Ayot Filder

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Drastically affected by the war, Ayot lost her father and husband, and was abducted by the rebel army. After returning home alone, Ayot was desperate for an income and sought out KK Uganda for employment. Becoming apart of the KK Uganda program has given her the confidence and the resources to provide for her family and a hope for a brighter and more successful future.

“I plan to buy land, buy livestock and pay school fees.”

“I love to dance the traditional dances.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is its traditional dances.”

“Thank you KK intl. for bettering our lives and I pray that you should continue.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Erin & Logan

September 10, 2020

We received one of the hats you made as a gift for my daughter. It looks so cute on her and is so beautifully made. The quality is great. Thank you so much!

Melissa Knutson

September 6, 2019

Thank you so much for making the adorable hat for my baby! I received the hat as a baby gift and I absolutely love it! Thanks you and God bless you!

Bre Hardee

December 4, 2018

I recently recieved a hat made by you and I cannot thank you enough. I love it. It will get a lot of use here with our cold winters. Please keep up your hard work, it will pay off. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family (:
Much love.

Julie Willis

May 25, 2018

Thank you for my beautiful hat! I am so happy that you have found a way to make money to provide for your family. Keep up all of your hard work!

Denise B

February 19, 2018

Thank you for the beautiful hat! You are so talented and strong and your story is truly an inspiration to me. When I wear this hat it will remind me of the strength of the woman who made it. I wish you all the success in your future.


January 23, 2018

Thank you Ayot for this beautiful beanie. It is super cozy and I love it so much. It is now my favorite hat. Thank you for all of your hard work. Sending you love and light and all the positive vibes in the world.

Alison Marie

January 22, 2018

Thank you for the handmade beanie hat. I received it in Canada a gift from friend in California. It’s beautiful & I send you love and hope.

Katie W

January 18, 2018

Ayot, It is incredible to learn a little bit about the woman who made my hat. Your story tells me that you have so much strength and resilience, and it is an honor to support your dreams. Thank you!

Brittany B

January 4, 2018

Ayot, thank you so much for this hat. It’s my new favorite beanie and every time I put it on my head, I am reminded that it was made by a strong, courageous woman who can and will overcome any obstacle thrown her way. Thank you!

Maya Kaminska

December 29, 2017

Hi Ayot, I wanted to thank you so much for making my beautiful beanie hat. It's so gorgeous, soft and so comfortable. I was very moved reading your story, you are so incredibly brave. Whenever I put my hat on I will think of you and send a prayer your way :)
With plenty of love, blessings and best wishes for the future,
Maya from England.

Emily Usenick

December 22, 2017

I'm praying for you. Your life is making a difference through these beautiful hats. Your ability to use your God given gifts and talents to knit these beautiful hats is amazing. May God bless you this Christmas Season. Thank you for this beautiful black and white hat it will keep me warm as I am traveling in the cold snow this winter. Blessings and prayers,


December 18, 2017

Hello Ayot!!
I have a black knit scarf you made and it is absolutely beautiful :) It is so comfortable and I love wearing it. Thank you so much!


December 5, 2017


Thank you for making this beautiful hat. I wish you the all the best. thanks again!

D. Lamb

November 22, 2017

Thank you for the beautiful warm hat. The weather is changing to winter. The hat will be appreciated.

Garon Buczynski

May 11, 2017

Hello Ayot
My wife travelled to USA and bought me a beanie you made. Thank you so much as I will be wearing it this winter when it gets cold here in New Zealand. How far north do you live in Uganda. I have been as far north as Murchison Falls and have travelled extensively through Uganda. Uganda is by far my favourite country in Africa due to the people no 1 and 2 the scenery and animals. I am sure we will support this organisation in the future and wish you all the best

Maggie Pietsch

January 25, 2017

Hi Ayot! Thank you so much for making my FAVORITE beanie! It's so cozy and I wear it all the time. Your story is an inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work. :)

Maggie Pietsch :)


January 9, 2017

Ayot, Thank you for the beautiful work you did on the hat I ordered!

