Layet Nancy

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Nancy was abducted at the age of 12 by the rebel army. While in the captivity, she was traumatized dramatically by the amount of violence and bloodshed she witnessed. Eleven years later, she managed to escape from the rebels where she was then taken to a rehab center. Nancy says that because of living in the captivity with the LRA, she was very fearful of others; however, after being apart of the KK Uganda family, she can now easily associate with others and she has a new hope for her future.

“I dream to save in SACCO, start up a business, and also educate my children.”

“I love to pray.”

“Thank you, KK intl. Please continue helping the needy and God will bless you.”

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Previous Thank Yous


December 25, 2019

I just received a beautiful hat, made by you, as part of my Christmas present. I absolutely love it. It's beautiful and soft. Michigan winters are long and very cold; this will hello keep me warm. I am praying for you and your family. Many blessings!


December 21, 2018

hello, my name is Elijah McKnelly. I am so happy to have received the hat that you had made, i put it on immediately. although your story up to this point has been dreadful you seem to be headed on the right direction and destined for great things. learn from everyone and everything you can so you will be best equipped to help those around you. much love from me to you


January 4, 2018

I believe you made the beautiful hat that I received recently. I pray that all goes well for you, and hope that you pray for me too! The colors are gorgeous and I believe you’re truly talented, Thank you so much and best of luck!

Samara Hanon

December 26, 2016

Dear Ms. Layet,

Winters are cold and long in Rhode Island, and now I have one of your beautiful crochet hats and it is so comfortable and soft. I will pray for you, your family, and your future business!

With love,


Amanda Hanic

December 23, 2016

I bought a hat you made for my little girl Eva. She loves it! You are so talented and the workmanship is flawless. I pray you are blessed by the work of your hands. Thank you!
Amanda (Georgia, USA)


December 9, 2016

Hi Layet,

Thanks for making the beanie. It's really nice. I love it!


December 6, 2016

Dear Layet Nancy,
I received a gorgeous beanie of yours in a women's surprise pack. I am very impressed by the quality and beauty of the beanie!
I am truly inspired by your strength, and I hope that the future brings you only joy.
Thank you again for sharing your skill.
With lots of love,

Lisa Johnson

September 9, 2016

Thank you for my beautiful foxy baby hat! We live in northern Michigan and it is cold for most months of the year, so cute accessories make it a little more bearable. I am so excited to use this hat on our new baby next year! Thank you not only for sharing your talent and skill with this wonderfully made hat, but for you're example of strength, faith, perseverance, and goodness. I send love and prayers to you and your family.

Michela Maiola

December 25, 2015

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. Stay strong in the Lord and may he bless you and your children. Much love for my sister in Christ.

Myra Pessina

May 11, 2015

Where I live it is warm and will be getting hot soon. I packed away all my winter clothes. When I put away a hat you made I stopped and prayed for you. I am praying that God will bless you and your children. I have not met you, but I have met women like you in Uganda. I know you are strong, loving, and determined to make your children's lives better. I pray that you will use the strength that comes from God. Bless you!

Kailey-Alyssa Tucker

February 27, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to beautifully crochet my new winter hat. Your talent oozes from every stitch. Best of luck!

Colleen McCarthy

February 11, 2015

Thank you very much for making such a beautiful and warm hat!! I live in Boston, Massachusetts and we are having an extremely cold & snowy winter this year! I absolutely love my new hat and will think of you and your family every time I wear it :) My thoughts & prayers are with you and I hope your dreams of starting a new business come true!

Love, Colleen

Tina Beard

January 26, 2015

Thank you so much for making this gorgeous scarf that I received for my birthday. I will think of two special people each time I wear it... The one who gave it to me, as well as the one who made it. What an amazing story you have. God bless you!

Myra pessina

December 28, 2014

Nancy - thank you for making such a beautiful hat!! I love it. I visited Uganda several years ago it is a beautiful place, but I think that the people make it even more beautiful!! I love that you enjoy praying. I will add your name to my prayer list. Each time I put my hat on I will think about you and pray for you and your family.

Mark Barragan

December 3, 2014

Thank you for the wonderfully made hat! It will keep my head warm in the winter when I go hiking. Thank you!

Sofia Orozco

November 6, 2014

Dear Ms. Layet Nancy,
I would love to thank you for the hard work and love that you have put into creating such a beautiful beanie. There is not one flaw in your creation. Thank you so very much and continue to bless people with such warm and cozy hats!!! You are lovely, God bless!!


October 31, 2014

Thank you for the beautifully made hat. I purchased it for my daughter and now she is interested in learning more about Uganda. Thank you for sharing your story.

Emma B.

