Arach Stella

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With an abusive father and step mother, Stella and her siblings were taken in by a neighbor who treated them well and sent them to school. Unfortunately, Stella was abducted by rebels several times and watched as many of her family members were killed. Throughout the KK Uganda program, Stella has been given hope and has acquired the skills and knowledge about crocheting, family planning, business identification and management.

“I dream to educate my children, acquire land for my children, and start an income generating activity as an alternate source of income.”

“I enjoy enjoy parenting children and keeping them safe. I also like crocheting.”

“Love means having compassion for other people with sincere heart and not because of what one has.”

“I pray for blessings upon KK intl. from God who made them touch my life in a special way.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Denny Markle

November 28, 2020

What a great beanie. Thank you.

Sandi Hunt

October 14, 2020

thank you very much!!!

Tulabelle roderick

January 17, 2017

Hi my name Is Tula and I have acquired your hat, I loved it the minute I got it. It is a beautiful price of art and also very cozy. Your story is very inspiring and I am glad you like what you do. I wish you peace and joy for eternity

Darren Bolton

December 10, 2016

Dear Arach Stella,

I am just writing to thank you for the great hat! I purchased it at a men's shop in Woodstock, NY. It looks really sharp and is keeping my head warm now that winter has arrived. Keep up the great work- the craftsmanship and the design are both top notch! All the best this holiday season.



Keri Fisher

November 1, 2016

Thank you so very much for the beautiful hat you made. I received my new hat through my FaithBox subscription and it is my favorite product! We are farmers in Nebraska, United States, and the hat you crocheted will not only look fashionable but will keep me very warm through the Nebraska winters. Many blessings to you and your family.

Brooke Sjoquist

October 16, 2016

Thank you Arach Stella for all that you do. I absolutely love the hat that you made. And wish you and your family all the best.

Warren and Sheri Thomson

August 24, 2016

My wife Sheri and I have been affiliated with since it started. Our son, Adam Thomson is one of the fellows that started the organization in Uganda and now in Peru. This year we asked Sean Galaway to make sure that we received updates on all the ladies , like you, that Sheri and I help sponsor. He was kind enough to send us an update about you and your family of six children. I see that you have another 6 months to go in the program before you graduate to a new phase of your life. Sheri and I are proud to help you on this journey. We have not had a chance to visit Uganda with Adam yet but hope to visit soon. Best wishes on developing your produce store and developing the crops on your land. Make sure that you take advantage of all the opportunities to learn from the team so you will be well prepared after you graduate.
Sheri and I are inspired by your strength and commitment to your family and your energy to make a good life for them through education and family love.

Katie Viera

August 17, 2016

Thank you Arach for the super cute black beanie. I will be sharing this with my 11 and 12 year old kids in Los Angeles!
I"m glad you found a wonderful home and this great company, Krochet Kids!

Dave Fenstermacher-Miller

July 22, 2016

Reading Stella's story has given me such an appreciation all over again for KKi. This isn't my first 5207.5 and it certainly won't be my last. The significance Krochet Kids gives to the simple art of making a hat is an inspiration to make all things significant and do all things out of love and with a purpose. I love Stella's craftsmanship. I love Stella's perseverance to love even when she could be bitter. Simply a amazing. Thank you Stella for a hat I will wear for years. And hopefully the next one I get will be from you!

Hamish Larkin

March 25, 2016

Thankyou for making this beanie that I bought in Australia in a place in the mountains called Dinner Plain


January 28, 2016

Thank you. It is a beautiful hat. and no words can describe how I appreciate it. ? I was overwhelmed with joy when I open the package and had your name on it. Thank you for the personal touch. I love it.



January 21, 2016

Arach Stella,

I couldn't be happier that I purchased a hat made by such a beautiful person. Your story is one of strength, and is one of inspiration. I hope your dreams all come true and I wish a life filled with happiness and love for you!!

