Apiyo Agnes

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When she was young, Apiyo Agnes dropped out of school and started working to help support her family. She later brewed beer to sell to support herself and her mother, but this never proved to be fruitful enough. As a beneficiary for KK Uganda, Agnes does not worry about bringing home a consistent amount of money so that she and her family can live comfortably and without fear. She hopes to build a home for herself and her children so that they can settle and work toward their bright futures.

“I dream of building a home for my family so that we can settle and be free from rent payments.”

“My most enjoyable activity is playing games with others.”

“Please continue in your spirit of giving so that you can help more people in our community who still live in poverty and sadness.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Mary K. Ludlow

December 18, 2016

Hi Apiyo,

Thank you so much for making the little off white beanie. I am giving it as a gift to my client's new baby. She will be cuter and warmer this winter thanks to you. It is beautiful like you!
I hope you and your family are doing well and are happy playing games together.
Love, Mary K.

Jane Easterly

November 5, 2016

Hi Apiyo! Today I received my hat from Krochet Kids and was so excited to be able to hear the story of the hands that made it. Thank you so much for your hard work. My hat is beautiful and I cannot wait to wear it when it gets cooler this Fall. Your story is an inspiration and I am proud to purchase products from such a great company that truly seeks to improve lives. Good luck to you, I will be praying that you are able to buy a house for your family very soon!

Natalie Azzouni

September 24, 2016

Hello Apiyo! Thank you so much for my beautiful beanie! I love it and can't wait for the weather to cool off here in sunny California so I can wear it all the time! Your story is so inspiring and you are truly an amazing woman. I appreciate all of your hard work and I wish you and your family the best. Thanks again and God bless! :)

Gabriella Bontrager

August 17, 2016


Thank you so very much for making my beanie. You are on incredible lady. God bless you and your work!

Montana A.

June 4, 2016

Hello, Apiyo! I bought a hat made by you and I absolutely love it. I'm glad to know that the money from the clothes I buy goes to support hardworking people like you. I wish you the best of luck in you pursuit of buying a home! Thanks for the work you put into my hat.

Mia Molina

February 6, 2016

Hi Apiyo (Agnes),

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat and contributing to keep me warm during the winter. I hope my buying of this hat helps you and your wonderful family and all your dreams become true!


Daniel Hawxhurst

January 31, 2016

Hi Apiyo!

I received a hat you made through a Birchbox subscription and I must say I absolutely love it! It is grey with lime green lines through it. I'm actually wearing it as I type this. I've told my entire family and friends here in New York, USA about it. Everyone thinks it looks great! As a mechanic, and a person who works with their hands everyday, I really appreciate a hand made product over machine made. I appreciate the craftsmanship and look forward to wearing it for many years to come! Keep up the awesome work!


Emily O

January 21, 2016

Hello! My name is Emily, and I am 17 years old. My dad bought me a new hat this week, and I absolutely love it. I've been wearing it all week, and finally today my friend pointed out where this hat came from. As soon as I found out about it, I had to thank you! I love it so much, and it's great to know where it came from. Thank you!

Gail Landers

December 28, 2015

Apiyo: I received this holiday a soft, warm , purple hat that you made. It was from my youngest daughter, Rev. Mollie. It is a beautiful gift that I will use and wear often to keep warmer. Your hand work making necessary items to help your family live better is so rewarding for them, yourself and now for me! Having our children live a safe and secure life is what we all hope for. Although we are miles , oceans and continents away from Africa to Pa/USA, we are one in the Spirit of motherhood. Gail

Nicholas Michalski

December 23, 2015

Dear Apiyo,
I just received my hat! The quality is great and its really comfortable! I really appreciate this, knowing that you put the time and effort into this for me to wear. :) good luck finding your dream! (Its also my dream to own a house so I dont have to pay rent either!)


Emma Greene

November 30, 2015

Dear Apiyo Agnes

Thank you for making my beautiful hat! My sister gave it to me as a gift last year and it has kept me warm in Winter. I will surprise my sister with a Krochet Kids hat this year and I know she will love it. We will share your beautiful story with her children and we wish you and your family all the very best.


Kevin Hays

November 28, 2015

I will always cherish my hat, made by you! Peace be with your family.


Dustin Ramsdell

February 23, 2015

Thanks for the hat! I will wear it with pride!


February 15, 2015

I love my new hat! Thanks so much Apiyo Agnes!!!

Ayessa Mae Oasan

January 26, 2015

Dear Apiyo Agnes,

My mother had just given me the hat you've crocheted! Thank you so much! It's so beautiful and warm, especially in this winter weather. I will definitely share your story. I wish you the very best of luck in fulfilling your dreams!

