Lanyero Grace

Uganda
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Lanyero Grace spent her life believing that her brother or a husband would be her savior. However, when her brother encouraged her to marry young in order to escape poverty and she was left by both her first and second husbands to care for their six children, Grace realized that only she could change her life. Since becoming a beneficiary for KK Uganda, Grace has been enabled to support her children and send them to school. She believes that the unity she has with the other women at the compound has given her a greater understanding of joy and opportunity and looks forward to a bright future for herself and her family.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“With the many people around me, I feel my sorrows, pain and burden all being reduced and I hope for a very bright future for myself and my children.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love is living in unity with and doing well to one another.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“I am really so grateful for what KK intl. and its promoters have done for my life and pray that they should continue to be a savior to the needy women of Uganda and that God may richly bless them.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Paige Hathaway

November 27, 2017

Lanyero Grace, I just received the beanie that you made for me and I want you to know that it genuinely made my cry tears of joy to receive it and to read your story afterward. You are such a strong woman so full of love and I want to thank you for sharing your vision of unity with me. I hope to meet you one day!

Samantha MacConnell

December 24, 2016

Lanyero Grace,

I received the beautifully made hat you knitted as a gift recently. I have worn my new hat many times already, and will continue wearing it. Thank you for your hard work and your inspiring story. Bless you and your family.

Laurie Fletes

October 1, 2016

Hello,
Thank you so much for making the beautiful scarf that I just got! You are so talented and I can see that you must have worked hard to make it! I can't wait to wear it and tell everyone that you made it! I pray that God blesses you and your family!
Love,
Laurie

Laurie Fletes

October 1, 2016

Hello,
Thank you for making the beautiful scarf that I just received! You are very talented and I can see how hard you must have worked to make it! I love the color blue, and I cannot wait to wear it! I will tell everyone that you made it! I pray that God blesses you and your family!

Kyle Hunsicker

February 18, 2016

I wanted to say thank you for the hat that was made by you. It was a gift and I did some research. I truly appreciate what you do and your way of helping others and providing for your family. I will wear the hat proud of what it represents.

TERESITA TEODORO

November 29, 2015

Hi Grace,

Thanks so much for the hodge beanie made by your beautiful hands. It will keep me warm in the winter months.
May God continue to shower you with His amazing GRACE. What you are doing for your kids, sending them to school, is wonderful!

Joe Green

November 25, 2015

Hello Lanyero,

This is a most precious gift. Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. It fits perfectly and is just in time for the cold weather here. It is a blessing to see the face of the person that made this hat. It is very rare that I get the opportunity to thank someone for what they do for me since everything is so disconnected in the world. Knowing that your hands touched and created this gift in Uganda fills me with gratitude.

Thank you again, Lanyero.

Michael Herweg

November 24, 2015

Hi Lanyero,

Thank you for making the great hat I received! It's nice and warm, and has a very unique look that I love! I think that what you are doing in conjunction with KKU is just fantastic, and I wish you continued success for the future!

Sarah Dlugosh

June 22, 2015

I bought a bracelet you had made at an event I recently attended and get so many compliments on it which opens the opportunity to talk about the program. Such beautiful work done by such a beautiful lady. I pray that not the cloudiest of days will take away your gorgeous smile.

Samantha Williams

February 21, 2015

Dear Lanyero,
Thank you so much for making my beautiful hat! It is keeping so warm since it is only about 6 degrees outside! You did a wonderful job! Your story is so inspiring! Keep doing the wonderful things that you do. Your children are so lucky to have you!
With love,
Sam Williams

Marcia Noble

January 12, 2015

I just received the hat you made and I love it. My friend told me about your organization. I bought this hat for her birthday coming up. I know she will cherish this hat. I was very touched by your story. Your children are so lucky to have you as their mother. Keep the faith. Praying for you and your family. Can't wait til I order again.
Thank you so much,
Marcia

Kimberly Leyba

December 25, 2014

Hello, Lanyero.
I just got one of the hats you made and just wanted to say thank you its beautiful and I cherish it greatly, I was touched by you're story and wish you the best. You inspire me, you have been through so much and keep going. Thank you for being such a strong person, the world needs more people like you and you're children are lucky to have a mother like you. I wish you all the best :)
sincerely,
kim

Fernando Bent

December 22, 2014

Thank you, The beanie is really really well made! It is just a fantastic gift for my sister.

Diana D'Ambrosia

December 2, 2014

Thank you for making my beautiful warm and cozy hat!!! Your work and artistry is amazing, and I am honored to wear this and to be able to show everybody who made it! Layero Grace, may you realize all of your dreams and goals, and may God Bless you and your children.

