Apiyo Evalyn

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Although Evalyn never attended school, she grew up in a happy and loving home. However, the war in northern Uganda made life a lot more difficult. Her family hid at night from the rebels and relied on government programs for food. Two of her brothers were abducted and are still missing to this day.  Despite the difficulty she faced during war, she continues to work hard and stay positive while working for KK Uganda. She wants to contribute to the general welfare of her home.

“Crocheting has enabled me to get new skills. I have also made more friends because of the work that I currently have as a crocheter.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is that there is fertile soil and a variety of food. Currently, the peace that is prevailing in the region also makes me free and happy.”

“I am thankful for all the love and support that I have received from the organization and I continually pray for God to bless the founders of the organization.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Melanie Johnson

December 12, 2019

Apiyo Evalyn, Thank you so much for making the beanie hat. I am giving it to my son for Christmas. You are very talented. I pray for you and your family and your brothers. You are a very special person. Your independence and strength in your work makes me admire and look up to you. Love, Melanie. Ohio, USA.

Angela Salerno

December 28, 2017

Dear Evalyn, I think 'Everline' is you. It's the name I have on my beanie. It is beautiful to know that someone for real crocheted my clothing. Makes it all the more real! The beanie is very professionally woven. Thank you for being You and thank you for such great service with work that I know was produced from your heart. Keep on Educating yourself Everlyn as Education is the greatest weapon for Growth. With All My Love, Angela Salerno Malta Europe

Rachel Bolt

December 17, 2017

Thank you Apiyo Evalyn,
I am so excited to give my niece a beautiful hat you made. She is 4 years old and full of life. I hope that she will grow up to be brave and resiliant like you. Thank you!

Talon Hawthorne

December 24, 2016

Hey!!!!!!! Thank you so much for making this incredible beanie for me! Im believing that the best is yet to come for you and northern uganda! What you are doing is making a difference and I pray that Jesus continues to bless you! Keep pursuing the heart of Jesus Apiyo! You are so loved! Have a great day! Thank you so much!

Riley Jouppi

December 20, 2016

Dear Apiyo,
My name is Riley Jouppi , I am 13 and living in Minnesota in the United States. I thank you for the hat I got as a early Christmas present. In Minnesota right now it is very cold with some snow. The hat you made is incredibly warm and very beautiful. I have not stopped wearing it for a couple of days now and I think that pattern will continue for a while. You are a very talented woman and very inspirational. So thank you for making the hat.

Nelli Agbulos

December 18, 2016

Dear Apiyo Evalyn,

THANK YOU! It's been snowing in the United States, and the hat you made has kept my head + brain warm. I was so happy to receive your beanie as a gift from one of my friends and I wore it immediately. I haven't stopped wearing it because the beanie is like a sweet hug from a friend, keeping me cozy and reminding me that everyday is a gift. A lot of my friends have complimented my beanie. Sending lots of love and support to you and your family!


November 23, 2016

Hi Evalyn! I bought a black and white winter beanie that you made, it's so beautiful! I live in Utah, in the United States and it's getting really cold here so the hat is perfect and so stylish! You are so talented! I'm inspired by your story, you are such a strong and inspiring woman. Thanks for sharing your talents, you are blessing so many lives :)

Russell Britt

November 30, 2015

Thank you so very much. I love my new hat, and look forward to wearing it everyday in the coming winter.

Jordan Moore

November 25, 2015

My hat is so beautiful! The craftsmanship is incredible and knowing who made it just makes me love it even more! It's my favorite hat now and I've worn it everyday since I bought it. Thank you so much Apiyo Evalyn for bringing a smile to my face and for all the compliments I get from it


December 26, 2014

I want to thank you for the hat you crocheted for me!! It is beautiful and you are very talented! Your work is inspiring and best wishes to you and your family!!


December 15, 2014

Apiyo Evalyn - the beauty of your craftsmanship brings me joy each time I wear the beanie you crocheted. Your talent in making such fine products is very much appreciated! THANK YOU!!

Jen Trulson

January 12, 2014


Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. The softness of the yarn, the beautiful color, and to see your picture and know it come from your loving hands makes me that much more excited to wear it. It was given to me as a gift. The gift was not only receiving the hat but the creator of it. Thank you for creating such beautiful hats.


