Ober Florence

Uganda
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After losing both of her parents at a young age, Ober Florence was forced into marriage when she was just 14 years old. She now has seven children of her own to feed, a task which has thus far proved to be nearly impossible. Working as a crocheter for KK Uganda has allowed Florence to provide housing, food and medical care for herself and her children. She believes that working on the compound and sharing ideas with the other women has made her more confident and has greatly improved her social wellbeing.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE
“My dream is to educate my children and also start up a small business.”

LOVE DEFINED
“To love someone is to give willingly to that person without hesitation, complaint or regret.”

MESSAGE TO KK intl.
“My message to KK intl. is that they should continue to support the vulnerable women of Northern Uganda. I am so grateful for their support and what they are doing in our lives.”


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Previous Thank Yous

Paula

December 8, 2018

Thank you Ober! I love my hat!! Best wishes for you and your family!!

Riley Haskell

October 27, 2018

Thank you Ober!! I love my beanie and wear it all the time during Nebraska's freezing winters! I too crotchet but I love the products and the mission of the brand you work for that I couldn't resist buying one! Much Love <3

Heather Rozar-Abney

September 30, 2018

Thank you, Ober, for making my beautiful hat.
Wishing you all the best,
Heather Rozar-Abney

Mila Agudelo

January 10, 2018

My name is Mila I bought your hat while on vacation with my family in Taos, NM I wear it almost everyday and it is my favorite hat. Thank you so so much!

Kim

December 23, 2017

Love my beautiful hat! Sending you blessings from Boston! xo

Tyler

December 3, 2017

Thank you so much for the beautiful knit hat!

Piper - Age 6

November 18, 2017

Thanks a lot for making my hat. I really like how it has cat ears.

David Wessels

January 13, 2017

Ober,

Thank you for making my beanie. I have worn it for at least two winters now. It is my favorite.

David Wessels
Washington State USA

Lee Pappas

January 2, 2016

Thank you for your beanie, it arrived just in time for the first snowfall in Massachusetts. It's the nicest one I own and I'll be wearing it often. I hope you and your family have a healthy new year!

Christopher Hall

November 25, 2015

Hey Ober,

I just got one of your hats yesterday and it is very comfortable! I don't wear hats very often, but when I saw this, I thought it would be nice to try it out and I have been pleasantly surprised in its warmth and comfort. It'll be great to have as the weather is getting pretty chilly here in New York. I wish you well and hope for the best in you and your family's lives!

Best regards,

Christopher Hall

Stephanie Freese

October 6, 2015

I love my hat! You did a really great job! I am happy I have one now!

Angela Weiss

June 24, 2015

Hello, I wanted to thank you for the beautiful headband. I love it and can't wait to wear it and support Krochet Kids Intl. I am an artist myself and I really enjoy supporting other artists in their efforts of creating beautiful things that make other people happy. So thank you again, your artwork truly has made me happy!

Gabrielle Lampkin

April 12, 2015

When I go up to my cabin in Hume Lake, we usually go shopping on the last day. I walked around the store and I couldn't find anything I liked. Then I saw a basket of hats and they sparked my interest. I walked over to them, looked through a little bit, and pulled out the one you made and thought to myself "this is the best thing anybody's ever made" . I put it on and bought it immediately after. I'm so glad I was able to find out who made it, and I love that I got to learn yor story. Thank you so much! It's my favourite piece of clothing ever.

Kennedy & Sandy Huggett

February 22, 2015

Thank you so much for the beautifully made hat! It is keeping my 3 year old daughter's head very warm in our cold snowy city.
-Kennedy & Sandy

Tara shannon polack

September 26, 2014

My dearest Ober, I adore my blue knit hat. You are a bright beautiful light in this world please keep shining ! Your purpose in this life is a great one. Creator has blessed you and the universe smiles upon you and your children. Blessings and grace my sister:) -Tara (Los Angeles California usa)

