Lanyero Peace

Uganda
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After her parent’s separation, Peace found herself living with her uncle in one of the most dangerous places in northern Uganda. Rebel activity in the area made it very risky to go to the local garden or market, but Peace was constantly being sent out as a substitute for the other children to look for food for the family. Fortunately, Peace was never captured. Before joining the KK Uganda program, she made a living by selling ground nuts by the side of the road. The KK Uganda program has influenced her life greatly. She has been able to clear all of her debt, buy beans and household items, and above all, she has been able to contribute and support her husband and family.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“My future dream is to purchase a plot of land and build. With the money I earn, I plan to send two of my children who haven’t enrolled in school yet to enroll next year.”

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is the peaceful atmosphere that is prevailing and the resettlement from detention camps to the villages around.”

LOVE DEFINED
“Love means having a positive attitude towards God and one’s neighbors.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“I appreciate every effort KK intl. is making to empower vulnerable lives and I pray that God continues to touch their lives as well.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Jessica Laag

January 26, 2017

Laryero!
Thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat! The love and time you put into it are apparent and it radiates that love outward. You are beautiful and I hope your dreams come true and that you get your plot of land and you build something amazing.
-with love and so much light!
Jessica

Jennifer Williams

November 29, 2016

Dear Lanyero,

I received the hat you made as a gift for my 2 year old daughter. She loves the "ears" and how soft it is. I love it because it was handmade by you, with love. Thank you for your beautiful work and being a part of this community. I wish you all the joy your heart can hold, and more. Much continued success, happiness and health to you and your family.

Be well,
Jennifer

Rikki Marler

August 17, 2016

Dear Beautiful Lanyero,

I just thank you so much for sharing your story. Your positivity inspires me! You have a beautiful smile that resonates warmth and peace (reflective of your last name :)). Thank you for making such a beautiful hat. Every time I wear it, I will think of you!

With love,

Rikki

Sasha Watson

August 17, 2016

Hi Lanyero,

I was so touched by your story. I hope you do get to enroll your children in school! Thank you so much for this beautiful hat I am taking home with me. It's beautiful and when i wear it I will think of you an all the love and hard work you put into it.

Thank you!

-Sasha

Jess Madsen

April 9, 2016

Thank you for making this wonderful hat! I hope you continue to be successful and have abundance in your life. I'm happy to be a part of your success.
-Jess

Carolyn Grace Scherf

March 13, 2016

Dear Lanyero,

Today my mom and I went to the University in our town where we learned about KKi at a lecture about social entrepreneurship. Afterwards I picked out your blue hat for her. Today is her birthday! It matches our eyes :)

Both of us love to garden, and I one day I also hope buy land and build here in Iowa and sell vegetables to schools in my community.

I hope your day is full of good things! Thank you for making our day. May all of your dreams come true!

- Carolyn

Lindsay

February 19, 2016

I just got one of your hats and I love it! I've never had so.ething this nicely made before! Thank you for making it I'll think of you every time I put it on ?

Matt Scoles

December 22, 2015

Thank you so much for the wonderful hat! It fits perfectly and is sure to keep me warm during the long winter in Chicago. This is the best hat I have ever owned!

Best wishes!

David Loehrs

December 19, 2015

Just received a hat that you made. I love it.
Best of luck to you and your family.

Webale Nyo

Owen Nichols

December 4, 2015

I just wanted to say thank you for making what is easily one of the nicest & warmest hats I have ever owned. I live in Ohio & the winters here are quite cold so this hat is a big help! I hope you get to buy the land you want & I wish nothing but the best for you & your family in the future!

Stephanie Packard

November 27, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful hat. It is warm and comfortable. I live where winters are cold with lots of snow so I can't wait to wear my hat especially when feeding my goats and chickens. May you find success to buy your plot of land.

Peace and love,
Stephanie

Courtney Jones

October 24, 2015

Thank you so much for my beautiful burgundy scarf! It is so warm and comfy and I never want to take it off. I go to school where the weather gets pretty cold, so I am so grateful for this scarf to keep me warm when it starts to snow. I wish you the best of luck in life, and pray for happiness for both you and your family. Thank you again, and God bless!
Much love from a girl in the cold!