Many thanks,
Diana DAmbrosia
In freezing New York

Mary Nguyen

November 22, 2014

Hi Grace,

I just bought this lovely green hat (I think it's called the lilly) yesterday and I wanted to thank you very much for the great work that you've done. I wish all the best for you and your children and will continue to support krochet kids. Hope to see your name again soon!

Mary

Sterling Doak

November 5, 2014

Thank you so much for the beanie. I appreciate the love and care that went into this product. I wish good times and good fortune upon you and your family!

Nancy Middleman

November 1, 2014

Hi Grace!

My baby daughter was given a hat you made as a gift, and today she is big enough to wear it! It will be put to good use in our cold Canadian climate in eastern Newfoundland.

We're so happy to have this for Nellie, so that as she grows we can tell her about who made her hat and the importance of supporting women around the world in pursuing dreams and becoming self sufficient. While the challenges she will face in our culture vary greatly from yours, women around the world face the challenges of a male dominated world and she will need to be strong and independent like you to become all that she can be. Women around the world need to support each other to rise up and be strong and heard.

My husband and I both feel that it is important to teach our daughter about the world and the challenges around the globe. This hat is a starting point to what we hope will be a lifetime of love, strength, awareness, responsibility and being a global citizen.

Thank you so much for your hard work! I knit myself, and I know how much work and love goes into every hard crafted piece and truly appreciate the hours you must have spent making it.

Love from Newfoundland,
Nancy, Gareth and Nellie

sarah day

February 13, 2014

Dear Grace,
I just wanted to thank you for the hat that you made! I heard of KKI years ago and always wanted one but this past Christmas was my first one. I absolutely love it, it is gray and I wear it with pretty much everything:) I have gotten many compliments and it opens up where I can tell them about you. I travelled to Jinja, Uganda last year and fell in love with the people there! I will be praying for you and your children. I am encouraged by your story and how you have more joy and an understanding of love. God is great!
Thank you again, love sarah.

Jordan Manley

January 17, 2014

Thank you so much for this beautiful black hat that I have been wearing all winter long! It is warm and soft and I get many compliments on it each time I wear it somewhere new. I am praying for you and your children!
In Christ,
Jordan

Laura Lane

January 14, 2014

Dear Grace,

I love the hat that you crafted for me. Your story is truly inspiring. I am so happy that you have found the strength as an independent woman to raise your children and thrive. You are so beautiful and I hope you receive every possible joy in the future to come. Thank you.

Laura

Grace Nordstrom

January 4, 2014

Dear Grace,
I just received a pink lincoln from my brother's wife for Christmas! I love it so much! I can tell you have been crocheting for a while. I love to crochet, too! My sister taught me two years ago and since then I have made many scarves that I have given as gifts to my friends and families. When something is crocheted and hand-made, it is very special because you know that the person who made it spent a lot of time and energy on it. It is made with love. This pink bow headband is the most special gift I received this Christmas because it was made by you, and I know you are working so hard to provide for your family. YI pray that God will bless your work and your family, each of your six children. Thank you so much for this lovely gift!

Jessica Rau

January 2, 2014

Lanyero Grace,

My mother purchased a light blue hat that was made by you for my christmas gift. It is the best hat I have ever had! I am so in love with it! Thank you so much!! Hope all is well! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Janie Replogle

January 1, 2014

Grace --
My daughter-in-law gave me a beautiful scarf ("the Quinn"). It has your name on the label as the person who made it. I wanted to send you this note to let you know I greatly appreciate this scarf. To know the honorable contribution you have made with your skillful, gracious talents to Krochet Kids intl. makes this scarf even more precious to me.
I pray for peace in Northern Uganda and peace and blessings to you and your family.
Thank you again.

stacey distell

November 6, 2013

Dear Ms. Lanyero Grace,

I received my beautiful hat today. Thank you so much. You have a beautiful smile and I pray for you and your children. I will only order hats and accessories from KKi. Thank you!!
Stacey in New Jersey

Kaitlyn Heyd

August 20, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I bought it from a booth at Kingdom Bound in Buffalo New York. I love the cause and everything they do. You are so beautiful and I love showing your signature to people - that is so special to me. May God ABUNDANTLY bless you and your children!