October 25, 2014

Thank you! I am so glad you took the time to make this hat for me! I am sincerely thankful! I am astounded that this hat traveled around the world and came to me!


August 2, 2014

I was working at a music festival in Newport RI when I saw the the stand. It is so great. I love how I can see that you made my bracelet! I love it and it was so different than all of the other ones. I will happily wear it every day! Thank you so much!

Barney Bell

March 31, 2014

Thank you so much for the hat. It is very well made. I live in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. It gets very cold here in the winter. We get over 100" of snowfall a year. I have a very large and bald head, and your hat fits just right. I hope that you and your family are well. Thank you again - Barney Bell


February 6, 2014

It has been a very bitter winter season this year in Pennsylvania, USA. I found myself without a hat and decided to stop at the mall for one. I specifically asked them for a very warm one and imagine my surprise when they gave me one with a picture from someone in Uganda. I started to cry. I was so overcome with emotion at the thought that someone made a hat just for me! it made me feel very special. I was born and raised in Uganda and I felt a sense of kinship with you Nancy. Your hat was truly a Godsend on a very bitterly cold day. I kept your picture and I pray for you whenever I happen to look in my handbag and see it. I pray that the Lord may bless you and your children, continue to heal your heart from your past and that He may establish the work of your hands. I wear your hat proudly and it is my most prized hat. It keeps me connected to home and to you. God bless you Nancy and please know that all your hard work is not in vain. A lot of people are being blessed by it. Your hat sits on my head even as I write this, but your gift remains in my heart.

Kelly Voth

January 3, 2014

Dearest Layet Nancy,
I have been blessed by receiving one of your beautifully made head warmer wraps for my birthday by my dear friend Connie. After reading your story, I am so happy to know that you have a new future through the kindness of Krochet Kids International.
My prayer for you is that you will heal from the horrible past and that you will know God's mercy and grace and feel the kindness and love of others always.
Thank you so much for making my head scarf, and I look forward to my head being warm!
Blessings to you from,
Kelly in Canada

Ellie Bradeen

December 30, 2013

Thank you so much for my beautiful scarf. I love the color and it keeps me warm in this cold weather. Your story is so inspiring and I love to hear that you are strong and healthy now. Whenever I wear my scarf, I make sure the tag with your name on it is proudly shown to the world so everybody knows what an inspiration you are. Thank you again and may strength continue to come your way.
Much Love,

Corrine Hoster

December 20, 2013


Thank you so very much for the time and effort you spent on the hat i was able to receive. It's beautiful and I absolutely love the dark red color you chose for it. I'm inspired to hear your story of how you bravely escaped living in captivity. It's amazing how one moment of bravery can change your life around. I'm glad to hear you're doing well and just know you will be kept in my prayers.

Much love,


Sara Minge

November 29, 2013


Thank you so very much for my beautiful headband! It's better than I imagined. I hope that all is going well for you. I pray that you are able to accomplish your goal of having your own business. I am currently going to school to be a teacher and I hope very much that your children are able to receive the education you want them to have. Your strength is so inspiring. You and your family are in my prayers.

God bless!

Jeanne Mastrandrea

November 10, 2013

Layet, Thank you for your strong will power and motivation. Keep your faith strong and I believe your goals will be reached each and every day.

God be with you.

Sydney Paterson

August 5, 2013

When my aunt got me this hat I did not realize the brand. Then I noticed the tag. I started jumping up and down because i thought it was SO cool. I love this. I wear it almost every day :) thank you!

Emily Cochran

April 4, 2013

Thank you Nancy for the hat! It's so rockin and I love to wear it. God Bless you and your family!

Kathy McFarland

February 1, 2013

Thank you Nancy for the time you took to make the hat I purchased. I will treasure it always and pray for you whenever I wear it. Thank you for sharing your story. I want to share a verse from the Bible with you: "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." (Psalm 139:17-18) God loves you. I thank God for allowing you to escape, healing you by helping you to begin to trust others, and bringing you to Krochet Kids International. I will pray for continued healing as well as the opportunity to provide an education for your children.


January 11, 2013

Hi Nancy Thank you for doing such a beatiful hats me and my mom found out about you and we are so happy to help people like you we are thousand of miles away in Washington State US God bless you and your family

Erzsika Eldridge

December 25, 2012

Hello Layet Nancy,
My aunt (from Alabama) sent me one of your beautiful hats for Christmas to Prague, where I live. The whole KKi project seems wonderful to me and I feel happy to have been able to help. I also read your story on the internet and am glad to have helped you. I wish you luck in the future and hope you will be able to educate your children.

