Oroma Catherine

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In order to protect herself from the roaming LRA, Oroma Catherine married when she was very young. During that time, she witnessed much of her family and all of her family land be destroyed by the war, which left her unable to work or go to school. Today she is happy to have work that keeps her busy and allows her to provide for her family and looks forward to continually improving her quality of life.

“I hope to continue to save my money so that I can send my children to school and give them a bright future.”

“I enjoy crocheting and farming.”

“I pray that God will bless you abundantly and that you will be able to help the other needy people of Northern Uganda.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Cathy Dickson

May 4, 2019

Dear Oroma Catherine, I fell in love with Krochet Kids Int'l and I love their vision of empowering others. I am so pleased with my Madeline hat in wine color! It is beautifully made and I can't wait to wear it. Thank you, again, for our masterful work.

Mark gallegos

May 26, 2018

I love my beanie! I bought it from June lake brewing company in June lake ,CA thaBks for putting so much care into making this amazing beanie. I was so cold and this helped alot. I bought it over a year ago acnd still use it :)

Kendra & Jeremy

December 21, 2017

Thank you for the stuffed fox, it is very nice and our soon to be born daughter will love it. We wish you all the best and are glad we can do our little part to help. All the best.

Julia Salt

November 13, 2016

Hello Oroma,

I am so glad you are involved with Krochet Kids. The Lilly you make is beautiful, I can wear it during any season. I hope you farming is well and I pray you and your children are happy.


Deborah Chen

October 1, 2016

Hi Oroma,

Thank you so much for crocheting my hat. This is the first fair trade clothing item I've purchased, and I'm excited to learn more about this industry. It's really beautiful. My husband and I will be praying for you and your family, and that God will reveal more and more of His love and provision.


Cara and Ella Hedges

May 26, 2016

Thank you, Oroma Catherine! I recently discovered KKi and love the organization and all the women behind it that create such beautiful items. My daughter (10) and I, knew that when we saw your white Madeline, we had to have it! We agreed to share it and everytime we wear it, it brings us both great joy to know that something you made can change all our lives for the better. Thank you for making the wonderful hat. And thank you for helping my daughter and I to make lasting memories. We pray God's richest blessings on you and your family.


April 11, 2016

I really like my Serena hairband. Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you and your children all the best, and hope they get the education you want for them. Best wishes from Canada!

Chelsea Abney

February 23, 2016

Your hat come in my Birchbox and it was a wonderful surprise! I will be buying more of the products you make!

Michael B.

January 19, 2016

Thanks for my tabbogin!! It's kept me warm here in Ohio. The current temperature here is -4F/-20C!! It's much appreciated and all my friends keep asking where did I get my hat! Take care and God Bless.


December 26, 2015

Oroma, Thank you for the time and effort for the teddy hat. It is beautifully made and perfect for my future niece or nephew, they will enjoy it.

ashley barker

November 30, 2015

thank you so much for the beautiful scarf that you made. It is true wearable art and i appreciate it and you

Sandy Vanderveen

October 17, 2015

Hello Oroma Catherine! Thank you for the beautiful beanie called 'Lilly'. Mine is a soft grey, and I love the colour! My daughter has been distributing KK hats for several years as a way to promote the ministry, but I never found one I really liked until this one. When I wear it, I will think of you and pray for you and your family. God bless you in your work.

Blessings, Sandy Vanderveen

Caitlin Carlton

January 1, 2015

Thank you so much for your beautiful work on the Madeline beanie I received as a gift! My mom gave it to me and she has also worked very hard so that my sisters and I could have a bright future. I'm sure your children love and appreciate you so much for perseverance and strength!

God bless you and your family Aroma Catherine!


December 17, 2014

I love my new hat. I love even more that it was handmade by somebody with such an impacting story to me. I will wear it until it either falls apart, or gets lost just like the last one. All the way from Washington, USA. Thank you! :)


December 7, 2014

Thank you so much Oroma! I love my hat and you are now in my prayers! The hat is very beautiful and keeps my head very warm. I am so thankful for what you are doing to help your kids be able to go to school! Much thanks!

Julie Kirkpatrick

October 26, 2014

Hello Oroma!!