-Kaitlyn in Michigan

Emily Rosier

July 16, 2013

Today I bought what I thought was just a beautiful handmade beanie... On looking up krochet kids I realise it is more than than just handmade, it's made with hope and love for your children which makes it extra special. thank you

Peggy

May 12, 2013

Dear Grace,
Today is Mother's Day in the United States and my gift from my daughter was two beautiful headbands ~ one of which was made by you. Thank you! I will wear it with pride - mostly because I know that it was you who made it! God bless you and your work... and your dreams for your family!

Bekah Walker

April 3, 2013

Lanyero Grace,
Would like to thank you so much for my beautiful krochet headband! I love it and that it is so personal! Cant wait to wear it and think of you each and every time!
May God bless you and you family
Love,
Bekah

Jennifer Hanson

December 27, 2012

Thank you so much Grace for your beautiful work. The beret hat is lovely and so comfortable. I'm looking forward to telling people about you and your work with KKI when I wear the hat. God bless you!

Sonja

December 26, 2012

I have never been one to wear hats! Not even in this cold Chicago weather. But after I learned about Krochet Kids and even did a presentation about the organization at school I had to purchase a hat myself. I purchaced "The Betty" and I must say I look quite good in it! I receive tons of compliments and I tell everyone about how my purchase helps. Thank you for your wonderful work of art that you have created! Wishing you lots of success and Gods Blessings.
Thanks Again!
-Sonja

Laykin Hughes

December 25, 2012

Just received my hat for Christmas! Love it even more after learning about the organization. Your work is beautiful and your story is beyond inspirational. God bless you and your family. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and my prayers are always with you and everyone in Uganda who are doing remarkable things for themselves and others!

Paul

December 23, 2012

Lanyero Grace, what a great name I love that your name means peaceful, joyous, happy, blessing. It also means comforter ! What a great hat! My wiFe picked it out for me for Christmas. You are a courageous woman, and I'll pray for you and hope you'll mention me to god as well!

Sarah Martin

December 22, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful hat! It is beautifully made and looks amazing! Stay beautiful, and stay strong. Thanks again for the hat :D

Cheyenne M. Weiss

December 22, 2012

I just received one of your hats as a Christmas gift and the work is gorgeous and I love it so much. It is very neat that you are doing this :) Your hat making=perfect

Full Name*Brooke

December 21, 2012

Thank you for my beautiful hat. Your work is amazing. God Bless!

Ellyn

November 24, 2012

I wish I could come visit and meet you! I'm praying for you and your children daily. The Lord has blessed you with great talent to create beauty with your hands. Thank you for blessing my life with your creativity. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! :)

Hannah L

November 21, 2012

Thank you so much for my hat! It is beautiful, just like you!

David "Deedub" Woods

November 16, 2012

Grace, I bought my beanie hat today because it jumped out at me from the rack as I walked by. I really think it was destine to be on my head. I am a musician and I will proudly be wearing your hat when I perform so many people can see how awesome it is! Thank you -David www.deedubrecords.com

Mary Cecere

November 10, 2012

Hello Lanyero Grace. I just today received my beautiful hat. Haven't taken it off. I just love it that i just now ordered the same hat in a different color. God bless you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. I pray you and your family are well and have happy and healthy holidays.

Rebecca Livingston

November 8, 2012

Thank you so much I love this hat! I am in high school, and when i was walking around i felt really pretty in my hat you made, and whenever somebody complemented it I showed them your name and they thought it was really cool! A lot of my friends are getting them now! I hope you are your children are healthy and happy.

Angie Miller

August 19, 2012

I absolutely love my hat! It is wonderfully & beautifully made just as you are!

Erin Beacom

August 12, 2012

Thank you so much for my new headband! It is beautiful and means so much to me knowing such a strong woman made it! I wish the best for you and your children! I will think and pray for you when I wear it!

Makayla Bashore

July 26, 2012

Thank you so much Lanyero Grace! I really love my hat! It is not only my favorite color but every time I wear it I will be thinking about you and praying for you! I pray God will just bless you so incredibly much! And cannot wait to meet you in Heaven one day to thank you in person!!!

Nicole

July 25, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful shoes! I love them and will think of you every day that I wear them!

Cynthia Davila

June 23, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I tried it on and didn't want to take it off ...you have a great talent and I hope all is well with you and your family ! Thank you again!!

Michelle Phillips

March 18, 2012

Dear Lanyero Grace,

Thank you so much for my beautifully knit hat! I love the color and the style. You have such wonderful skill and talent, and I feel lucky to get to have a piece of your work. I value you and want to commend you for what you are doing and the gifts that you are passing on to your children. May you have much peace, love, and health!