Emmi Bulla

December 25, 2012

Thank you Layet Nancy for my beautiful and warm lilly hat! It was one of my favorite Christmas gifts and I can't wait to show it off! You are amazing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Pedro Orozco

December 25, 2012

Thank you, Nancy, for making such a beautiful and warm hat! I am wearing it here in California, where we are having a cold and wet winter. Thank you so much for your hard work!! God bless you and your family!!

Ashley Ann

December 25, 2012

This hat is everything I want in a beanie and more! Your work is very good and MUCH appreciated! Thank you very much <3 The hat you made is by far my favorite Christmas gift this year!
Ashley xxx

Alexandra Valinski

December 25, 2012

Dear Nancy,
Thank you so much for your sweet gift that brightened my Christmas morning. You are a true light for God and it is seen through your eyes and what you have been through. Please continue to making these gifts that encourage others to follow our Lord. You have a beautiful gift and please continue doing what you love.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

pam english

December 16, 2012

Dear Layet Nancy: Thank you for the beautiful hat. We live in the mountains and it's very cold now. I appreciate my head and ears staying warm. Please take care of yourself and your children. Pam English


December 10, 2012

Hi Nancy,
I got your hat as a gift from my work; they donate to a charitable organization every year and decided that they would donate to krochetkids by buying some hats to give as Christmas gifts. You are an inspiring woman and I'm so glad that I was the recipient of such a beautiful homemade hat. Well wishes and thank you for your hard work!

-Lilli in Oregon, United States

Vanessa L

December 3, 2012

Hi Nancy, thanks to you I will be the envy of the town in my new yellow hat!! I found it in the whole foods store here in Hawaii and I had to have it. Best wishes for a lovely winter this year.

Lizzie Hammett

November 30, 2012

Dear Nancy,

I just received the hat you made me and I love it! It is absolutely beautiful and so warm. You do wonderful work, Nancy. I will think of you every time I wear it! God has used your amazing talents to provide warm hats to people around the world, that is so amazing. You are able to make someone smile from miles away :)

God bless you and thank you again!

Mindy reese

November 23, 2012

Dear Nancy!

I bought one of your green krocheted hats for my daughter at a store in Franklin Tennessee. She loves it and wore it out of the store!

Thank you for making such a beautiful hat!

Mindy in Tennessee

Julie H

July 17, 2012

Dear Nancy, I received one of your beautiful Betty hats as a gift from my daughter and I just love it - thankyou for such lovely work! You will be in my heart every time I wear it, and I hope the future holds many blessings and love for you and your children.

Tinisha Witt

July 6, 2012

Thank you, Nancy. I absolutely LOVE my new hat. I will show it off and wear it all year around. I will definitely spread the word about this wonderful organization and tell people what an awesome job that the ladies and yourself are doing. May God bless you as well and take care!

Natalie Green

January 25, 2012

I just purchased one of your beautiful and warm hats! I am so proud of your beautiful work. I love to pray, too! God bless you, Nancy . I will be praying for you!
Love, Natalie

Courtney Jo

December 29, 2011

Thank you so much! I love this hat and your amazing story. May God bless you!

With care,

Lauren C

December 28, 2011

I love my betty hat! Thank you for you're beautiful work. It will be keeping me warm on my upcoming trip to the snow. Hope all is well! Best wishes from California. :) thank you again!

Marissa Gloria

December 19, 2011

Nancy, thank you for my Betty hat.. I live in the snow and it keeps me very warm. I appreciate the work you put in the create such a beautiful piece.. Again, thank you much!

Katie O'Connell

December 9, 2011

Thank you for the beautiful hat Nancy! I just recently purchased the Bella hat and today is my first time wearing it! I have received numerous comments about how wonderful the hat is, especially in these cold winter months from where I'm from! Haha I've even bragged, just a little bit, to my coworkers about the hat, the organization, and the woman who made it. I really love the hat thank you so much! I wish you & your children all the best, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

roxee jeong

December 6, 2011

THANK YOU SO MUCH NANCY! i love love my hat! i'll be thinking of you and praying for you everytime i wear my 'hodge podge'. i feel so touched by what you do and i pray that God will bless all the work that you do and your children.


November 19, 2011

Thank you for your work, Nancy. I purchased the Helm for my fiance, who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury, in part to cover and protect the healing wound on his scalp, as well as keep that bumped around noggin warm. He loves it, and I when I read your story to him, he told me he is honored to wear something you've made. We wish you the best, and hope that you and your children achieve everything you dream of. You will be in our prayers.

Rich Monastero

October 2, 2011

Nancy, thank you so much for making me a beautiful Betty hat. My girlfriend is currently in Africa soon to be helping orphans in Uganda and wanted to give her the perfect gift to give when she comes back in the cold winter. Again thank you very much and I wish the best for you!