Talia Stephens

December 25, 2014

Apiyo Agnes,

Thank you so very much for the lovely hat! It is very well made and I wish you all the best for all of your hopes and dreams. You are a beautiful, strong person. Keep on going.

briana leithoff

December 25, 2014

Thank you so much for the beautiful green flower headband! I love it! You are very talented! My family and i pray for you and your family. I'll think of you everytime I wear it. Merry Christmas and good luck in life! God Bless <3

Claudette Roche and Jaden Fontana

October 18, 2014

Thank you Apiyp Agnes for your beautiful hat. My granddaughter loves it. We read your story together we will be praying for you to be able to buy your house for your family. " The Lord hears good people when they cry out to him, and he saves them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed." Psalm 14: 17-18 May God richly bless you always.

Your sister in Christ,

Chelsea Morrison

October 11, 2014

Apyio Agnes,

THANK YOU! Thank you so much for my black Waldo hat! It is perfect! I love it so much, and I love that it came from you! You're story is beautiful and I will think about you every time I wear my hat now forever! I pray you and your family is blessed for years to come and your dreams come true! You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful smile, don't let anything change that.

Thank you again, Apyio Agnes!

Yours truly,
Chelsea Morrison

Robyn Qaunaq

October 10, 2014

Hi Apiyo.
I am from Arctic Bay, Nunavut , Canada ( in the Canadian Arctic ) My mother ordered me a beautiful hat that you made. You are very talented.
You are very creative , and follow your dreams. Never give up..

Kayla Koterwski

April 28, 2014

Thank you for your detailed and beautiful craftsmanship!!! Many blessings to you and your family!!!

Holly McBerty

February 5, 2014

I have the striped Waldo hat and I LOVE it! I crochet baby hats for one of our local hospitals so I understand and appreciate your skill. Keep up the great work! God bless!

Lauren Finke

January 20, 2014

Apiyo Agnes,

Thank you so much for the beautiful Madeline beanie! It is beautiful and the workmanship is amazing! It is so comfortable and will keep me warm during this cold winter! I appreciate it and wish you the best of luck with everything!

God bless!


Catherine McGrath

January 9, 2014

Apiyo Agnes,
Thank you so much for my head band! I love it beyond belief and can wear it with anything. I can tell the detail and time you put into it and admire how beautiful that is. Please keep making these wonderful pieces of art and I will look for more KKI made by you!

Catherine McGrath

Mary LaCroix

January 1, 2014

Hello, Ms. Apiyo!

I wanted to personally thank you for the hat that you made. I received it as a Christmas gift from someone who is very close to my heart. I hope that you are well on your way to finding the freedom, stability, and peace that you dream of.
Thank you so much.


Nicole Smolen

December 25, 2013

Thank you so much for putting so much care and love into what you do! My mom bought me the Lilly Beanie you made for Christmas and I truly enjoy wearing it. Just know that everything you do is appreciated.

God Bless,

Heather Schwan

December 8, 2013

Hi! It is an honor to meet you and wear your beautiful hat! I will think of you every time I put it on... and my head is toasty warm!!! :0)
Thank you so much for sharing your precious gift with me, and I will be praying for you and your family. Keep working hard and dreaming big, and I know someday you will indeed build a house for your family!
...And never stop smiling!!! I hope you are able to enjoy life to the fullest and be free from rent someday!

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God". -Revelation 21:3

God will always be with you Agnes; He will never leave your side.
GOD BLESS! I am so honored to wear your hat!

Carly Glenn

October 20, 2013

Hi Apiyo Agnes!

I just bought a red 'Madeline' hat and am in love with it. Your work is beautiful! I will proudly wear the hat and try to tell the story of Krochet Kids to anyone I can, and will make sure to show everyone I can your signature on the tag. You deserve so much credit for the hard work you are doing to change the lives of you and your family! I am so happy that I can do anything to help!

Sending love and good wishes!

Carly Glenn


September 14, 2013

Thank you!


Annie Parenzan

April 12, 2013

Agnes, I am so honored to have received the hair clip that you made. After reading your story, I will think of you every time I wear it and will pray for God to fulfill your dream of building a home for you and your family. Know that you are loved!

William Parke

February 15, 2013

Agnes you are so beautiful.
I just received the Lincoln bow tie you made and it is just as beautiful as you are.
Thank you.
You and all of the ladies at KKi are in my prayers and I love you all.

Lindsey Walker

December 26, 2012

Dear Agnes,

I received one of your beautiful hats for my 20 month old son for Christmas. He loves wearing hats, and yours is so beautifully crafted! Thank you so much for your hard work, and we wish you all the best in your goals for your family!

I will be sharing the mission of Krochet Kids with my friends and family!

Emily Thomas

December 25, 2012

I just got my beautiful blue hat for Christmas and it is perfect! Thank you so much Apiyo for your wonderful craftsmanship! I hope all of your dreams come true and God blesses you! Thank you so much for my wonderful Christmas present!!

