Auma Concy Opira

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After being abandoned by her husband, Concy struggled financially to complete her education; however, the war in northern Uganda made it even more difficult. She was constantly on the run from the rebel army and many of her family members were killed as a result of the war. After joining KK Uganda, she claims that she now sees life as a new gift and that she is able to forgive and forget the abandonment she suffered for her husband.

“My dream is to go into nursing after I finish with school.  I also want to start up a business that would sustain me and my children.”

“I love to make jokes and study.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is the soil fertility that facilitates agricultural activities.”

“May you continue to help the needy because God will bless the works of your hands.”

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Previous Thank Yous


February 18, 2019

Thank you so much for making my baby girls beanie with flower in front that was gifted to us. We appreciate you!

Erika Anderson

December 29, 2018

Auma, I purchased a beautiful navy beanie you made. I wore it hiking in Massachusetts with my family today. I love it! It is the perfect weight to keep me warm and beautiful. Thank you and God bless you!

Jessica S

November 11, 2018


I bought two beanies that you made! You do beautiful work! Thank you! Many blessings to you for your future endeavors!

Dillon McDowell

November 25, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful hat! I am really excited to show it off and have it to warm my ears! I will wish you luck in your endeavors, though I don't think you will need it, because you are clearly a strong and capable person who can make her own!

Thank you from Seattle, Washington!

Laura Bouchard

September 30, 2015

Thank you so much for making this beautiful beanie--I live in an area with very harsh winters and this will keep me nice and warm through the cold. Best of luck to you in all you do!

Kim Hutcheson

April 27, 2015

Thank you making the beautiful 5207.5 in Black Melange. Winters are cold here in Canada and this hat will definitely keep my head warm. Thank you!

kathleen hermes

January 9, 2015

Thank you for making the beautiful plum colored scarf that my daughter gave me for Christmas. I am wearing it every day, as it is very cold in Kansas this winter, where I live. I wish for you and your family peace, love and financial security. And please continue to make these beautiful pieces!

Taylor Schatz

November 22, 2014

Dearest Auma,

I am so blessed to have one of your fabulous hats. It is teal and warm and so beautiful. I live in Minnesota, which has extremely cold winters, so this hat keeps me warm each day. Even though I only know a small piece of your story, I pray for you each day. My prayer is that God would continue to bless you and to guide you through whatever it may be; schooling, family, life in general. You have blessed me with your work, and I want you to know that I am so grateful.
Find joy in the Lord and know that you have provided joy for many around the world!

Alexander Piatt

October 29, 2014

Dear Auma,
I was lucky enough to be brought together with the Waldo you made today. It wasn’t love at first sight, but after toiling with it for a while I realized we were a perfect match. I hope to hold on to for many days to come. Only problem is I have the nasty habit of losing my beanies, especially my favorite ones as I very clearly see yours becoming in the near future. My only wish is I could have you personally alter it with a super sweet braided neck strap, so I never lose it.
I madly respect your grit and determination to provide still for your family even after all you’ve gone through. I will carry your story with me every time I wear this beanie. I will do my best to take care of it and I wish you the best of luck in making your dream a reality.
Much love from California,

Alyssa LoPiccolo

July 12, 2014

Dear Auma Concy,

Thank you so much for my hair bow! I love it! It is beautifully made! Good luck with achieving your dreams!


Kieffer Meridew

March 21, 2014

Thank you so much for my hat. It will be much needed in the upcoming months. Keep up the amazing work. I know you'll be a nurse one day!

I'll send you a photo from the top of Mount Columbia this summer!

Kimberly Clausen

January 6, 2014

Dearest Auma Concy Opira,

Thank you for your lovely work! I received my Madeline hat for Christmas from my 21 yr old niece, Brittany Dawn.

Sharing with the world what our hopes, dreams, desires and passions are, I believe, is a most wonderous form of manifesting them into reality. May you continue to hold true to your vision of nursing. I have a good friend who put herself through nursing school after her husband left she and their two young sons. She's loving her life as a nurse and her children are happy.

Most high high congratulations and wishes for your life to continue to gift you in most beautiful ways!

My best to you,

Health Educator
Dance and Movement Instructor
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Megan Tooby

December 28, 2013

Auma, thank you so much for my beautiful hat! My only wish for you is to continue being a wonderful lady and to never underestimate yourself! Best of wishes to your future as a nurse xoxo from Canada! :)

Val Petersen

December 7, 2013

Thank you for making the beautiful 'Betty Jr.' hat. Colorado is very cold in the winter and I love how warm it is.
Love and light to you and yours.

Brie Carin

November 27, 2013

Dear Auma Concy,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made. It's supposed to be a very chilly winter in NY, where I live. I will look for more items that you make. I hope you are well. God bless.

Erica Jewett

November 22, 2013

Thank you so much for the amazing hat :) You are a wonderful person and I hope you follow your dream!

Caitlin Baer

February 22, 2013

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat! Kohl came to visit our college, and I won it in a drawing, and I am absolutely in love with it. I am so blessed to own something so beautiful that was made by hand with so much love. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it! I'm so glad that you are a part of Krochet Kids, and I'm so grateful to have been a recipient of your wonderful work. Your story is truly inspiring, and I will be praying for you and your family.


Tracie Manwaring

December 26, 2012

What a wonderful surprise to find a hand written signature inside this beautiful winter hat! I send you love and blessings, and thank you so much for making a hat that will fit my head with my dreadlocks! Take care of you and those that you love!


December 24, 2012

I was given one of your hats for Christmas and I adore it!! It is snowing where I am from, therefore I will be wearing this tomorrow and can hardly wait! I appreciate your hard work and wish you the best of luck in your endeavors! Thanks so much!

Reilly Lawrence

October 25, 2012

Thank you so much for all your hard work on my hat! I love it so much! May God bless you and your family.

Kenna Leigh Harrison

October 6, 2012

Thank you so much for all you do! I love my headband(: I wish you the best of luck with your education and your nursing career. Always know that God is with you and you are very blessed to have everything that you do have.
Love your Sister in Christ,

Keely B.

August 23, 2012

Thank you so, so much for making my hat. I love it so much! You are such an inspiration to me. Keep at you education. Best wishes!

Andrea Giraldo

June 23, 2012


God has truly blessed you with talent. Thank you so much for such a beautiful beanie (Margot Aqua). I will pray for you everytime I wear it! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. Remember God will never abandon you. It's . Keep this in mind as you continue with school and proceed into your nursing career!


February 23, 2012

I just bought a hat today and absolutely love it thank you so much!!! i hope your dreams come true

Samantha Mannes

December 25, 2011

I received one of your hats for christmas and I absolutely love it. I know it will keep me warm when I am cold and I appreciate all the hard work you put into making this beanie. Thanks again and I wish you nothing but the best.

Monica Carvajal

December 21, 2011

I just bought one of your wonderful hats today and cannot wait to wear it. Thank you so much, you are a strong woman and truly an inspiration- I will think of you everytime I wear it.

Suzanne Attebury

November 27, 2011

My sister bought me the Barney Hat you made for my birthday. It is awesome!! Thank you for the quality and care you put into it. Best wishes to you and your family.

Genevieve Guarnes

September 20, 2011

Thank you so much for making my hat. It is done so well, I myself have tried crocheting but I am terrible at it. I think KKU is amazing and I am glad it connects people from different countries in such a special way. I will be telling all my friends about this and I think I'm going to buy another one soon. Thanks again and hope God continues to bless you :)