Amber Hayslip

March 13, 2012

You are truly an inspiration. Your creativity and drive is both beautiful and amazing. I'm sending my gratitude and love to you and your children in Uganda. Every time I wear my hat will be a reminder of the one who made it, thank you so much, and keep inspiring the world! You are powerful!

Maci Hotchkiss

March 6, 2012

Hello Lanyero Grace,

I LOVE MY HAT SO MUCH! I wear it all the time and get more compliments on it than any other hat I own. You are such a beautiful person and I loved reading your story. The fact that you signed the inside of the hat, i learned some about your background, and saw a picture of you makes this hat so much more special. I will have this hat for the rest of my life, it is very special to me. I wish you the best with all of your goals, you have such a bright future!

With Love,

Maci Hotchkiss ( Sacramento, California)

Garby Koo

January 28, 2012

Hi Lanyero Grace,

I just received my hat in the mail last night and was excited to learn who had made this beautifully crocheted piece for me. It is winter here in Canada, and the weather is getting cold. Having recently recovered from a bad cold, I am now dressing extra warm, especially my head. Therefore, this hat is going to follow me wherever I go for a long time. Thank you for providing me with the gift of warmth. After reading your inspirational story, I will wear it with even more pride.

I wish for all the best for yourself and your lovely children. I am happy that you are discovering more joys in life and looking forward to all that you future has in store for you.

Thanks again, and may you continue to use your talents to produce beautiful hats for others to enjoy.

God bless you and your loved ones.

Garby Koo (Toronto, Canada)

Marcella Medley

January 19, 2012

Thank you so much Lanyero Grace, i just got my hat in the mail. i already love it so much. i don't want to take it off! i hope the next hat i get will be made with as much love as this one was.

My best wishes to you and reaching your dreams ;) ;) :-)
Love,
Marcella

Kitty Yon

January 17, 2012

Lanyera Grace,

I went into the store simply to buy a hat to keep my head warm. Then I read about KKi, and I knew I had to buy a hat to help change a life. I love the beautiful hat you crocheted for me. May God bless you and your children as you continue to bless others with your amazing story of Courage and Hope.

Love,
Kitty

Linda Biggers

December 27, 2011

Lanyero Grace,
I love your name, but I wish to thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. I really like the neck warmer you crocheted. My nephew gave it to me for Christmas. He is Stewart Ramsey, one of the founders of KKI. May God bless you and your family as you continue to make these beautiful items.

Love,
Linda

Bridie Bilos

December 26, 2011

I love my hat, Lanyero Grace! I couldn't ask for a greater Christmas gift--especially because its helping someone else. Thank you so much!

Grace Feldmiller

December 25, 2011

Hey Grace! Thank you for the hat you made for me. It looks beautiful and is so warm! I love the color too! Thanks again

Kaytee

December 25, 2011

lanyero grace,
thankyou so much for the gorgous hat you have made for me. i love it.. i have been wearing it non-stop all day! please continue with this wonderful programme, so everyone can enjoy a hat as great as the one made for me! :)

Jessica Clark

December 25, 2011

Hi Lanyero Grace,
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for the beautiful hat you knit for me. I asked my brother for a Krochet Kids hat for Christmas and was so excited to open your beautiful handiwork this morning! You should be so proud of not only your gorgeous work, but also your determination to be self reliant and to take care of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you persevere and create a joyful future for yourself and your children.
Love,
Jessica

Kayla Tidwell

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for making my hat, I am super excited to be wearing it this winter. I am so glad this gift has been given to me .
I want you to remember to stay strong & things may be hard now but everything will absolutely fine.
I wish the best for you & your family. You're a beautiful & amazing woman.
Love,
Kayla.

Shasta Lee

December 25, 2011

Lanyero Grace,
Thank you so much for this beautiful hat!!! My sister gave it to me for Christmas and it fits me perfectly! You are so talented. This hat looks very detailed also so I am sure that it took a lot of patience!
Thank you so much! God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Jenna Widle

November 3, 2011

Hi Lanyero Grace,
Thank you so much for crocheting my hat for me. I absolutely love it. You are an amazing woman and I wish you the best of luck. I will be praying for you and your family and I hope that this program has helped you thrive through all of this. Take care and hope you and your family are well.
Love,
Jenna

Justin Pizzino

November 3, 2011

Thank you for making my hat. My little girl's middle name is Grace so it makes it extra special.

Connor Caldwell

November 1, 2011

I want to thank you for the beautiful hat that you made, I will wear it with pride always and never forget the meaning behind it. Thank You so much!