Kylie

February 2, 2015

Thank you so much for making this beautiful hat. Yesterday was my birthday, I am 11 years old. This is the best present ever!!! I love it, it's so soft!!!! Knowing that you made it yourself and it came all the way from Northern Uganda makes it even more special. I live in Massachusetts USA!! Thank you so much.

Kalynn Wheeland

January 13, 2015

I recently purchased "the Betty" and i absolutely love it. It is so warm and I can't wait to purchase more.

Candace Nicholls

November 4, 2014

Hello,
I wanted to write you note and thank you, I truly love my new hat. When I could put your beautiful face to a name, that was amazing to me! I live in Ontario Canada and we do get lots of snow here. I also have 2 children twins.
Follow your dreams, all the best in life!

Candace

Rachel Lynn

October 12, 2014

Today I bought one of your hats.
After reading about your story, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope that even though this is only one hat, I have helped even if only a little. I will be buying more of KKI's products.
Thank you so much,
Rachel Lynn.

Grace Jagelewski

January 26, 2014

Thank you very much for making these beautiful hats! You have a real talent :)

Brittany Benningfield

January 15, 2014

Dear Lanyero Peace,

I received one of your lovely creations for Christmas, and I very much appreciate what you do! You are a strong woman, and you make a difference - not only to your family, but to your world. Thanks again for all you do!

-Brittany, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

danie seifert

October 10, 2013

I just wanted to come on here and wish you and all the ladies all the luck and love i could! I love these hats and work for Zumiez. I make sure to tell every person about KKi and try to inspire them to make a difference in your beautiful lives. love and light!

Barbora Jahodová

August 21, 2013

thank you very much for this awesome hat... When I found out you made it, I love it even more...

Rachael

July 16, 2013

Lanyero Peace, thank you so much for making this beautiful beanie! I can't wait for the colder weather to get here in Massachusetts so I can wear it and show off your incredible talent! I hope that you are able to purchase your land and send your children to school. I wish you and your family peace, love, and happiness! All the best, Rachael

Jordan Shoemate

May 14, 2013

Thank you for making the black crochet hat I just got today. I will wear it with pride, I am very thankful to have a hat made by an amazing person. I hope one day you will accomplish your dream. Keep your head up, and never give up. Always find a way, because that's what winners do.
Much love!

Ryan Glenn

April 24, 2013

Hello there! I received a brand new 5207.5 and it's just fantastic! I thank you for your labor and I pray for your joy and peace and safety.

Jordan Mazuranic

April 15, 2013

Thank you for my wonderful Margot hat!! I received mine in the mail today and could not be happier. I can't wait to show everyone I see what a beautiful new hat I have. Thank you and I hope you achieve your dreams!!

George Constantinou

April 10, 2013

Hi Peace! My 5207.5 is amazing. Good job :) Hope the best for you and your family!

Amanda Pina

January 30, 2013

Thank you so much! I just received my "Margot" and it is absolutely perfect, you did a beautiful job! I think what you're doing is absolutely amazing and I wish you the best =)

Full Name*Patricia

January 24, 2013

Peace -
I received a beautiful (blue & green inside with taupe/tan crocheted outside) zippered sachel (purse bag) for my Birthday from great friends. I love the colors the crochet work & that it was hand made by YOU! I pray & hope that you are blessed with God's grace, happiness, peace, love, wealth & beauty. I appreciate your work & will purchase your goods for future gifts for my family & friends. I will share your gift & hope that it helps your dreams come true!! I want one of your hats to keep me warm. The temperature here is -10 below 0 today...BRRRR!
Take Care - Love - Patricia Lueth (From Minnesota - USA)

Kameron Atkinson

January 22, 2013

Thank you so much much for putting you time and effort into this beanie. I really truly appreciate you and your dedication to your children's future and I wish you a bright future ahead. God bless you my friend.

Tricia Mendoza

January 13, 2013

I LOVE YOU... I bought the Barney beanie. It's a Treasure I will forever Cherish!!!!!! :0) THANK YOU~ T

Drake Hawn

December 28, 2012

Thank you for the hat you made me. I've hardly taken it off even though I am indoors all the time. I'm so glad to here that the God has blessed you with this job and given you a better life. I hope that you will someday get he land you wish for, and I will tell as much people that I can to buy a hat from you to make that dream come true. May God Bless you-Drake.