I want you to know that your green crochet beanie is my absolute favorite had in the world!! I bought it a few years ago but did not realize the uniqueness behind it, or the fact that a beautiful woman hand crocheted it!! I recently traveled out of the US for the first time and my hat was always with me the entire time. thank you!!


Julie Kirkpatrick

Allison Cote

April 11, 2014

Oroma Catherine,

Your work is absolutely beautiful. I love my hat and will wear it every day I can. I wish the best for you and your family. God Bless!

Thank you!

Sara Sandra

February 18, 2014

Oroma Catherine,

I just recieved the hat you made and I absolutely love it! You are so very talented and greatly appreciated by this customer, and I'm sure many others! May God continue to bless you and your family, i wish you all the best of luck in all that you do! Give your children a hug for me and to you, a thousand Thank You's!

Sara Sandra

Margaret Schroeder

January 26, 2014

Oroma Catherine,
Thank you so much for the hat! I have worn it everyday since I bought it, it keeps my head nice and warm! Your work is beautiful and I can't wait to buy even more things from you!

Olivia Blumenshine

January 26, 2014

Thank you so much for my hat (the Agatha)! I received it from a friend for my birthday this year, and I am wearing it right now! It is beautiful: you are very talented! I will be praying for you, and for your family!

Catherine Lamb

December 28, 2013

Dear Oroma Catherine,
I received "the Bella" as a gift and it is beautiful! I was so happy to look inside and see that we share the same name. I live in the US, in California, but I love Uganda. In 2008 I lived in Tororo for a few months. I have spent many hours praying for your people and your land. Thank you for your beautiful work and may God bless you abundantly in 2014! Catherine


October 28, 2013

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my beanie hat! Thank you for such a wonderful creation and thank you for your spirit! Please continue making beautiful products, you are so talented! :) Your story is inspiring and humbling and I thank you for sharing your gift to the world.

Much love,
(LA, CA)

Ana Raquel P.

September 21, 2013

Thank you Oroma Catherine!! Got my beanie a few days ago. I love it :)

Christina Arimboanga

May 11, 2013

Thank you so much for my lovely savannah headband. I love it!

ebonnie jäger

April 20, 2013

Hello, my name is Ebonnie Jager and i live in australia.. thank you so much for making my beanie. I love the colours so much, I brought it with my birthday money.

Michelle Tuttle

February 21, 2013

Thank you for the beautiful hat Oroma! I'll wear it with pride. Good luck from St. Louis Missouri!!!

Abby Danielle

January 21, 2013

My friend bought a hat for me that you made, it is so beautiful. i love it. Thank you, Abby

Kristen Hayworth

December 25, 2012

Oroma Catherine,
I received the beautiful hat you made as a Christmas gift. I could not be more pleased! I wish you a very happy New Year! Thank you for crafting something so nice and for sharing your story!!

Donelle Henderlong

December 25, 2012

Oroma Catherine---

Your smile is gorgeous! Thank you for my beautiful Lilly hat! It is gorgeous! I received it this morning for Christmas. I hope there are many blessings to you and your children in the near future :)

Lots of love to you!

Jillian Kelly

December 23, 2012

Thank you so much. I have been searching for the perfect hat and when I saw your's I couldn't resist. You are extremely talented. God bless you and your family.
Thanks again!

Madelyn Vancour

December 18, 2012

Thank you so much Oroma Catherine! I am so thankful for my beautiful hat! It fits perfectly, I've never seen one better than this. The crochet flower is absolutly gorgeous and I am so pleased and blessed to have it. God bless your beautiful soul. I will pray for you and your children. You are a gorgeous woman, smart, intelligant, just simply wonderful. I could not be happier. I love you and hope your future is bright. Thank you so much for making me this beautiful masterpiece!

Andrea Kosmicki

December 13, 2012

Oroma, my hat is beautiful! It fits me perfectly and I love the style! You are such an inspiration. I love displaying your beautiful creatively during these cold months and sharing the story these hats represent. Thank you so much for making me my favorite hat!