Christie Dominski

October 19, 2011

Thank you so much for this beautiful crocheted hat. I absolutely love it and I am so happy that you were able to find hope within the company and that my purchase was able to positively affect you and your families lives. I will be praying for more of that good fortune and blessing for you and the rest of your friends and family. You are loved.

Jennifer Rosenkranz

October 9, 2011

Hi Lanyero Grace,

You are a great crocheter. Your hats are really beautiful. Thank you so much for your most beautiful hats in the world.Keep up the great work.

I am almost 9 years old and live in the United States. I will be praying for you and your family.

From,
Sophia.R

Carmen Williams

October 4, 2011

Lanyero Grace,

Thank you so much for the most beautiful and amazing hat I have ever owned. I have been talking about this nonstop and couldn't wait to open it. This hat is way better then I could have imagined. Your craftmanship is wonderful, and I couldn't have asked for more. I wish you all of the best in your future and thank you for the time and effort you spent on this item. Your story was as beautiful as you and the hat. Good luck in all of your future endeavors! I will be praying for you and your kids!

Love,
Carmen Williams

Mark Edward Dale

October 4, 2011

Grace,
Your 5207.5 Black crocheted hat is so beautiful! I want you to know that everytime I put this hat on, I will think about you, your story and envision the profile picture from this website. As we say in America, "Keep on keeping on" and know that the future you are providing for your family through education is priceless.

Lorien Showalter

October 1, 2011

I just got my Betty hat today and I love it! I want to thank you for your beautiful work, but even more for your inspiring story. I am amazed by your strength and courage and cannot wait to wear the beautiful hat you made, thank you and I am looking forward to purchasing more wonderful items for KKi in the future!

Lillie Haldeman

September 25, 2011

Thank you, Grace! I got my red Waldo hat recently, I want to wear it every day. I love it! I pray for you and your family, you're really inspirational and caring.

I'm 14 and I really appreciate you and your adorable hat making-skills. :)

Good luck, God bless you!

Gustavo

September 24, 2011

Thank you Grace for the hat! I will wear it all the time during the cold winter nights in New Orleans to keep my head snug and warm. When my friends ask who made my awesome beanie I'm going to say the lovely Lanyero Grace from Uganada. This Volcom and Krochet Kids hat has the coolest pattern! Wish you all the best for you and your family.

Nicholas James Ivers

September 23, 2011

thank you so much for the hat you crocheted me. I pray that God blesses you and your children.

Olivia Frances Boys

September 23, 2011

I have never felt more blessed to have had this hat made by such an amazing woman, and I have never felt so amazing wearing it. I feel so whole and grateful whenever I wear it, and I could never express how beautiful it is, and how much I thank you. It was the best money I have ever spent. I will think of you every time I wear it, and hoping all your dreams come true! Thank you Grace, from the heart.

Guy Paul Nuckles

September 22, 2011

Thank you Lanyero, my hat is beautiful, I love it! I wish the very best for you and your family, and I know your love will propel the world into a better place. Please give your family my thanks, love, and gratitude, I will recommend that all my friends purchase a KKi item! Thanks again Lanyero, it really means a lot to me.

Josh

September 21, 2011

Thank you so very much! From the minute I learned of KKi, I knew I wanted to help out. I was so excited to see that my hat had arrived in the mail, not only because of the hat but the knowledge that I had helped someone worlds apart from myself and that I would be able to thank them whole heartedly. So from the bottom of my heart thank you and God bless you in all that you do!

J

September 21, 2011

I bought this hat as a gift for my boyfriend who is going to be undergoing chemotherapy in the very near future. It arrived just in time. The hat is amazingly soft and beautifully crocheted. This organization has truly touched my heart. Thank you.

Meredith

September 20, 2011

Thank you so much! I've been anxiously awaiting my hat since I ordered it. When I opened the mail box and saw that it had arrived, I found a huge smile on my face. It's so special to me knowing that you made it. Again, thank you very, very much!

Rebecca Johnstone

August 25, 2011

I am truly astounded by this organization but especially by you. I really appreciate your hard work and talents. When I first received my hat in the mail, it brought a smile to my face, knowing that some one like you crafted it. Thank you so much for making this hat, I certainly will cherish it!

Morgan Mednick

May 2, 2011

I love my hat, it is beautiful and I always wear it. It feels very personal and special to me with your name, handwritten on the inside. I will have it forever and I will always think of you and the women in KKI and feel inspired. Thank you!

Andrew Becker

January 7, 2011

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the hat that you crocheted, please continue to utilize your creativity so that individuals like myself can benefit from your talents.