in your endeavors.

Jessica Gollischewsk

November 20, 2012

I just bought this hat today for myself and I love it. Thank you so much it's the most PERFECT hat! I'm so glad that I found it. Good luck to you and your children and I hope everything works out for you in the future and that all your dreams come true!

Caitlyn McKinley

November 19, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful headband! God has truly blessed you with a gift of creativity! I will be praying for you and your family each and every time I wear it! I cannot thank you enough for spending your time making something so special.

Leigh Johnson

October 10, 2012

Thank you for the hat! I will be praying for you and wish the best of luck to you and your children. They are fortunate to have you. I will think of you whenever I wear it

Rebecca McKenzie

August 26, 2012

I love the hat you made! My husband gave it to me as a gift for our trip to Michigan (very cold and snowy) and it was perfect! God Bless you and your family!

Jeannette Hernandez

August 15, 2012

It took me a long time to send you this message especially when is summer down here in New Jersey. But my daughter gave me a beautiful burgundy hat as a Christmas gift last winter. It kept my head well protected and really warm. God bless your hands. Take care of yourself and your children.

Karyn Quin-Smith

June 6, 2012

Hi Aol Betty,
I received one of you beautiful hats today! I live in New Zealand, my sister in the United State sent it to me. You are an inspiring woman I wish you, your husband and your children all the love, blessings and success that you deserve.
I will think about your beautiful smile when I wear my hat and educate others about your cause.

Kendra Wood

March 5, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat. It is beautiful and I am proud to wear it. Your story is inspiring and I will be praying that you will continue to be successful and affect the lives of many!

Elizabeth Taylor

February 28, 2012

I absolutely love my hat! You did an amazing job! Good luck in your future! I will be praying for you! God Bless you and your family!

Lori Hall

February 7, 2012

I love my hat!!! my daugher gave it to me for Christmas. I feel very special when I wear it! I pray you and your family continue to grow and prosper.

Christi Turner

January 29, 2012

I love my hat and it's beautiful color! It's keeping me warm and cozy this winter. Thank you for my great hat!

Paola Moore-Pagano

January 7, 2012

Hi Aol Betty,
I'm so glad that the purchase someone made as a gift to me is bringing more abundance into your life.
I'm humbled and thankful for your hard work.

Roberta Vidal

January 7, 2012

Aol Betty, I received one of your caps as a gift. I loved it immediately and love it even more now that I see your smiling face. Thank you for your beautiful work. Much happiness, health and peace to you and your family.

Alyssa Bjornson

January 2, 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat, I can't wait to show it off and spread the word! Best of luck for you and your family!

Allyson Wanser

January 1, 2012

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat. God bless you and your family. Everytime I wear this I get a huge smile on my face.
Thank you again,
Allyson Wanser

Tanya Zeiher

December 24, 2011

Hi Aol Betty - thanks so much for making such a beautiful hat! I absolutely love it. I can see you are a hard worker and I admire that.
Warm wishes to you and your family,

Kate Mathis

December 12, 2011

Thank you so much! I love my hat and it is so beautiful! Good luck with everything!!

Kristine Mallinson

December 9, 2011

Hey Aol Betty,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! I love it so much! My roommate in college got it for my for Christmas because I have been looking at the hats for the longest time. I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and acknowledge the beautiful work you did on my new hat! I am in love with it!
Thanks again,