Ericka Wallace

January 9, 2017

Thank you so much for making such a wonderful hat! It is so lovely. I am praying for you! You are a strong, brave, courageous woman!

Daniel Maas

December 28, 2016

Ayot, I can't thank you enough for creating such a beautiful hat for me. I received it as a gift for Christmas. It fits so well and has already kept me warm during some very cold nights. The brown and black color suits me well. I can't wait for another. Much love. -Daniel

Amy Colton

December 25, 2016

Thank you, Ayot, for the beautiful and cozy hats that you wove. I gave beanies to my mom and my sister for Christmas, both made by you. To my surprise, i was also given a beanie for Christmas as well - also made by your hand. We all love them and can't wait to wear them out into the cold weather. I wish you the best of luck with your future ventures buying land and livestock and pursuing your and your family's educational goals. Sending you love from the Northwestern United States.

Brooklyn Eberth

December 19, 2016

"Thank you for this hat! Pink is my color.
We will pray for you, that your kids can go to school!
I like dancing too!"

- Brooklyn, Age 4.


December 18, 2016


Thank you so much for making my beautiful hat!! I just received it today and it could not have made me happier! It is just perfect. I will treasure it and love that a small part of us will be weaved together every time I wear it. Thank you for being a creator of joy for so many. I pray this finds you well. With love, Jillian

Erica Chan

December 14, 2016

Dear Ayot,
Thank you so much for my beanie! It is so beautifully made and so soft. I absolutely love wearing it when it gets cold. I will think of you and pray for you when I wear it. Thank you again and God bless!

With love,

Eliza Heeney

December 10, 2016

Ayot, thank you so much for my beautiful hat!! I just got it in the mail today, along with three other hats from KK International as gifts for my siblings, and I screamed I was so excited! They're all lovely, but the one you made is my favourite! It's black and white with a black pom pom on the top, and I'm going to wear it all the time in during our snowy Canadian winter. I hope you're doing well! Lots of love, Eliza

Codi Davis

November 13, 2016

Dear Ayot Filder,
I want to thank you so much for making my hat. Many have asked wear they can find styles like it and I get to share your story with them! I pray you have much happiness.

Tracey Miller

February 28, 2016

Thank you Ayot for making my favorite hat. It can get very cold and snowy here in Minnesota, USA, I wear it everyday. After reading your story I will have you in my prayers. Namaste

Dr. Kitty Clarke

January 9, 2016

I was given one of your beautiful hats for Christmas by my granddaughter. I love it. It is very well made, warm, and beautiful. Thank you so very much for my lovely hat.




December 5, 2015

Dear Ayot,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made. I admire your hard work and perseverance. I hope you continue to pursue your dreams and live a lifetime of happiness.

With gratitude,

David Sumner

November 23, 2015

Thank you so much Ayot! As I'm typing this my eyes are filling with tears at how beautiful this hat is and how beautiful your story is. I love what this organization is doing for you. I hope you fulfill all your dreams!

Stacy Hoang

February 14, 2015

I got a beautiful black and white hat as a gift , your name is inside. I love it! Thanks for all your hard work. Good luck in your future !

Jessica shaw

February 7, 2015

I love my hat so much, the color is beautiful and the style is perfect. It's one of my favorite hats to wear. All my friends compliment me on it. Thank you for such beautiful work, I hope you get your land and livestock. Best wishes.

Derek North

February 4, 2015

Dear Ayot,
I can't thank you enough for the handmade hat. You truly have a special gift. I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts each time I have it on. I wish nothing but the best for you, and hope others are able to enjoy your hats the way I am! Good luck in your future plans/goals, and continue to inspire! Take care & God bless!

Lauren Denzler

January 27, 2015

Love the hat!! Thanks for the hardwork :)

Takisha Brown

January 26, 2015

Dear Ayot,
Thank you Ayot for making this beautiful hat. I received it for a Christmas gift. It fits my dreads perfectly!!


January 3, 2015

Dear Ayot,

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made! Anytime I wear it I will think of you and your strength and pray for you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent!

Beatrice Thomas

January 1, 2015

Thank you for the Teddy hat! We love it! I wish we could send you a picture of Beatrice wearing it. Too cute!!