Cory Clute

January 3, 2014

Hi Evalyn,

Thank you so much for crocheting my beautiful hat. I love it so much, you did a beautiful job. God bless you and your family!

- Cory

Heather Moloian

November 5, 2013

Hello Apiyo Evalyn! I just bought the cute blue "Madeline" style crocheted hat at Whole Foods Market this week. I am so glad that I can thank you and let you know how much I love the concept behind the Krochet Kids intl. organization and your gracious work. My 14 year old daughter is so touched by your involvement with this organization that she has a goal of coming to Uganda to meet you one day. Best regards!

Casey Isaacs

October 1, 2013

Apiyo Evalyn, thank you so much for the beautiful handmade beanie that is one of a kind. It will surely keep me warm during the cold Indiana weather to come. Congratulations on beating the odds and making a better life for you and your family with hard work and perseverance. Never give up. I wish you a long and happy life.

Amanda Yannello

April 13, 2013

Thank you so much for your hard work on my beautiful headband. I found all of the items that were handmade to be so unique and special but once I discovered the signatures on the pieces and the stories behind them it touched my heart. I pray that God will continue to use you and bless you.

natalia valdez

February 11, 2013

Thank you so much for making this beautiful beanie. I appreciate you and this awesome hat you have made! Thanks a million cheers!!!! ♡♡

Sharon Cates

January 15, 2013

Thank you for the beautiful green Bella hat that I received as a Christmas present from my son. I lived in Namibia for 2 years and have a special place in my heart for Africa. May God bless and protect you.

Heidi Fry

January 7, 2013

Thanks so much for my beautiful Lilly hat, I may just live in it! God Bless and keep up the beautiful work!

courtneylee martinez

December 26, 2012

I received a gray Margot as a gift from my husband and I love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so beautiful! I will wear it very proudly. God bless!

Maria Nguyen

December 26, 2012

HI Apiyo!! My brother gave me a bini you made for Christmas. I love it!! Thank you so much. Hope you are well!!

Ireland Hall

December 25, 2012

I would just like to thank you for this hat that you made for me. It is soooooooooo wonderful and I love it so much! You did a wonderful job on it! Keep up the good work! I live in Maine. I will keep it forever! Thank you so much!

Esther Linder

December 6, 2012

I just purchased my beautiful beanie today and i love it. I live in Newport Beach, CA USA and we are finally getting colder weather. I cannot wait to enjoy my new beanie. Thank you very much.

Cathy Herbert

November 5, 2012

Thank you for the adorable hat, it is so warm and cozy!! I can't wait to wear it all winter!!

Dalton Colista

March 16, 2012

thank you so much for making this hat! i just got it and it is perfect and i love it.

Annie Gobble

January 22, 2012

Apiyo Evalyn, thank you so much for my Bella hat. I wear it all the time and everyone I meet is jealous. I love to crochet as well and it's obvious that you're very talented. The hat is really well made and fits great! I hope to buy more soon. Thank you so much!!

courtney laughlin

December 25, 2011

Thank you soo much great hat that i love :) i will be buying more for sure. Once again thank you and i wish you the best

Lianti Loubser

December 24, 2011

I'm from Africa too, even though I live in the USA now, my roots will always be there! I got one of your hats as a Birthday present and it makes me feel like I will always be carrying a bit of African Love with me! Thank you

anna regalado

November 16, 2011

HI! i love my beanie i love love love it's amazing!! you have skills like no other, thank you very much i am extremely grateful for being part of something amazing and helping others in need. thank you again, i will be purchasing a lot more now, they are so cute and fashionable :), thank you again :)


November 12, 2011

Hello! I am wearing your hat today at work at Nordstrom Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon! I love it, it's my new favorite hat. Thank you for making it so beautiful for me!

Evyn Selden

November 8, 2011

Thank so much for my bella hat! I wear it every where and have spread the word about Krochet Kids. All of my friends love my hat and i am buying more for Christmas presents. God is really working in your life and im glad i could help. Thank you and God Bless!

Alexandra Ayala

November 3, 2011

Thank you soooo much for the beanie! Its amazing and i love it! Keep it up! :D