Arach Claire

Uganda |Crocheter
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After her father retired, Arach Claire and her family were forced to return to Gulu due to lack of steady income. Once war arrived in Northern Uganda, she was not able to complete school because her family had to flee and could not afford the fees associated with her education. To lift her spirits, her parents helped her learn how to knit. When they were finally able to return home, they started rebuilding their lives, and Claire found KNOWN SUPPLY. Her previous knitting skills allowed her to learn quickly, and she is now happy to be earning her own income.

“Love is having a positive feeling for one another.”

“Nothing will distract me from my dreams. I want to save money, open my business, and go back to school.”

“Thanks to all the supporters, please continue buying the hats to change the lives of many people.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Amy Lanners

February 1, 2021

Dear Arach Claire,
I bought a sweet little panda hat you made. It is BEAUTIFUL, soft and perfect for all the kids in my life. Keep earning. Start your business. Get back to school where you belong! You are amazing! Warmly, Amy (USA)

Janet Ringquist

May 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you knit. I really like the colors (different shades of brown) and the design. Also, it fits perfectly. Keep up the wonderful work!

John D

December 25, 2019

I received one of the cats that you crocheted and I am very happy with it. Thank you for taking the time to make it!

Shanda Bittick

December 13, 2019

Hi Arach Claire!!

I love the hat that you made. I was excited to see your name inside. I am praying for you and your family. Keep knitting and dreaming and dancing!!


December 3, 2019

I love the hat you created! I wear it all the time and love the look and feel of it. Thank you! Keep up the great work. I believe in you and your goals!

Ellen Zhou

January 21, 2019

The headband you knitted is wonderful. It is such a great color and I am very excited to wear it all winter!

Lauren Glaser

December 19, 2018

Hey Arach Claire! Thanks so much for my hat! Nothing made me happier than seeing your name on the inside and finding out that you love dancing too! I'm going to be heading to Uganda in a few months; it'll be cool to work in a clinic in your home country. Keep pushing for your dreams! Know that I am for you back in the States:)


December 18, 2018

I just love my hat! When I looked inside and saw your name I was so daughter’s name is Claire too! What a lovely coincidence. All the best to you.


January 20, 2018

I love the hat you made! I saved up my own money and bought my favorite style from Krochet Kids. I got the Becks and I love it very much! I watched your video and I also LOVE Mangos! Although, they are probably not as delicious here in the USA as they are fresh where you live. Enjoy one for me :) Abby-9 yrs old

Toni Keesee

December 25, 2017

I just received your hat as a Christmas gift, and I love it so much. Thank you and Merry Christmas! ❤️

David Wood

April 18, 2017

My hat is so beautiful and wonderful - keeps my heat nice and warm here in Canada!!

I get so many complements on the style - so beautiful!

Arach, keep your dreams alive and you'll get back in the classroom soon enough! I believe in you! brought me here with love!

Sarah Kelner

February 13, 2017

Hi Arach!
I've read your story and find you to be a truly inspiring individual. I love the hat that you knit. It has kept my head warm through this brutal Western New England winter. I wish you luck in following your dreams to open up your own business!
Never stop dreaming.

Irish Duncan

January 11, 2017

I absolutely love the hat you made! I live in Colorado where we have really cold winters so I'm thankful to have such a warm hat to wear. You do beautiful work and I hope you continue to do it. Keep pursuing the things you are passionate about!


January 9, 2017

Thank you for the beautiful hat! It was a Christmas gift and is my new favorite—I wear it almost every day. I'll think of you each time I wear it, and I wish you the best in your business & education!

Maddie Cason

January 9, 2017

Arach Claire,

Thank you so much for making my hat! Its navy blue and it fits perfectly. I wore it this weekend to keep me warm from the cold and snow. You did a beautiful job and i'm really impressed with your work. Be encouraged today. I read your story and I hope one day you will have enough to go back to school. You are a great knitter! thank you!!!!

Kendra Dand

January 7, 2017

Arach Claire, you make BEAUTIFUL hats!! I just received mine in the mail this afternoon and I love it so much. I'm so very happy that KKintl is a sustainable source of income for you and I pray that you are able to go back to school and pursue your dreams, and in return make a difference in your community. God is good, and when you place your trust in Him He will set your paths straight and give your life purpose. Lots of love, many thanks, and big hugs from Tennessee!

Hannah Oitzman

December 28, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful beanie! I got a Ford beanie and I love it. I'm a college student in California studying architecture. Wishing you all the best in your business and your education goals. Thanks again!

Liam Brown

December 20, 2016

My name is Liam and I am in kindergarten. I really like that the hat you made says the word "snow" on it. It is really soft! Thank you so much, I really love it!

Tali McBride

December 20, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful and perfectly made hat that you created. I absolutely love it and will wear it often! You are very talented and I am thankful that I could purchase one of your hats. Merry Christmas, and God bless you.

Danielle Williams

December 17, 2016

Hello Claire!
Thank you for knitting such beautiful things!. I just received the Winnie, and I am thrilled with it. Thank you for sharing your story, and I wish you all the best with your dreams.


December 15, 2016

Hello Arach! My name is Brenda and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvana in the United States. I purchased a hat from you, 'Winnie', black and white with a Pom-Pom at the top. I originally purchased it for a Christmas gift to a family member - I had bought all of my gifts through Charity organizations that help benefit women around the world. I loved this hat so much that I decided to keep it for myself! It's about 20 degrees Fahrenheit here right now, so I needed your hat!
While your story broke my heart, I am honored to have an item made by your hands. I will hope and pray for you, for the day that you can open your own business! You are strong and beautiful, don't ever change and keep moving forward! So, thank you, for being you!

Ireland Joy Bayer

December 12, 2016

Thank you for making all these beautiful hats for kids and adults. My name is Ireland and I am 7 years old in 1st grade. I got one of your Snow Daze hats and I like that it has a puffy ball on the top and I like the color. Thank you very much.

Glenah Gimeno

December 9, 2016

Thank you for making my beanie "the Riley". I'm hoping that all your dreams will come true.

David Khym

August 16, 2016

Dear Claire
I hope you are having a great day. It is a honor to be able to wear and obtain a clothing product that you have produced. I have read your story and I and hope you manage to succeed in your dreams to open your own business. I cannot understand the depression you may have gone through but I am glad that you have moved and you will be in my prayers claire.
God has created a path and I believe that your path will lead you to somewhere great.
Best of luck to you Claire

Sarah O'Malley

February 19, 2016

Hello Arach! I hope you are having a good day. I want to thank you for making my hat, the Ford. It has been a cold winter in Boston and I am always warm with the Ford!

I read in your profile that you want to go back to school. I admire your commitment to education and am sending you strong thoughts so that you can do it.

Thank you again,

Kayla Miles

November 27, 2015

Thank you for such a beautiful and heart warming hat called the winnie. When I saw it I knew I had to purchase it. Thank you again.