Dianne Bryant

December 25, 2014

Dear Filder,
I send many thanks for the beauty and warmth of the lovely hat you made. It was a gift from my granddaughter. I love it for many reasons...for your amazing talent, for the giving of it be someone I love...and for the opportunity it is hopefully giving you to help you reach your dream. You are a survivor and destined to achieve all you dream of. Keep dreaming...keep making beautiful things...and never stop dancing. I will pray that you go farther than you could ever imagine.

Joseph Brown

December 25, 2014

Ayot, thank you so much your work is gorgeous, I live in San Francisco, CA and my partner bought me your beautiful scarf in burnt orange and I love it and will wear it proudly for years to come. God bless you and we wish you Love and joy. Peace to you!...Love Joey and Andrew


December 24, 2014

Hello, Ayot! I just received one of your hats as a gift, and I absolutely love it! Thanks for creating something so beautiful that I'll be sure to remember forever. Good luck in life and through all its journeys ahead. :)


December 8, 2014


I just received the hat you knitted. I absolutely love it and will think you you whenever I wear it! I look forward to sharing information about KKI when I get complements on my hat.

May all your dreams come true!

Idée Edalatishams

November 30, 2014

I received an awesome hat crocheted by you in my mail yesterday. I'm so thankful to you for the great art work and my friend, Hannah, who helped me know about you and this fascinating organization. I hope you have so many happy moments as I did yesterday.
PS: I wish I could speak your language and dance to the traditional music you dance to. :)

katherine de la fuente

November 17, 2014

Thank you, Ayot Filder, for making my Juliet headband! I don't usually wear headbands but I really liked this one. I will think of you when I wear it!


November 3, 2014

Thank you so much for my hat! I bought it from a shop in Denver, Colorado, and it keeps my ears very warm during the winter months. I hope you have a wonderful life!

Kiah Denson

March 19, 2014

Hello Ayot Filder! I love my beautiful teal Lilly hat! I get many compliments when I wear it. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. We are all wishing you the very best! PS- I love to dance, too! (but I'm not very good at it!) :)

Samantha Vaira

February 3, 2014

Hello Filder, thank you so much for my hat. I wear it everywhere and I get so many compliments about it. I really appreciate it, so thank you for your hardwork :) Good luck with schooling and may your family and you live healthy, happy lives.

Emily June Allen

November 29, 2013

Hi Filder!!! Thank you so much for making me such a beautiful headband. I bought one that is orange with a yellow bow. I get so many compliments and I love sharing your story with people. You do beautiful work and it is one of my favorite things to wear! God Bless You!

Lauren Lyford

September 12, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat, Ayot Filder! Im going to think of you every time I wear this hat and how tremendous and inspiring you are to me. I wish you and your family all the best and pray that you continue to be blessed. I wish all the luck in the world. Thank you and much love.


July 31, 2013

Thanks you so much for making my olivia hat, you did a great job. I love it and will think of you whenever I wear it!

Whitney Presswood

May 6, 2013

Thank you so much for the hat. I really love it. You did a beautiful job! I can't wait to wear it. I just bought it today. I wish you all the best. May God bless you.

Jeremy Killian

March 28, 2013

Thank you very much for my beautiful hat. I love wearing it on cold and warm days, as it looks so amazing. You did such a wonderful job, and I think of you every time I put my hat on. I pray that you and your family prosper and have rich, fulfilling days ahead of you. I also pray that you achieve everything you set out to do, as i know you have the strength inside to accomplish your goals. :)

Karina Munoz

January 30, 2013

Thank you so much for this beautiful hat. I got this for a birthday gift and I love it(: God bless you and I hope you achieve everything you hope for.

Rachel Nichols

January 7, 2013

Thank you for my beautiful purple hat , Ayot. I tried to learn to crochet last year, and I was not even able to complete a scarf. God has given you a gift in crocheting, and I am glad that He is providing for you through this gift. Thank you for your beautiful work.