Sergey Morozov

December 13, 2012

Oroma thank you so much. I really like my new hat and I'm getting compliments on it. It is very comfortable and warm. I'm very happy with it! I wish you the best and I'm spreading the knowledge about krochetkids.org

Katherine Rendon

December 3, 2012

Oroma Catherine, thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I was at Whole Foods and saw the hat and knew I had to have it. I'm in love with it! It is beautiful and I have received many compliments on it. You and your family are in my thoughts and I wish you the best.

Krista Hill

November 17, 2012

Hi! thanks so much for making these hats! mine is beautiful and very well made! im glad i could help contribute by buying one :) thanks a ton!

Lisa J

March 6, 2012

Dear Catherine,
The hat you have crocheted is so beautifully made! Whenever i wear it i think of you and what a strong woman you must be. Then i think of your contagious smile and it makes me so incredibly happy that i recieved a hat that you have made. You and your family are in my prayers. Thank you so much!

Becky Wood

February 4, 2012

Oroma Catherine,
Thank you so much for making my hat! My beanie is lovely and so are you. Keep up the great work and good luck!

Nicole Castro

January 23, 2012

Dear Catherine, I love my beanie very much. It's my favorite hat, and it's the only one I wear. I have nothing but gratitude and respect for you. Thank you so much, and I hope the best for you and your family!

Mark Averill

January 21, 2012

Hey Catherine...i'm digging my hat. I've been looking for a while to find the one that fits just right and when i saw this i had to get it. I'm trying to save money to put my kids in school too. Hope you're able to help your kids out.

June Liechti-Adamson

January 11, 2012

I love my hat Catherine! I bought it in San Diego, California, U.S.A. and brought it back home to Biel-Bienne, Switzerland where I can get alot of use out of it in winter! So funny how far the hat has already traveled. I'm thankful for it, and I wish you all the best!!

Jonathan ColonRivera

January 10, 2012

First off, thank you so much for this beautiful hat, I was so excited when I got it and then I saw your name on the tag and I knew I had to thank you. You did a wonderful job on the stich pattern I really admire the hard work you did to make the hat. Again I want to say thank you and I may not know you personally but if I were to meet you I would love to give you a big hug. Oroma Catherine I hope God blesses you and your family. I hope that all your dreams come true. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Jonathan ColonRivera

January 6, 2012

Hi Oroma Catherine I just received my wonderfully crotchet hat that you made. I want to thank you for the beautiful hat. I'm moved by your story and I hope for a brighter future for you and your family and for Uganda. I pray that God blesses you and your family and Krotchet Kids kind hearts for helping Uganda. Thank you Catherine stay safe.

Jennifer Castro

January 4, 2012

Oroma catherine,
I received my hat as a christmas gift and i have to say it was my favorite one! This hat means a lot to me and i wanted to thank you so much for it! It is truly amazing and your work is beautiful. I will pray for you and for your dream to come true thank you so much for this special hat :)

Elizabeth H.

January 2, 2012

Dear Oroma Catherine,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hat! Its ivory color and delicate crocheted pattern are absolutely lovely. I love wearing it and thinking of you. Wishing you all the best in 2012. You and your family will be kept in my thoughts and prayers. :)


December 27, 2011

Oroma, what you do is simply amazing and would like to thank You Your crochet work is beautiful and I'm glad I purchased this hat/beanie . I'm honored to know I am helping you provide for your family. You are a strong woman with A good head On your shoulders. Much love and thanks from. California!

Madeline Ingram

December 26, 2011

Oroma thank you so much for making my hat! It was one of the biggest things I wanted for Christmas this year:)
I love supporting this organization and you and I pray you will achieve your dreams.
Thank you so much for what you do! I will be spreading your story every time I wear your hat:)

Kendall Taylor

December 25, 2011

Hi! I got a beautiful yellow hat from my sister for Christmas and I absolutely love it!!!! Me, my brother, and sister all have hats from Krochet Kids and we all love them very much!!!! I think I'm going to get another hat for one of my friends, and it would be super awesome if we each got one made by you!! My hat is super soft and is even one of my school colors!! Thanks from Ohio!!!

Meaghan Hansen

December 9, 2011

Thank you Oroma! The hat is beautiful and I pray God continues to bless you and your family. Blessings!