Solina

December 25, 2012

Lanyero Peace ☮

Thank you so incredibly much for my beautiful hat. You are such a talented and inspirational women, I am so grateful to be apart of this beautiful program. I wish you and your family the very best, and know that I am sending positive thoughts and wishes to you and your family. I wish you the very best and would once again like to thank you for all you do, may happiness love and PEACE follow you where ever your journey takes you.

Much love from my family to yours
Solina K ☮

Libby A

November 8, 2012

Dear Lanyero Peace,

Thank you so much. I just received the lovely hat you made. I will think of you and your family with a full heart every time I wear it. Your story is one of strength and you are an inspiration. Please, never give up. I will always believe in you, and wish you all the happiness and fortune that you so justly deserve. Blessings upon you and your family, now and forever.

With love from our family to yours
Libby A

Jenny

October 19, 2012

Thank you beautiful Peace for krocheting my "Barney" hat.
I love it and I chose this particular hat because of your name. I love Peace. You are a strong and powerful woman and never let anyone tell you differently.
I live very far away from Uganda in Southern California.
Please know that there are so many people who believe in you and are very proud of you for what you are doing for your family and for Ugandian and African women.

Much peace and love to you Sweet Peace,
Jenny V.H.

Alaina M.

September 10, 2012

Peace,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my beautiful hat! I hope that everything in your life is as amazing as you deserve, because I know that God will provide you with the happiness that you provide those who recieve your hats. I will pray for you and your family, that you continue to inspire others like me and that you are provided with everything you need. Keep smiling, and always remember the joy you have brought us who wear your products as we will always be grateful. God Bless you and thank you again :) Alaina from Michigan

Emma Hardiman

August 31, 2012

Ms. Peace, thank you so much for creating this beautiful headband I have just recieved. It will be a reminder of you each time I wear it and I will pray that your children are able to attend school, as they deserve the best education possible. Thank you again. -Emma-

Kayleen Howard

August 14, 2012

Peace! For my birthday, one of my closest and dearest friends gave me a beautiful black scarf you made. I like it so much. I will think about you and pray for your family often. I want to send you a picture. Big hug. Kayleen from California

Kate Fahey

July 22, 2012

Thank you so much!!!! I LOVE it, and I am praying your children get enrolled!! Your story is truly an inspiration.

Marissa Samples

March 30, 2012

I just received my hat in the mail and I love it. I am spreading the message everytime I wear it. I hope you get the land you wish for and I hope your children enroll next year. Your amazing and the hat is perfect!!

Kayla P

March 7, 2012

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I cannot wait to wear it and regret that the weather at home is suddenly so warm! I will think of you every time i wear this hat and hope that all your dreams come true.

Thank You!

Kayla

*Shelly Davis

January 1, 2012

God bless you, Peace. I appreciate how well-made my hat is. You are using your talent to bless people the world over! I pray God's blessings on you and your family. Fondly, Shelly

Laura S.

January 1, 2012

Thank you, Lanyero, for making the hat I got for Christmas! I couldn't wait to get it. The hat is so beautifully made and I love wearing it. Thanks again & I wish you the best!

Madalyn Peterson

December 25, 2011

Lanyero, I just got my beautiful blue hat for chritmas and I absolutely love it! It's so soft and very warm. Not to mention well made! I'm so jealous of your talents! I wish you and your family a happy holidays :)

Jessica Wright

December 25, 2011

You made the hat I received for Christmas and I love it! Thank you Peace. Best wishes.

Jenny Jovino

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat! I love it, it is so cute! I got it for christmas and its keeping me very warm because it 25° here!! Thanks again, Love Jenny.

tiffany amend

December 24, 2011

Thank you for my beautiful beanie... Its so soft and exactly what I wanted... I wish you joy peace and happiness...

deven graham

December 21, 2011

thank you for making this hat for my friend. I'm going to give it to her for Christmas and I know she will love it(: