Atayo Dina

Uganda
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As a mother with 10 children and little education, Dina’s hope to financially support all of her children had been drained. She had tried earning a living by selling maize and washing clothes, but never earned enough to send all of her children to school. Since being involved with KK Uganda her hope has been restored as she is now able to pay her children’s school fees and stock the house with food on a daily basis.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“I plan to start large scale farming in my land and also open up a lockup shop.”

INTERESTS & HOBBIES
“During my leisure time, I enjoy chatting with my friends.”

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is the fertility of the land.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love means doing well to one another.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Travon Steven

October 24, 2018

Hi Atayo! I have a green hat that was made by you and it is absolutely beautiful. I found it brand new at a resale shop and immediately felt drawn to it. I was initially attracted to it because I saw the continent of Africa written in "LOVE". I've only been to Africa once, but I loved it and I hope to visit again soon. Green is also my favorite color and as it is starting to get colder here in Michigan, I look forward to putting my hat to use. In fact, today will be my first time wearing the hat, but I could not wear it without first expressing my gratitude. Thank you so so so much! You are my inspiration!

Molly Burnham

December 12, 2017

Thank you so much for making my beautiful hat. I have owned it for three winters and it is my very favorite. It is cold where I live, in fact, it's snowing right now. It keeps my head warm and I love it. Sorry I didn't write sooner. All the best! Molly

Carol Hassell

November 6, 2016

Thank you for this beautiful hat. I have shown my friends and they all love it. The color is beautiful. Hopefully they will all buy one to help you and also make them beautiful.

Monica Mendoza

July 9, 2016

Thank you very much for the beautiful peach and black striped hat that found it's way to my hands. I just LOVE stripes! ??
Many blessing for you and your family. You are a great inspiration. Keep it up, because the hats you make are beautiful! ? ??❤️

Breea Drahn

December 23, 2015

Atayo,
I just received a beanie in the mail as a Christmas gift. It was signed by you inside! It melted my heart when I was looking through all the pictures and found your picture. It was special to put a face with the name that made it. It has that much more meaning to me. Every time I wear I will think of you and pray for you. My family and I are currently in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia, Africa. Africa has a special place In my heart. Thank you for taking the the time to make this hat by hand, I can feel the love that went into it just looking at it. May God bless you and keep you as you work for the glory of Him! Much love from Oregon! Breea :)

thibeault_caroline@hotmail.com

October 14, 2015

Hi Atayo Dina,

I wanted to thank you and congratulate you for your marvellous work. I now have a beautiful hat for autumn. Here in Québec (East Canada) it's autumn, and 2 degrees Celsius this morning! The leaves are slowly turning to red and begin to fall down covering the grass and streets. Soon, the kids will make pile of leaves in wich they will jump.
I hope your kids are well and good.

Best regards,

Caroline Thibeault

Amy Ewing

September 20, 2015

You did a wonderful job on the beanie that I have given to my daughter! I pray that the Lord blesses the work of your hands and continues to provide for your family.

Nicole Light

August 2, 2015

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the joy you have brought me and my family. Your crochet bennie is a perfect fit keeping her snug and warm all the time. You are truly talented and I appreciate all the hard work you do! Thank you!

Greice Antes

July 7, 2015

Dear Dina,
Congratulations for your beautiful work!
We live in Brazil and purchased a cute fox headwear for our little boy.
Thank you for dedicating your time, attention and skills on the making of this piece.
You're so talented!
Don't stop using your angel hands to transform yarn into amazing creations and share it with the world.
You're kids and family must be so proud of you!
All the best to you,
Greice

Jennie Herrema

March 9, 2015

Dear Atayo,
I received a hat that you made, and I love it! Thank you so much for the beautiful work you do!
I pray that God will bless you and your family!
Blessings,
Jennie

sean

January 17, 2015

Dear Atayo,
My husband got me one of the scarves you made and I love it! It is one of the best gifts I have ever gotten. You have a truly remarkable gift to knit and to create beauty. After reading your story it sounds like you make not only beautiful creations with your hands but also with your heart. I imagine you are passing all that beauty down through your children! You are truly changing the world with your ingenuity and creativity. Keep doing all you do :)
Sarah

Erin Lowe

November 28, 2014

Dear Atayo Dina,

Thank you so much for knitting this beautiful black winter hat. You are very talented. I live in New York and we get a lot of snow here! This cozy hat will keep my head warm for years to come. It was a birthday gift to me from my younger brother. Whenever I wear it I will think of my brother and you and your family and send you all positive thoughts. Much love to you and your children from snowy New York!

Love,
Erin

Catherine

November 24, 2014

Dear Atayo,

I received your beautiful Bella hat in the mail today. I will think of you and pray for your family every time I wear it. Thank you for warming my head and my heart this winter. You have a beautiful gift from God.

Sending you hugs from Texas,
Cathy :)

Sasithorn Permpulsirikul

November 6, 2014

Thank you from my beautiful headband! Keep up the great work!

Tyler

September 23, 2014

Hello! Thank you for the iPad case. I use it for a lot of stuff, and put my wallet in it and my iPad, and lots of other things. I took it to my class. I'm thankful that you made it. Have a great day!
Thank you!
Tyler, Age 8

Julia Nagorniuk

September 1, 2014

Thank you so much for crocheting this beautiful purple heart pin/clip! It is the cutest thing ever! you and your kids both deserve the best. God bless you and your family :)

Taryn Haynes

February 1, 2014

Dear Atayo Dina,

Thank you so much for crocheting this wonderful hat. I really appreciate the time you took to make this and even though I haven't had it very long, it has gained a lot of sentimental value to me. I'm glad I can write to you and explain how much I appreciate your work. Again, thank you!

Sincerely,
Taryn

Stephen Jagdharry

January 18, 2014

Atayo Dina,
Thank you for making this great hat! My brother got it for me for Christmas and I love it. I hope you have a great year ahead of you and are able to continue to support your children in anyway they need it. God Bless You!
Steve

Katrina Born

January 17, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderfully made beanie. I will definitely encourage people to shop here. It's so warm and fuzzy.

Autumn Moore

December 29, 2013

Your hat is living in Alaska, it is so soft and keeps me really warm. I love it! I am 12 and I am planning on buying more of your items you have made. Thank you so much, i will keep it forever.

Shelby Orlekoski

December 19, 2013

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful beanie I received today! I could not be happier and me so thankful. I hope you and your children are well and safe. Thank you so much! Ps I live in Michigan...I'm sure it is only half as beautiful as Northern Uganda.
Peace & Love,
Shelby Orlekoski

Rachel Leslie

October 6, 2013

Atayo Dina,
Thank you so much for my beautiful silver beanie. I found it in a shop in Seattle and it will be my hat for the winter! I love it so much, it is so warm and cute and I love the color because it will match everything. I had no idea these products were made by women in Uganda until the man in the store told me about it. Once I visited the website and looked you up I knew this hat was meant to find me. You are an amazing woman. It means so much to me that I was able to buy this hat from you and support your family and economy. Please keep making beautiful hats for all the cold girls in Seattle!

Ty Fox

September 13, 2013

Thank you very much Atayo Dina! Love the beanie!

Christina Manuel

August 29, 2013

Atohya Dina,
Thank you so much for the lovely plum beanie you made for me! I have really been inspired by this company and by your story. I am praying for success, health and happiness for you and your ten children.The Lord is using you in big ways as your hard work has inspired many. God bless, thank you again!

Maggie Donoho

May 16, 2013

Thank you Dina for making my beautiful headband! I have worn it every day since I purchased it and have been chatting with so many people about how much Krochet Kids intl. is changing lives! So glad I have been a part of your story!

Danielle Faust

May 2, 2013

Absolutely in LOVE with this beanie! Thank you so much Atayo, you're amazing and such an inspiration <3

Meredith Dozier

March 9, 2013

Atayo,
Thank you for the beautiful, beautiful craftsmanship of this headband! I receive compliments on it all the time. I am so happy to hear that your children are able to go to school, and I'm even happier that you're getting closer and closer to your dream of farming and starting a business. I wish you all the best in your journey.

Sending love from San Francisco,
Meredith

Stephanie Knappe

January 6, 2013

Thank you Atayo Dina for making my beautiful hat. I received the hat as a Christmas present from a very special friend. I will think of the both of you every time I wear it. Wishing you and your family the best from Colorado, USA, Stephanie

Drexel Pringle

December 27, 2012

Thank you so much for knitting my wonderful hat. My Son John gave it to me for Christmas. I am a mother of 5 four girls and my youngest is a son, John. I know how hard you work with having ten children. My prayer for you is that God will bless you and your children and you will have your dream of growing things will come true. This is the first hat I have ever loved and I wore it today in Dublin Ireland. I live in Atlanta Georgia. Happy New year. Love, Drexel Pringle ps I have 8 Grandchildren, 6 boys and 2 girls. This is the best gift of all.

Evan Barocas

December 25, 2012

Hello Dina!

I just received a hat you made and it took my breath away. Beyond the incredible craftsmanship, the care and love you put into making this is obvious in every stitch. I feel so fortunate to be able to wear something that has so much meaning behind it. Wishing you and your family all of the best.

Best wishes,

Evan

Ashley Rain

December 24, 2012

Thank you so much, I was given the hat by my mother for Christmas, and I love it. I love the peach color of it, and I've been wearing it since I got it!

Jeff

December 22, 2012

Hi Dina,

I was just out and about today not really looking to buy anything, then I came across one of your beanies and I had to buy it...so very cool! I absolutely love it and I look forward to purchasing more of your work. God bless you and keep creating!

Jeff

Briana R.

December 8, 2012

:-) :) :]

Briana R.

December 8, 2012

Thank you so much I love the beanie that you made for me when I saw your name in my hat I thought that you must have worked very hard on it and I wanted to just say thank you so very very very much I love my beanie hat so much!!!

Jamie C

November 19, 2012

Hi Atayo! I just bought one of your beanies ! It's the first beanie that actually looks good on me :) thank you sooo much!! God bless! Keep making amazing hats!! :)

Simone Cornelius

November 14, 2012

Atayo dina,
THANK YOU SO VERRY MUCH! My name is Simone an I just turned 17 today. I got one of your hats for my birthday and I was extremely happy! It is light mauve color and I love it, it is so beautifully made! I was also VERRY happy to hear that the money is going to such a wonderful lady. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers every time I put your hat on. Thank you again.

LOVE,
Simone.

Sandy Monson

July 15, 2012

Thank you so much for the bright yellow glasses case. I saw this today while shopping and read the tag and wanted to do a little something for you. Beautiful work. May God bless you and your family. Keep up the good work!

Malissa Joy

May 31, 2012

I just received "The Bella" hat for my birthday, and it is beautiful. Thank you so much! Your story is so inspiring to me. You are a very courageous woman. I admire you.

Abigail Roberts

May 28, 2012

This hat it gorgeous because of your amazing craftsmanship. It brought a smile to my face as soon as i put it on. Not only that but it also kept me warm. For this i am very thankful for your hard work that was put into it. I have made a promise to myself, God, and to you that each time i wear this hat i will send up a prayer for you and your family's well being and the continued support around the world, wherever your hats may travel. Thank you again and God bless you. <3

Jessi Steenbergen

December 31, 2011

Thank you Atayo Dina for the beautifully crocheted hat. It is greatly needed at this time of year in Wisconsin's cold weather. I am truly happy that you have the opportunity to support your family in Uganda through Krotchet Kids. Best wishes on life's journey.

Paige Vaughn

December 24, 2011

Atayo Dina I received a hat you made from my grandmother for Christmas. The hat is beautiful. Your work is flawless. I am so happy you have been given the opportunity to make a steady income to support your children by learning a skill I personally could not. Education is very important in one's life and I'm glad you are able to send all of your children to school. The work you do is outstanding and I only hope I can achieve something as wonderful as you have with your life. I wish you all the best and for you and your children to live a long wonderful life.