Samantha Sandberg

January 5, 2013

I received my hat as a Christmas gift and it is so soft and perfect! Thank you so much and I hope that you are able to reach and exceed your goals. Have a wonderful life:) (I can't find the name of my hat so I picked a random one)

Kelli B

December 30, 2012

This is Kelli's husband. My wife looks so cute in your hat and I am stoked about our purchase. BTW we are bawllinnnn"! You're bawllin' too. Peace

Kelli B

December 30, 2012

Thanks Ayot Filder! My hat is awesome! What your mind conceives and believes is the key to what you achieve.

Diane Staib

December 27, 2012

Thank you so much for your beautiful craft. You are indeed a survivor and a wonderful artist. I will be wearing my hat all winter long in Boston and beyond. I will think of your strength when I wear it. Peace. XO -Diane

Taylin R.

December 25, 2012

Thank you for all that you do and sharing your love for others. I got one of your hats for Christmas this year and automaticlly fell in love with it! Thanks again and please continue to be yourself :)


December 25, 2012

Thank you so much! My favorite Christmas gift this year!


December 25, 2012

Ayot, some things are beautiful because of the way they are. Some are beautiful for the way they make you feel. Your hat is both. Thank you for bringing your passion into our lives. God Bless and keep sharing your heart it brightens lives all around the world.


Alexandra E

December 10, 2012

Words cannot say how much this hat means to me. I've wanted a KKI hat for a very long time, and I've waited to find the perfect one. I bought it in Orange County, California, where I live now, but I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana.

I feel so inspired by the beautiful work you do and this organization!
I wish you love, land and livestock!

Keep dancing!


Vanessa L

December 2, 2012

Hi Ayot!!! Thank you for my awesome hat. I will be wearing it all winter long in style here in Hawaii!!!

Sabrina W

December 1, 2012

Thank you!!

Alex Bearden

June 27, 2012

Thank you so much Filder. You are truly an inspiration <3

Erendira V-P

March 4, 2012

Thank you for creating such a wonderful hat! It's so cute. You're an amazing individual for being so strong and going through everything you have gone through. I hope that all our dreams come true.

Shannon Millard

March 4, 2012

I received one of your hats and was so excited about it. It is beautiful. You have done an incredible job and I use my hat to share your story with others. You have a powerful testimony and I pray that through KK all your hopes and dreams can be fulfilled. You certainly deserve it. I will be praying for you. Thank you again.

Lydia Adams

March 3, 2012

I am so glad that KKi is able to help you have a brighter future and I am happy that I have been able to help. The hat you made is beautiful and I hope that you continue your dreams for school and always keep a smile on your face. Thank you so much, lots of love is being sent your way!

Kelly P

February 22, 2012

I received one of your hats as a prize in a giveaway, and I must say that it is the nicest hat I own! It is a beautiful hat, and I will cherish it forever. Thank you, Filder! :)

Aliya Sweet

January 22, 2012

I am truly touched by your story, and all the inconveniences that occurred in your past. Although I am deeply honored to have a impact on your uture, as you do on mine. I thank you so very much for making this beautiful hat for me, and everytime I wear it, I will be reminded by your powerful story.

Olivia Quinn

January 12, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! Wearing it and thinking of you warms my heart. I wish you all the happiness and success in the world!

Allison Lampers

December 26, 2011

Ayot, I received a hat crocheted by you today and it is the most beautiful hat I have ever had the honor of owning. You are so inspirational and such a strong woman with wonderful talent. I'll keep you in my prayers and continue to create beautiful hats! Thank you so much, I literally cannot find the words to express how blessed I feel by this hat!
God bless and much love!

Maria-Isabel Cueto

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much Filder. I love my new hat so much. I hope you continue to do well and I wish you the best.

Lydia Murdock

December 25, 2011

This is the most beautiful hat! Thank you for taking the time to make it! I hope you know God is watching over you! Thank you :)

amy dunham

November 14, 2011

thank you so much Filder for my hat! you have blessed me and i pray that God would continue to bless you! your tremendous story has touched my life! thank you!

clare tucker

September 24, 2011

thank you. you inspire me.

Noelle Llorente

September 21, 2011

Thank you so much! I hope you have a successful life!