Lalam Franka

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When she was 16 years old, Franka left her parent’s home and eloped. However, four years later, her husband died and life was never the same. During the war in northern Uganda, she hid out from the rebel army and eventually met another man who she later married. With the help of her husband, Franka joined the KK Uganda program and it has brought a lot of positive social, economic, physical, and mental changes to her life.

“My future dream is to start up a small business, save and buy a small piece of land for my children.”

“I enjoy reading the bible to get comfort from the Lord.”

“Love means unity.”

“You should continue changing people’s lives. Thank you KK intl., for changing my life.”

Did she make your product?

Previous Thank Yous

amanda abend

April 9, 2018

I bought a lovely burgandy knit hat from kkintl a few years ago, and have been wearing it since! I love it so much, but it has gotton old. Recently, I decided it was time to buy a newer one (in a different color, same style, from the same site) and would just like to thank you for making the first one I fell in love with so many years ago! Because of you, I have fallen in love with these hats, and have been able to support other makers since. I would like to take this as an opportunity to thank you for the beautiful hat! I absolutely love it - the color, the feel, the quality is all so high. And it just means so much more to know the maker who created it. I have fine hair that gets greasy quickly, and this hat is a SAVIOR. I wear it in all seasons! Thank you again, it is beautiful and means so much to me.

Kristi Curtis

February 27, 2015

Hi Lalam,
I have a turquoise beanie that you had made. I love it so much! I wear it all the time. You do great work. I tell everyone you made it and I think of you every time I put it on. I appreciate all you do! Take care and I hope all your dreams come true!

Tyler Stout

January 13, 2015

I received my black and white striped beanie and I love it! It's very comfortable and I will be wearing it all the time! Every time I wear it I will think of you, Lalam! Its so special for me to know who made my beanie and I will be praying for you! Thank you so much!
Jesus loves you!
Tyler Stout

Savanna Brown

December 25, 2014

The hat I received that was made by you was dark blue with very subtle stripes which I love I thank you for making this. I love what you do and hope you will get to make your goal of owning a small business. I wish you good fortune and bid you a do.

Brittney Lumsden-Ross

December 25, 2014

Thank you so much for the beanie Lalam! It is so beautiful, warm, and cozy! I just opened it as a gift on Christmas and it is one of my favorites. You are so talented! And your story is very inspiring! Thank you again.
2 Timothy 1:7
Love, Brittney


December 22, 2014

Thank you so so much for my beautiful hat! I wear it all the time. It is just perfect. Good luck in you future endeavors! With love, Whitney

Emilie J Garcia

December 9, 2014

The dark green hat that you made is wonderful. I received the hat on my 23rd birthday and it was the perfect gift. Thank you for the work you do!
With love,

Susan Crogan

December 2, 2014

Just purchaced your hat from Balboa Island in California. Thank you so much for making this beautiful cream hat. It's very special to me. I love it so much! May you be blessed and all your dreams come true for you and your children. I too love reading the bible and will keep you in my prayer. Keep up the good work you are doing. ( BTW, Your last name is spelled with a "C" on the hat but I noticed that you spell with a "K")
All the best, In Christ
Susan Crogan

Alexandra Ehrhardt

November 8, 2014

Ms. Lalam Franka,

I read your story, and you are truly a woman of worth. I admire your perseverance and your dedication to your craft. I ordered the Boysenberry-colored headband, and it looks SUPER cute! :D It's stylish, and I can't wait to wear it around everywhere!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm definitely going to order a beanie sometime soon!

I hope you and your family are well. Best wishes!

Carrie Rufin

November 2, 2014

Thank you so much for creating this beanie Lalam!! I absolutely love it and to be able to thank you is amazing. I look forward to buying more of your products. I wish you nothing but peace, love and happiness. Thank you again!

veronica tijerina

September 22, 2014

Lalam, Thank you so much for the beanie you have created and made available to me! I am in love with the feel of it and it touches my heart that it's handmade and I get to see a picture of you and thank you personally. From the bottom of my heart I thank you and wish you the very best in life. <3

Zed Elliott

August 26, 2014

I fell in love with a beautiful beanie in a snow ski shop in Australia.. I found out it was handmade and I knew I had to buy it! THEN I found out I could thank the person in Africa who made it and I was sold! So here is my thank you for a beanie I will love for a very long time, even more so because I know I am helping to make a difference to someone far away who is working hard to make a difference in their and their family's life! much love from Australia

kerri hopkins

August 21, 2014

My little eight month old red head looks so cute in the ADORABLE little gray owl hat you made. Thank you SO much for all the work put into it. It's amazing quality and I'll keep it forever. Saying a prayer that God is keeping special watch over you. Thanks again.

Angelena Kelley

December 27, 2013

Dear Franka,
Today I was at the store with my girlfriend and I found the the cutest brown teddy bear hat that you made. At first I didn't know that it was handmade until the store manager explained what the program was about. As soon as I found out about it, I immediately fell in love with it even more. I'm so excited to wear this hat everywhere I go. It's so cute. Thank you for all you do. You're extremely talented and I wish you nothing but the best. Merry Christmas Franka and happy new year. May God be with you. Thank you again.

Cecelia Harker

December 25, 2013

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely hat you created! I love it and it's so beautiful and it means so much more knowing it was hand made by a lovely person like your self. Happy Holidays, wishing you and your family nothing but joy. Thanks again Franka.

Georges Chouinard

December 25, 2013

Hey Franka! Just got your hat, excellent work. :) Love it. Looks plenty warm! Stay safe, and stay true!

Patricia Damron

November 30, 2013

I'm sitting in the store here in Encinitas California holding your beautiful creation! My God bless you and your family.


September 28, 2013

Dearest Franka,
Thank you for your willingness to make the beautiful white hat. I absolutely love it. Just holding it in my hands brings me joy because it is so soft. This makes me think about God and how soft his heart is for us. I thank Him that He gave you refuge during the war. I thank Him that He gave you peace when you needed it most.

As I read your profile, I thought of Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and I prayed these words over you. You have all of the blessings in these words. And as a result of your pain and heartache, He brought you through it to this organization that helped you make this beautiful hat that has now blessed me. Everything you put your hands to is blessed. God has opened heaven's storehouse and rains down His bounty on to your land. I believe He will grant you your dream of buying land for your children.

Numbers 6:24 says May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He shine His face upon you and give you peace.
This is my prayer for you as well.
I say all of this in Jesus Name.

Sofia De Leon

August 11, 2013

Thank you so much for making my pretty hat! I love the flower on the front, I'm glad its cold in Seattle so I can wear it all the time!
God bless you

Joshua Lee

June 21, 2013

Thank you Lalam! The bowtie I got is great! Truly unique piece of work. Great work! Hope all stays and goes well

J Sauler

April 27, 2013

Thank you Lalam for the beautiful work that you do! I received a hat as a Christmas gift from my family, and I discovered that it was made by you through Krochet Kids. You do amazing work for an amazing organization! Keep it up! I'm sure you will realize your dreams for the future. I wish you and your family the best!

Tori Vazquez

April 2, 2013

Thank you sooo much Franka for the beautiful amazing hat you made for me!! I absolutely love it! God has truly blessed you with an amazing talent! God is good all the time! Keep up the amazing work Lalam!!!

Christian Riva

March 20, 2013

Thank you so much for the hat! It was gifted to me for Christmas and has since braved the harsh winter of Upstate New York. Hope all is well!

Jennie Robertson

February 16, 2013

I'm so excited to wear the beautiful hat you made! I love it! You are truly gifted and I hope this experience will help you reach your goal of owning your own business! Thanks...


Ashley Crowl

January 12, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I haven't taken it off since I bought it! I am 14 years old in the USA where it gets cold!!!!! this hat keeps me warm!!



Allison Parsons

January 1, 2013

I bought my hat a couple weeks ago but wanted to find out who you were from the moment I held the hat in my hands. I thought it was awesome to wear a hat of an amazing women somewhere in the world, but now... I am truly humbled. You are a blessing. Continue to make lovely creations for the Lord. God bless you.

In Love, Allison

Blair Guidry

December 26, 2012


I came across Krochet Kids intl. just recently when Mr. Crecelius came speak to my university. Instantly, I was drawn to this organization and couldn't help but share all of the amazing hats to my friends. I'm pretty sure, my family heard about y'all every single minute of every day since then :) So therefore, my mom this Christmas decided to surprise me with my own Krochet Kids hat. The moment I received my gift, I ran to the computer to put a face to the name on the tag and I could not of been more thrilled to see your picture, a lady with such a gorgeous smile made my hat! This gift absolutely made my Christmas, and was by far the best gift I could of ever received. Thank you so much for your beautiful work and I will proudly wear this hat and brag on the beautiful woman that made it for me. I hope that all your dreams in life come true... and never stop believing. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!!!! Keep in touch :)

Love always,

sky magee

December 13, 2012

I have been having a rough week, but when i saw a package on my door step i right away smiled! I knew what it was and ran to open it up. It came so fast and unexpectingly. I opened it up tried it on and it fits amzing, it looks great, and super soft!!! I never want to take it off. I want to say thank you so much for taking the time and care and making ym hat its beautiful. I have looks at many stores for a new hat and nothing caught my eye. I tried KKU site and instantly fell in love with your style :) Thank you so much again for your hard work, keep it up. In the future i see great things happening for you, always trust in God he has a plan for everyone even you and your family :) When times are rough remeber HAKUNA MATATA means no worries, your a strong woman and keep up all the love you have for changing peoples lifes. Thank you again

Much love and God Bless,

Sky Magee

P.S Hope to hear from you in the near future and look forward purchasing more items from you :)


December 5, 2012

Thank you so much for making this special hat. I love it and wear it all the time, and I think of you and hope all your dreams come true.
Best regards,


December 1, 2012

Thank you for making my special hat. It is so soft. I love the color and style.
Joana (originally from China)
Bellingham, WA

Courtney Barton

November 25, 2012

Thank you for the most beautiful hat I've ever owned. Beautifully crafted and instilled with your spirit and positivity.

A million thank you's wouldn't be enough!

All my love,

Dominique Leahy

October 26, 2012


I want to wish you the biggest thanks for my really warm and soft hat I love it, especially now that we've gotten snow here in CO. I am also very touched by your story you are a very caring beautiful woman, may god bless you and your family as well as your journey through life.

With lots of Love and huge thanks,

Kelly Vandermark

September 29, 2012

Thank you very much for knitting my sunglasses holder. It is beautiful!! I love it! My God continue to bless you and your family! You are beautiful from the inside out!
With love,

cody manning

September 14, 2012

thank you so much! i just bought a hat you knitted for me! i am touched by your story and will be praying for you and your family! again thank you so much God bless

Much Love, Cody Manning

Scott Landry

April 30, 2012

Hi Franka,

My name is Scott, I just bought a Beanie you Knitted. It is Wonderful. Thank you very much i hope that you are reciveing a fair wage from my purchase. I paid $40 NZ for the Beanie and would hope you get a good few meals outa that

Much love

Scott Landry

Samantha Zellner

March 18, 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you have made! It is my new favorite and every time I wear it I will now think of you and your family. Your story is inspiring and I hope that all your hopes and dreams come true because you deserve nothing but the best! Best wishes to you and your family.
With Love,

Nikolai Giefer

March 11, 2012

Great hat! It's very well made. Thank you for being you!

Aidan O'Keefe

March 9, 2012

I wish the best for you and your family. I hope you may one day be able to start up that small business of yours. Thank you for the wonderful hat you made me. It is colorful and soft and I really love it.
Blessings, Aidan =)

Kaitlyn Coppadge

January 4, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat you made! It is absolutely gorgeous and I love it so much! What you are doing to help provide for your family is so inspiring and I hope that one day I can be as strong and courageous as you. Good luck with your plans to start a business, I hope that you achieve that and so much more!

Much love to you and your family!

Beth Johnson

December 30, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat you made. I will treasurer it always in the thought that i helped people like you! I am so happy to see your smiling face!

Melanie Tillotson

December 27, 2011

When I was getting out of my car today I saw a package by my door and I ran right to it and opened it, I was so excited to receive your hat :) I haven't been able to take it off since I got it! It is my favorite hat because it is soft, fits amazingly, and was made by such an inspiring woman. I wish you luck with your dream on starting a business! Thank you so much for taking the time and care to make this hat. And remember: never stop smiling! :)

With love,
Melanie Tillotson

Belen Mirsky

December 25, 2011

Dear Franka,

I am age 11. I just found out about this organization and think it is so great. Thanks so much. Be happy, live strong, don't get discouraged. I hope I can meet you some day. Thanks again! :)

-Belen Mirsky


December 25, 2011

Thank-you so much for the beautiful hat :). It will keep me warm for years to come. God bless you!

Pepe Cortez

December 25, 2011


Thank you so much for the wonderful Beanie! It's my favorite out of the bunch.


Ben B

December 25, 2011

Hi Lalam,

I just received one of your hats from my fiancé for Christmas, and it's absolutely beautiful! Holding it in my hands, I can tell it was made with love. You're incredibly gifted, and I know that your talents will take you far and that all your dreams will come true. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Maddie Joel

November 23, 2011

I received a hat from you when I was in the hospital after back surgery, and it is one of the softest things I have. I love it, thank you so much!!! :)
-Maddie Joel

Travis Cardarella

November 4, 2011

Lalam, I was jumping for joy when I opened my package this afternoon. I grabbed my hat and just hugged it with the biggest smile. I turned it inside out and read your name and just rubbed the tag, almost like I felt a connection with you. I instantly ran to the computer and went to the krochetkids website. I was shaking in joy I could barely click on the letter to find your name. Once I came to your profile the smile on my face only got bigger. You, my friend, are an amazing woman. I absolutely love my hat and can't thank you enough. Whenever I wear it i'll always think of your beautiful smiling face.

With love,

Elena Hernandez

September 26, 2011

Lalam, I just want to say that you are a beautiful woman. You are doing great things. When I heard about KKI I knew I had to do something to help out such a great cause. I received a hat that you made, and I absolutely love it. Keep up the excellent work, and remember to remain strong in your faith. Things may get tough, but God has a plan for you and your family. "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11) Thank you again. I hope you have a blessed day.

With love,
Elena Hernandez :)