Alexandria, Kentucky

Adam sault

December 27, 2015

Thank you for my hat. I love it as does my wife. Best wishes!!!! -the Saults

Tibor Fuchs

December 21, 2015

Thank you making this wonderful knitted men's beanie. It keeps me warm here in the cold winter of South Dakota, USA. Merry Christmas and best of luck with your work and projects.

Isabel Larus

December 21, 2015

Hello, Arach Stella! My name is Isabel, and I purchased the Betty Jr. hat that you made as a Christmas gift for my best friend. When I opened the package from the mail and saw your name on the tag inside the hat, and I began to cry of happiness. It makes me so happy that you have been able to generate an income and provide for your children through your work with Krochet Kids, and I never expected to see your personal touch shine through as much as it did in the hat. I am so thankful for your work. I wish you endless happiness! Thank you so much.

Lance Knudson

November 25, 2015

We received your beautiful hat today and were so touched by your story. Thank you for creating this beautiful hat with such love for my husband. Best wishes for a bright future...


November 24, 2015

Thank you! I just received one of your hats as a gift. It is soft and beautiful. It is extra special to me since I know that it was hand crocheted by you. It is a wonderful creation and will be one of my new favorite hats. God bless you!

Marlenna Walker

September 17, 2015

I bought a small bag for my cell phone from my granddaughter. She has worked for Krochet Kids all summer selling the products across the United States. I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished with this program. Hope I can buy another of your products. God bless you and keep up the good work. Marlenna Walker

Mariela Montoya-Roath

May 21, 2015

I want to thank you for this beautifully crocheted navy colored beanie I just acquired. I saw it and I fell in love with it and once I found out about what KKI stands for, I just knew I had to have it. Your story is inspiring and I wish you the best.

Anna Lichty

January 18, 2015

Thank you, Arach for making these. I saw your green beanie at the store and it stood out to me. It touched my heart to see your signature inside and know it was made by someone special. I send you lots of love and blessings. I hope you and your family are happy and healthy. I look forward to wearing your beanie and staying warm from it!
Here is a picture of me in your beanie. :)

Linda Webb

December 30, 2014

Thank you for the beautiful hat. It is so soft and it keeps my head very warm. May God bless you in your life.

Sandy Kirkner

November 13, 2014

Dear Stella,

Thank you so much for my beautiful green beanie. I bought it today at Whole Foods and I just adore it! Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you all the very best. You are an inspiration!

Sandy Kirkner
Long Beach, California

Mary Eakins Watson

October 30, 2014

Thank you for crafting the beautiful Kola hat I recently purchased for my nephew. Your story is beautiful, and inspiring. I cannot wait for him to wear your hat proudly this winter. Thinking of you and your family fondly and wishing you every success in your future endeavors. Your drive and talent will get you far - you are an inspiration! Sending love and light from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.
Mary Eakins Watson

Taylor Schoessow

September 15, 2014

Dear Arach Stella,
It has been an honor and privilege to receive your handmade headband as a birthday present from my best friend. It means so much to me that I personally know who made it and every time I wear it, I think of you. I hope and pray that this opportunity through KKi is a blessed one. Your work is reaching Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. Be proud.


Maddie Fegert

June 29, 2014

Hi Stella!

Thank you so much for crocheting my bracelet. I love it. I chose your name because I love the name Stella. You are beautiful, just like the bracelets you make! Peace and love to you and your family.


Clare Flanders

June 26, 2014

Thank you so much for my beautiful friendship bracelet! I am amazed at your story and I think you are a very strong woman! You have much compassion. I wish I could become your best friend! You are amazon and I think your dream is very kind. Your past has been very rough an now your present and future are and will be great! Continue doing what you do and you will achieve your goal very soon! You are amazing!

Clare Flanders, 13

Erin Andrew

April 1, 2014

Dear Stella,
Thank you so much for making this wonderful hat! I hope you receive this message and are able to understand how much I love my new hat! I wish you all the best!