Sue Hummel

September 8, 2014

I received my hat in the mail today and I loved that I could look inside and she your hand written name in there! I ran to the computer to look you up and as I read your story I cried. Not because I was sad, but because I felt a connection with you. I could relate to you story. You have touched my heart, soul and my spirit. I am honored to wear this hat that you made for me out of love! I too have lost both my parents and I know the emotional challenge that presents a young woman. God bless you for your strength, courage and integrity. I am honored to know you and call you my sister! xoxo

Luis Andrade

June 19, 2014

Thanks a lot for the hut. Im now in a very cold place Cusco, Peru. Good bless you and your hands

shawnee cummings

February 6, 2014

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you created. I appreciate all that you do. Good luck in the future! Lots off love, xoxo

Morgan Phipps

December 25, 2013

I received this beautiful piece of work today. It is Christmas and I am from California in the United States. I thought it was amazing how it is hand made and your signature is on it. It's really incredible, thank you so much for the hard work put in. You have a real talent. Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.
Xoxo
Morgan

Sarah

December 6, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you crocheted. It is so warm and soft! It brings me joy and comfort in the cold winter. You are such a strong woman with remarkable talents! You are an inspiration! I am so proud to wear this hat & tell my friends of you & your story. May you and your children be blessed! With Love, Sarah

Katie Marquardt

September 8, 2013

I am Katie and I am three years old. My mom just bought me a hat that you made. I like the hat. It is warm and cozy. I will wear it in the winter when it is cold. I love this hat very much. I love that you made it with your own hands. Thank you for making it for me.
Katie

Connor Todd Downs

August 14, 2013

Mrs. Florence. I can't thank you enough for my bow tie. It is amazing and you are fantastic at crocheting. I hope you succeed in your dreams and I pray for your kids and yourself. Good luck. God loves you! Thank you!!!!!

Christine W.

August 8, 2013

Ober Florence, we got one of your hats and it is beautiful! You are a very talented crocheter. I crochet myself but your hat is beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to make such a beautiful piece. I will tell my daughter who will wear it about you and your story.

Anavi

March 14, 2013

Thanks for a my lovely purple bow, it's gorgeous! Hope you & your kids are doing well.

Jon Thomas

March 6, 2013

Florence,

Thanks for making my hat. You did an amazing job! Keep up the good work. Your story breaks my heart and I'm sure many of the ladies are going through similar hardships. I would like to encourage you and your friends with some scripture...

James 1:2-12 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

(James 1:2-12 ESV)

I hope that has been encouraging to you and I wish you the best.

Love, Jon

Sam

February 8, 2013

Thank you so much for the beautiful crocheted hat! I love it! I hope you are and your family are doing well

Amanda T.

January 25, 2013

I received my hat as a gift and I love it so much! It is the prettiest hat I have up to date. Thank you Florence for your beautiful work and God Bless you and your family.

With love,
Amanda

Michelle B

January 21, 2013

Hello and thank you Florence, I just picked up a beautiful hat you made. Thank you so much, it is beautiful. All my best to you and your children and all the best blessings to your great future. Love to you and all if those you love. @)---

Annie McEwen

January 9, 2013

Thank you so much for my hat! It's beautiful and I wear it nearly everyday. I hope you and your family continue to find success, love, and happiness in this world. Love, Annie

Norena

January 2, 2013

Thank you for making such a warm and attractive hat as it is cold here in Rhode Island ! I wish you the best of luck with your family. You are such an inspiration to everyone!

Kathy Sorensen

January 1, 2013

I love the hat you made. I recieved it for Christmas. I can tell you worked hard to make a great hat. I wish you all the best. I hope your dreams come true. Keep up the good work

M. Kasper

December 30, 2012

Florence- thank you so much for blessing my hat with your loving hands. I hope all your dreams come true. I'll proudly wear my hat knowing the story and strength it represents. All my best to you.

Lauren

December 26, 2012

Thank you so much! I just received your hat for as a present. I love it so much and has become useful in the snow. Your story is amazing and inspirational . You are doing an amazing thing for your children as well as yourself. I will pray for you and you're children as they grow older. I will wear my hat proudly and remember you each day. Take care! God bless your family.

Sarah Keplinger

December 26, 2012

Thank you so, so much for my beautiful hat! You are amazing and I can't begin to explain how much I love my hat and how incredible my hat is. Thank you again and best of luck to yourself and your family! You'll have that small business started before you know it! God bless you sweetheart! Much love!

Kenzie B

December 21, 2012

My sister gave me a hat that you made for Christmas, I LOVE it! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for all that you do! I hope you and your children are doing good and I am praying for you daily! Merry Christmas and God bless!

Emily Hargrove

December 12, 2012

Florence, thank you so much for the bow tie that you made me. I truly love it, it is so beautiful! Thank you for everything that you do and I hope that you continue to brighten people's days with your gifts!

Devon Eby

December 7, 2012

Thank you so much for making this hat for me! I pray that you and your children continue to grow and be blessed!

Angela Keilberg

December 5, 2012

Thank you for such a wonderful hat! It will be a regular part of my wardrobe that I will wear with pride. Thank you for sharing your talent and skills with me and the world.

Antonia Varty

November 4, 2012

I love how unique and cute my headband you made is Ober!! When I saw it and found out I could connect with the person who made it, I had to have it and share your story. Thank you. Many blessings to you!

~Antonia (San Francisco)

Cathryn

October 21, 2012

My hat is adorable Florence. I truly appreciate your work and think you are an inspiration.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I sincerely hope your dreams to educate your children, and open a small business come true.

Best Wishes,
Cathryn

Jen

July 31, 2012

The shoes are so beautiful. I can't wait to wear these and tell everyone about how great Krochet Kids is. Thank you very much!!

Will Black

July 18, 2012

I love the hat Florence! Thank you.

Steven Matly

May 24, 2012

I love my bowtie you made Ober!!! Thank you.

Keith Leonard

March 6, 2012

I just received my new hat today, that you crocheted. I could not be more happy with your workmanship. I am blessed to be a small part of what you along with Krochet Kids are doing.

Samuel Chapin

March 2, 2012

Hi Florence!

Thanks you so much for knitting my hat! I received the hat you knit as a gift from my sister for Christmas this year, and I love it! I wear it all the time and always tell people about you and show them your name on the inside of it. I think what your doing is amazing and want to encourage you to keep pursuing this endeavor. And when times are tough, have faith and look to our Savior Jesus Chris! "For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." -Matthew 17:20. I'll be praying for you and your family! Hope your doing well!

Aaron Caldera

February 14, 2012

Hi Florence, my new hat is beautiful. I hope you and your family are doing well. Thank you.

Rachel H

January 13, 2012

This hat is so great. Thank you so much! You have a wonderful talent for this and I was so impressed at how well made this hat is and it's so soft! Thanks again!

Rachel Hall

January 13, 2012

This hat is so cute and very nicely made. Thank you so much! I absolutely love it!

kim dziuk

January 5, 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat and for sharing your story. I got my hat today and it is amazing. I cannot wait order my next one. This is an amazing organization. I wish yall the best of luck.

Robin Reilly

December 26, 2011

Thank you for my beautiful hat. It is truly a special gift. My friends and family are so impressed with your work. Your experience, strength and wisdom are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for reminding us about love and what is really important in life. I will treasure my hat for many years to come. Wishing you and your family peace, love and joy throughout the holiday season.

Meredith

December 26, 2011

Thank you so very much! I gave my daughter her hat for Christmas and she LOVED it. We lived in Florida, USA> Wishing you a wonderful year. Thank you for your hard work and beautiful talent.

Carly Schlager

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat! I love it! Carly, Ohio

Codie Zamora

December 25, 2011

Thank you Ms. Florence! I just received my beautiful hat, and I really appreciate all your hard work. I give you the best of wishes. I am sending you and your children love and light.

Penelope Kehrer

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for the amazing hat. Perfect christmas present!! I have so much respect for you. Thank you for the hat and I hope you live a happy fulfilling life!