Beckie Bascom

September 6, 2012

Dear Apiyo Agnes,
I recieved my hat that you made for me today. It is beautiful and it brought tears of joy to my eyes. I feel privilaged to own a piece of your handiwork and will wear it proudly. I will share your story (and the great mission of KKI) with as many as I can; you truely are an inspiration.
I wish you the best of luck in achieving your dreams and thank you for sharing your gift with me.

Sara Mercado

September 6, 2012

Thank you Apiyo Agnes for my hat that I received in the mail today I was so excited when I got it, it fits perfect. Its beautiful and I pray you and your family receive many blessings. You have amazing talent. I know your future will soon become a reality rather than a hope. Thanks so much again.

Lisa Wright

September 4, 2012

I bought my hat while on vacation in Newport Beach to bring home for my boyfriend. He loves it!! Thank you for making such a great hat.

Linnea nelson

June 29, 2012

Apiyo Agnes,
Thank you so much for my hat. I recived it for christmas and never got to say thank you! :)

Guillermo Ospino

June 18, 2012

Apiyo Agnes,

It is a blessing to have received a product of your handiwork. This Lincoln bow tie was given to me as a gift, and I cannot properly express the meaning it has for me. I wish you the best in your pursuits and cannot thank you enough for your diligence and perseverance.

- Guillermo O.

Olga Gutierrez

March 8, 2012

Thanks so much Agnes! i loved my hat so muuuuuch!! its just as beautiful as you! it exceeded my expectations! i hope nothing but the best for you and your family! and eternal happiness! Keep up the great work! <3
-Olga G

Steven Romanoff

February 7, 2012


I just received my beautiful 5207.5 hat in the mail here in San Francisco, California. I love it! Thank you so much for making such a wonderful hat. I can't wait to spread the words about your great efforts and your goals of building a better life for you and your family.

All the best!


Erin Russell

December 29, 2011

Dear Apiyo Agnes,

My sister purchased my hat as a gift for Christmas, I must say I love it so much! You have such an amazing talent for what you do. I enjoyed reading your story as well, I hope you are able to own your own home for you and your children :) I will be purchasing another hat for my niece for her birthday this year and I am hoping to find another one of yours! Blessings to you and your family!

Love, Erin

McKenzie Ingram

December 26, 2011

Dear Apiyo,
I just got one of the hats you made, and it is so beautiful! Thank you for making it for me! I know you will continue to make more awesome hats as well. I'm praying for you!
thanks again!

Abigail Martin

December 26, 2011

Thank you so much for making such a wonderful hat! I received the Bella hat in purple for Christmas and it has brought me so much joy. It is beautifully made and very warm--perfect for the winter. I love showing people your name inside the hat and explaining the mission of Krochet Kids International. I hope that you are able to build a better life for yourself and for your family because of this amazing organization! You are so beautiful and talented!!!! :)

Abby xoxo


December 26, 2011

The hat was just wonderful! So pretty and soft! I could never have made anything like that!

Rachel lucero

December 8, 2011

Dear Anges,
My name is Rachel. I want to thank you for my beautiful and extremely comfortable and cozy hat you made me! I consider it a gift! Your an amazing women and an inspiration!
With love,
Rachel lucero

Stephanie Vaitonis

December 4, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! It is getting cold in Chicago and I am going to wear it everyday, and think of you. I hope that you are doing well, and I hope to get more hats from you in the future.

Carrie Merrick

November 19, 2011

Dear Agnes,

Thank you so much for the beautifully made hat! It's absolutely perfect for the cold weather here in Chicago! Thank you so much again and good luck to you and your family.


Jill Richards

November 7, 2011

Hello Apiyo,

I just received your beautifully made scarf for my birthday. It was a gift from a great friend of mine. We wish you the best of luck with building a home for your family. Women are wonderful and strong. Good luck.

Alexa McGhee

November 6, 2011

Just bought one of your hats yesterday in Bellevue, WA. I love it! It is so cute! I wish the best for you and your family! And hope you are soon able to build a home for you and your family!

Jake Dyer

November 3, 2011

Just got my movember hat today! It looks great and fits great! You did an awesome job! I wish the best for you and your family, and thanks a ton for the hat!

- Jake from Tennessee

Mercedez Linke

November 1, 2011

Dear Agness,

I just recieved my "Hodge Podge" hat in the mail today. As soon as I opened the bag, I smiled. Thank you so much. Your work is so beautiful, and I can't wait to wear it everywhere. I think what you're doing is amazing, and inspiring. The work you do is helping to make the world a better place. I wish you luck in your future, and hope your dreams come true.

Thanks again,

Stephanie Burgess

October 29, 2011

I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful "Betty" I purchased the other day. Your work is amazing and I wish you the best of luck in achieving your dream of building your own home.

Thank you so much!

Stephanie - Pittsburgh, PA


October 26, 2011

Dear Agnes,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made me! You are so beautiful. God bless you and your family! Thank you for your hard work!

Amy hall

October 19, 2011

Dear Agness,

I just want to begin by saying that your Bella hat is beautiful and I love it. You are also a very beautiful woman. I have faith that the Lord will provide for your family because He does miraculous things and I pray that He continues to bestow grave and that one day you will be able to rejoice in Him for providing you with your own home.


Amy Hall

Hannah Hudson

October 18, 2011

I received my hat yesterday, and couldn't wait to tell you how beautiful your handiwork is. I pray that by using this talent that God has given you, you will be able to better provide for your family! I'm sure they are so proud of you! I'll be praying for you and your family. :) Thank you so much for this gorgeous hat!

Joshua Moretti

October 14, 2011

I got my hat today! Thank you for your hard work and your time!

Josh, Rhode Island

Jacqy Sebastian

October 11, 2011

I just wanted to say thank you very much for creating a beautiful hat! I hope that you reach all your goals and dreams! Both my husband and I ordered hats and we will be purchasing more and also spreading the word to help make your dreams come true! God Bless you and your family and I wish you much happiness and success!!

Thank you and God Bless,

Las Vegas, NV

Anna Zinn

October 4, 2011

I'm leaving in January for a missions trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. I'm so excited to have something that people can see me wearing that will remind them what I'm doing and how important Africa is to me! All of the people involved in this company are in my prayers!!!! :) God bless you all for being a part of such an awesome company!
Much love,
Anna Zinn

Laura Clark

September 30, 2011

I just received my hat. It is beautifully done. Haven't taken it off. Perfection!!! Thank you so much, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lots of Love.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Katy Gann

September 26, 2011

I just got my scarf that you made and it is so beautiful. I am so very, very excited about it. I cannot wait to wear it. Thank you for all of the beautiful work that you put into it. Good luck to you and your family in all that you do.

Thank you,

Tyler Badding

September 22, 2011

Dear Agnes,

My Thomas hat just arrived in the mail and I instantly put it on! It's crazy to think that this hat was once in your hands at one point in time. I can't wait for the cold Iowa winters so I can wear it every single day! Thank you so much!!!

Lots of love,

Carroll, Iowa

Courtney Grandfield

September 20, 2011

I just got the paprika "Betty" in the mail today and I absolutely LOVE it! It is so soft and beautiful!! Thank you so much Agnes! I can't wait to wear it! Thank you so much!

Courtney from Illinois :)

Lauren Barthel

September 19, 2011

I just got my paprika "Betty" hat today in the mail! I absolutely love it and I am so looking forward to wearing it this winter! Thank you so much!(: Love, Lauren from Alabama.(:

Lauren Bucci

September 9, 2011

I just got the hat you made in the mail and it is absolutely perfect! I haven't taken it off since I took it out of the package! Thank you so much for doing such beautiful work, I wish you the best in the future!

Keep smiling!


Joan and Woody

June 5, 2011

We got your hat at the Gala in Kirkland, Wa. The hats are beautiful and we will enjoy wearing this one in the winter.
Joan and Woody

Breanne Miller

May 25, 2011

Hello Agnes!
My name is Bre. I'm a 29 year old web designer. On my day off I went shopping and saw the knitted hats in Seattle, Washington, USA. I love it. Your work is beautiful and hope your future to be bright.

Thank you, and I will be thinking of you.

Take care,


Lynn Taylor

May 13, 2011

My son brought me one of your beautiful knit hats for Mother's Day - it is cream colored with stripes of aqua blue, apricot orange and navy gray on it - just perfect. You do really beautiful work, and it means so much to me to see your picture, read your story and know that this talented woman is working towards building her own home - and has hope that it can happen because of her own hard and creative work. The best best of luck to you!

Victoria Horton

April 25, 2011

The Lucille hat you made me is absolutely perfect! It's beautiful and fits amazing, I love it so much. Thank you for making such beautiful hats for myself and for others, you have a wonderful talent. Best of luck to you and your family, may all of your hopes and dreams come true! Once again, thank you!

Micaela Toledo

February 18, 2011

Muchas Muchas Gracias!!! The Bella Beret you made is Beautiful!!! I purchased the Sea color one....It matches your dress (the profile pic above) perfectly. Perhaps you should start making dresses! ;)

Best Wishes To You + Your Loves Ones,

Chicago, IL.

Brittany Coss

November 22, 2010

God has blessed you with an amazing ability! The hats you make are beauitful and you are a beautiful woman!
Thank you for your hard work. May God continue to bless you and your family.
With love, in Him,

Kyle Duffey

October 17, 2010

I just bought my hat yesterday in Bellevue, Washington and I instantly fell in love with the hat! Getting to thank the creator of the products I buy is so rare, so I sincerely want to Thank You!