Jessica Avila

February 13, 2014

Stella I want to thank you for your beautiful Lincoln you made!! I bought it and the Lincoln Jr for my husband and son to match on Valentines Day. My husband loves bow ties so I know he is going to love it and more importantly love the positive impact it has. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more of your products. May God bless you and your family!

Andrew Coate

February 8, 2014

Wonderful hat! Serves well in the chilly Boston, MA, USA winter temperatures.

Donna leblanc

December 25, 2013

Hi Stella!
My husband got the "Everett" for me as a gift. It's so soft I cannot wait to wear it. I am very touched by your story. So happy this organization is here to support and educate you. Keep up the great work and peace and love to you. May all your dreams come true. Xoxo~donna

Jasmin Morales

December 9, 2013

Thank you so much for making my hat! It's a beautiful dark red color and keeps my ears really warm. I appreciate you making this and I hope everything is well.

Heather Abbott

November 30, 2013

Thank you for creating my gold Betty hat, it has quickly become my favorite, and wear it often! It really is beautiful, the quality of your work is top notch, and I think of you when I wear it. I wish many blessings your way, thank you again!

Victoria Fawcette

November 16, 2013

I'm wearing a hat you created! Thank you! It is very windy where I live and gets really cold... So, the hat is perfect! It is a beautiful red yarn and it has a wonderful pattern. You're very good at crocheting! Thank you again for the hat! Hope you're having fun and having a good day!

Amy Mascetta

October 29, 2013

Thank you so much for making my 'Juliet' head wrap. It's so beautiful. May God bless you. I will think of you every time I wear it.

Casey Mitchell

October 6, 2013

You are amazing! Your crocheting is beautiful, and your heart appears to be even more so. What an inspiration!

Polly Feigly

July 21, 2013

Dear Arach Stella,
I love my new yellow Sunny! This is my second case that I've ordered through KKi. You do very nice work. Prayers to you from me- stay safe and thank you again.


March 4, 2013

Hello Stella! I have the yellow and red Wendy pouch you made. I crochet too and you did a very nice job. Peace and love coming your way. Here it comes. Don't duck!
Kind regards,

Griffin S.

January 5, 2013

I just received my hat, the Thomas, in the mail. It is awesome. It's wicked warm for the winter up here in the northeast. Thank you so much.

Eden Baker

January 4, 2013

My mother bought your hat as a gift for someone else,but I loved the hat so much I adopted it as my own. It's purple and white. It kept me incredibly warm throughout the day. And, I can't wait to share it with people all around me.

Blessings to you and your family.

Jodi Hodges

December 30, 2012

Hello Arach Stella,

I received a beautiful crochet zip pouch for our Christmas Holiday as a gift from a friend. I absolutely LOVE it and will cherish you and where it came from. Thank you for your love and commitment on this journey of life. I honor and respect you. We are all ONE. Peace, love and joy to you everyday!

Love, Jodi :)

Adam Till

December 27, 2012


Thank you very much for my handmade bow tie! You have an amazing story, and are an inspiration to us all. May God continue to bless you and this great organization!


Samantha Chrismer

December 26, 2012

Thank you for my hat! I wear it all the time, and it is a constant reminder of you and your story. You are an inspiration!

Kendra Stroh

December 15, 2012

Thank you so much for my hat (the Betty), I love it! I get so many compliments on it and always let them know where to go to get one:) Your story is so inspiring because you have endured so much and still have that beautiful smile on your face and are working hard for a better future! God Bless you! I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!:)
Love, Kendra

Ricky Adán

December 11, 2012

Hello, I just want to thank you SO MUCH for my new hat(the barney). I do not really like hats but i love this one, I will definitely be wearing it almost every single day. You and your family will be in my prayers. God loves you even through all the hard times.
-Ricky Adán

Haley Cannady

November 30, 2012

Thank you so much for my hat. I absolutely love it. It is so beautiful, just like you. Your story and strength are so inspirational. I have gotten many compliments on it and I always give the thanks back to you. May God bless you and your family and may you days be full of joy and happiness.