Kyle Monin

December 5, 2011

That hat is awesome! Probably the most comfortable and best fitting hat I have ever had. Perfect timing too because the weather here will be getting cold enough that I will have to start wearing it everyday. Good luck in all your future endeavors!

Amanda Johnson

December 5, 2011

Catherine, thank you SO very much for the beautiful hat! I absolutely love it, it has been keeping me very warm in San Diego. I pray for you and your family to continue doing great things, and that you can reach all your dreams. I know you can, and I know you will! Continue to make hats, and we'll continue to buy them:) WE love what you are doing! :)

Christopher Stober

December 4, 2011

Thank you for the hat. It keeps my bald head very warm in the winter!

Chelsea D

November 27, 2011

Thank you so much for my new favorite hat! It was supposed to be a christmas present but I made my mom give it to me early so I can say thank you to you! I love it and I am wearing it as I type!

Elizabeth B.

October 17, 2011

Thank you for the hat!! I am excited for cooler weather to come soon so I can wear this everyday!! I pray that others will continue to buy hats so you may send your children to school. Again, thank you so much!

Matthew and Gabby

October 14, 2011

Thank you so much for the amazing hat, keep up the fantastic work!

Megan Richard

October 10, 2011

Thank you so much Orama! I absolutely love my hat and I love it even more now that I have read your story. You are nothing short of amazing and I hope you prosper in all that you do. I pray that you will be able to send your children to school and that you will be able to save up enough money to spend a little on yourself. :)
Thank you so much!
and God bless!


P.S.- You have a gorgeous smile. Do not ever let anyone make it go away.

Kristen McNeese

October 1, 2011

Hi Oroma Catherine. First I would like to say that I love love love this hat! But my favorite part is that I got to see the person who made this hat. I love that I got to help you out with your savings for your kids to go to school. You are fantastic at crocheting. Thank you so much for making this hat. God bless you and your family :)

-Kristen M.

Brian Kolb

September 28, 2011

Dear Oroma Catherine
I'm honored to wear the hat that you made. Such a great piece. I pray God's mighty provision for you and your family and that you are able to send your children to school.
I'm sharing your story and the hat with people in my office and encouraging them to support your efforts as well.
Keep on smiling, Oroma Catherine. Your light shines bright.
Peace & Grace, Brian

Shawna Hutzenbuehler

September 27, 2011

Thank you for the hat, it's gorgeous. I'll be wanting more in the future :] You're amazing, I will continue to spread the word about this extraordinary project. <3

Madison Hunter

September 21, 2011

Thank you so much for my gorgeous hat! I think that it is really cool that you can use your hobby of crocheting to provide for your family! You are very inspiring and you are able to touch so many people. You are amazing! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. God bless!

Joanna Budd

September 19, 2011

Oroma Catherine, I was so excited when I received my hat in the mail today! Thank you for creating something so beautiful for me this winter. You are truly a strunning woman, both inside and out, and your smile makes me smile too! I will be praying for you, thinking about you, and spreading the word everytime I wear my hat! You are loved! God bless!

Kiera Carpenter

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! Every time I wear it I will think of you courageous, fearless women in Uganda. You are amazing!


Cassie Wilkins

September 8, 2011

Thank you so much for making my hat!! I love it! You are an amazing, strong person! We love you from way over here in America! God bless you!!
~Cassie :) <3

Tara Bergeron,

September 2, 2011

I am very happy to see that you have remained so strong-sprited in the face of the adveresity you have seen. Your inner beaty is reflected in you beautiful smile. Go with God and continue to live for your dreams.

Sarah Trethewey

July 23, 2011

Hi! I bought one of your hats at Creationfest, that's a festival for christain bands and it was very admired. I've gotten many compliments and I've been spreading the word about your orginazation. Keep up the great work!


May 20, 2011

Hi Oroma Catherine! I just got the hat you made in the mail today and I was so excited that I jumped up and down in front of my mail box! It is beautifully made and I can't wait to wear it. I wish you and your family the best!

Much love from Washington State!

Steven Brownell

April 4, 2011

Hi! Thanks for the hat. Apparently it looks great with my eyes. I think what you are doing is great and I'm glad to be a part of this organization! Have a great day!