Nycole Bradley

December 24, 2011

Hello Florence! Thank you so so much for my beautiful hat! I just got it for Christmas! It will forever be special to me and I will think of you and your children every time I wear it!
Merry merry Christmas to you and your family!
Love Nycole

Bonnie Kelsey

December 5, 2011

Florence, I just wanted to tell you that you are amazing! I just received my hat today and i absolutely love it! I was so excited to be able to get the "margot" for christmas. My grandmother used to crochet me hats with little flowers on them as a child. I wasn't able to save them and when i found this website and heard how this program effects your daily lives I knew it was a little sign from heaven! Thank you again for such a wonderful hat! I wish you and your children nothing but happiness and joy! God bless and happy holidays!

Jessi Hines

October 14, 2011

Dear Mrs. Florence,
Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I'll be wearing it all winter! I'll be praying for you and your family.
God bless you.

Ira Blum

October 10, 2011

This is an awesome hat. I hope this project has helped you.

Michael Crockett

October 7, 2011

Evening,

Just received the Twin Fin which is awesome. I am reaching out because I believe anyone that tries to better their life through diligence and work should be acknowledged. At a minimum, compliments alone for the Beanie's quality merit a thank you anyway.

So glad to be able to thank someone personally for their work. There is something to be said for building/ making something by hand.

The unfortunate result of "mass production" is the absence of a personal touch, rather pride.

I am so happy to be able to say hello and thank you.

Kindest regard,

Crockett

Kara Denny

October 3, 2011

Ober Florence,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you made! I live in Minnesota, where the winters are cold and long. I will look forward to wearing this warm, comfortable and high quality hat for several months out of the year. You are an inspiration ... I can't even imagine what you and the other ladies have gone through, but everyone of you has the warmest smile! I wish you all that you want to accomplish in your future!
Sincere thanks and best wishes - Kara

Jennifer Alliston

September 29, 2011

Florence,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! You made a Bella hat for me! I will say a prayer every time I wear it that God will continue to bless you and your family. Thank you again for this beautiful piece of art!

Love and God Bless,
Jennifer

Anthony Jordan

September 25, 2011

Mrs. Florence, thank you for the time and effort you put into this hat. I will wear it proud. I hope life continues to improve for you and your family.
With love,
Anthony

Hat: deep ocean 5207.5

Grant Trokey

September 24, 2011

I just got my hat. I love it and plan to wear it as much as I can. Thank you soooooo much!!!
lots of love
-Grant

Katie Kastler

September 23, 2011

Dear Florence,
Thank you so much for my new hat. I love it so much! Your story is inspiring and touching. Keep up the good work. God bless you.

D. Miller

September 23, 2011

Got my hat yesterday. . .now I want it to get cold so I can wear it. Thanks, Ober Florence.

Chase Christensen

September 22, 2011

Thanks for the excellently made hat. It is awesome.

Tricia Leatherman

September 20, 2011

Thank You! Im so glad I was able to help even a little bit! I Love my hat and plan to buy more they are so great! Thank You for being you and your hard work wanting to make you and your family's life better! I Love your "Love Defined" message! Thank you again for the awesome hat "beanie" :) -Tricia

Jackson Lathrop

September 20, 2011

Thanks so much for the hat Florence. It's really awesome and I love it. Good luck!

Ryan Cassidy

September 19, 2011

The hat I got is amazing. It is so much better than I thought it would be. You do great work and I wish you and your family all the best.

McKenzie Hansen

September 4, 2011

Thank you... that is all i can say!! Your story is so inspirational and I will pray that you will stay strong and always stay true to yourself!!! THANK YOU!!! -McKenzie

Christie Karpf

August 30, 2011

I just want to say I think you are amazing. I will forever love the hat you made me and always think of you. Thank you Florence, you deserve everything you wish for! I will keep this hat forever!

Jason D

August 17, 2011

Just got my hat in the mail, and I love it! It is soo cool! Thank you Florence, you're awesome!

John Thomas

June 2, 2011

These hats are great, thank you so much. I hope i was able to help out you and your family as much as possible. Your story is incredible and i sincerely hope that you begin that small business you've been wanting to start. Best wishes.

Olichka Bula

January 21, 2011

I love my hat! It is super cute. Thank you, Florence. Your story is amazing. -Love, Olichka