Ryan Elizabeth

October 1, 2012

I LOVE your headband! God bless all of you and I praise you for how strong you are. What an amazing story!

Amanda Keene

September 21, 2012

Dear Stella,
Thank you SO much for this beautiful hat!! It is just about to get cold here in Colorado and I am so excited to start wearing this amazing hat you made! Whenever I wear it, I will think of you and will pray for you and your family. God bless <3
Amanda Keene

Christi Stegemueller

July 4, 2012

Thank you so much for this fabulous hat! I love how soft it is and it makes me feel so safe when I wear it. Thank you so much, Stella.

Tabitha Lavery

February 27, 2012

I love my new hat, and I've gotten complements on it all day today. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat. You are very talented! :)

Bob Dale Johnson

January 13, 2012

You probably here this all the time, but you are amazing. i can't tell you how grateful i am for the hat that you have made for me, it was gifted to me by my brother for christmas, and because you are connected to my hat, and now my head, it was the most beautiful gift i received. even though i have never met you, and don't know you well, please know that you have blessed me very much. it was -15 yesterday when i went to work, and my head was warm :)
take care.
with love.

Lindsey Allison

December 29, 2011

Dear Arach,
Thank you for your beautiful work! I just got one of your brown Thomas hats. It is so soft and warm, you did an amazing job! I will wear it this winter and think if you. Thank you! May peace and love be with you in the new year. Love, Lindsey

Corinne Twigg

December 28, 2011

I bought one of your hats today. I love it! Thank you so much. Everyday that I wear it I will think of you and pray for you.
All my love,


December 25, 2011

Greetings! I have recently bought one of your amazing hats (the Betty) and I am in love with it! I can't wait to start wearing it soon! A Krochet Kids hat was on the top of my Christmas list this year and I am so glad to finally get it! I was so inspired by your story and I hope to buy more of your products. I am so happy that the KKU program has brought hope to you and your family. God bless!

Danny Revoir

December 24, 2011

I received one of your hats and I would just like to thank you. I hope all your dreams come true.
With love,

Gabrielle Malvar

December 24, 2011

Hi Stella !
I bought your Hodge Podge in Slate for Christmas!
Thank you for keeping me warm during the cold winter days in Canada.
I'm very fortunate being able to go to school here and your hat makes the trips there in the cold bearable. I wish your children good fortune, great health and education.

May the next year be an even better one.


Jessica Scott

December 24, 2011

Thank you for my hat!!! You are amazing!!! And you are in my prayers!!!

*Melinda Lucas

December 5, 2011

Hello..... I bought one of your hats today and I LOVE it and I had never heard of this site before...but now I am going to tell all of my friends. I am not exactly sure which model of hat I bought...but I think it's the Betty...please excuse me if I am wrong. I think KK is amazing and I'm going to wear my hat with love and pride. I wish you peace and happiness. <3

James Ramirez

November 22, 2011

You are an amazing survivor and I thank you for the beautyful hat you made. I will wear it everyday and think of you Stella. I hope all your wishes come true because you were put on this earth for a special reason and remember you were born this way ❤ With love - James Ramirez

Madison McFarland

November 4, 2011

Thanks so much for my amazing beanie! I love it and will think of you and your amazing story whenever I wear it! You are an amazing person and I hope u find your dreams! Thanks again for your hard work!
All my love and wishes,

Heather Boden

September 27, 2011

I did not buy one of your hats that you made, but I know your story and you are in my prayers. May God bless you abundantly. I am working as an intern with KKi and your story inspires me to keep on working

Heather Boden

September 27, 2011

I did not buy one of her hats, but I know your story and you are in my prayers. May God bless you abundantly. I am working as an intern with KKi and your story inspires me to keep on working :)