Oyella Monica

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Prior to entering KK Uganda, Monica earned an extremely low and unreliable income through the sale of trinkets and small handicrafts in her community. As a beneficiary for KK Uganda, Monica is now able to pay school fees for her children, as well as provide food and other necessities. Our staff has noticed a drastic improvement in how she is opening up and socializing with others. She is filled with energy and life.

“My future plan is to save the money that I make from crocheting and use it to provide for my family and to send my children to school.”

“I love Northern Uganda because there are a variety of foods that are grown in this part of the country which are nice to eat.”

“My most enjoyable activity is watching games– especially football– and I enjoy it most when the team I support wins.”

“My message for KK intl. is thank you for this opportunity because the programme has positively changed my life and may God bless the founders of KK intl.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Thy Nguyen

November 15, 2018

Hello Monica O.,

I purchased a men's beanie 5 years ago and it is still in great condition. You are a great person and I still cherish my beanie.

Many thanks,

Narelle Saylor

August 15, 2015

Bought your burgundy hat today. You are a great crocheter and I love my hat!!
Thank you!
Many blessings to you and your family!

Lindsay Moore

January 3, 2015

I received my burgundy hat for Christmas. I absolutely love it and you are fabulous! Best wishes for the coming year! Thank you!!!

Amanda Glazar

December 23, 2014

Dear Oyella Monica--

I really love my new Bella had. It fits so well and is so soft, and it makes me smile. It is one of the best fitting hats that I've worn, and now that the weather is so cold here in New Jersey, I will be wearing it all the time.
I think knowing who made it makes it more personal, and I'm glad to learn about you on the website! I hope you continue your success with Krochet Kids and have incredible luck and blessings with your family.

Amanda Glazar

Ansley Vasconcellos

June 10, 2014

Hi Monica,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and the beautiful beanie (the Agatha)! You have an amazing talent and I'm so glad that it's providing you with the opportunity to support your children and send them to school. When I'm wearing the hat, I love knowing that I'm wearing the dedication and love you have for your family. Thinking of you guys and wishing the best :)


Chelsea Harms

May 2, 2014

Hello Monica,

Thank you so much for your hard work and talent with crocheting. I was so happy to receive my beanie; I wear it all the time, even in the summer! I think of you each time I put it on my head and I'm so happy to hear that you're able to send your children to school. I am in school now and very happy to be where I am because of education. I hope that your children feel the same way! May God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing your talents with the world!

Chelsea, from Puerto Rico


March 13, 2014

Thank you so much for this beautiful headband (The Jane)! I love it, and you are so talented and inspiring! I wish all the best to you and your children, and hope you continue to make more beautiful, authentic products like this headband because it not only looks adorable, but stands for strength and inspiration. Thank you!!
Erin, from Boston

Cate Nichols

March 2, 2014

I love my hat! I received it as a birthday present from my cousins. It is a great present! My cousins knew I would love it becausemy sister and I donate our birthday presents each year to St Monica's school in Uganda! We also hosted a shoe drive for 100pairs of shoes this fall for the school! I am 7 and cannot wait to come visit and help children in Africa! Thank you! Prayers for you and your children-love Cate!

Jessica R.L. Bishop

December 18, 2013

My name is Jessica. I am 23 years old and live in Oklahoma, USA. I go to the University of Oklahoma, football games are very popular here, you'd really like to watch our team (the "sooners") play a game. :)
I just bought a hat you made and feel beautiful wearing it. My hat and I will go to many places, see many things, and meet many people. I'll be looking forward to finding more things you've made :D
Best of wishes for you, your family, friends and future!
xoxo - kisses & hugs :)

Kalani C

October 10, 2013

Aloha Oyella Monica,

Just wanted to tell you that I am enjoying the oversized slouchy white-striped beanie you made. I purchased it at a local retailer at Ala Moana Shopping Center called Zumiez. Wishing you all the best and a brighter future...Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian)

Octavio Ribas

May 22, 2013

Hey Monica, I'm from Brazil and I just bought a perfect black cap you made! It is wonderful and I will wear it a lot!! Thank you so much!!! I really admire you for the great job you're doing!! Keep on doing it, it's really amazing!

I wish you all the love and peace from the bottom of my heart!!
Take care, sweetheart!

Kaitlyn Anderson

May 1, 2013

Dear Monica,
I just want to say thank you for my new hat! This has been the best birthday gift I have gotten this year, and I hope you know how many peoples lives you are touching by making these beautiful things. You are my newest inspiration, and you will be forever in my heart.
Thank you again!!!!
-Kaitlyn (Birmingham, AL, USA)

Hannah Campbell

February 3, 2013

Dear Monica,
Thank you sooo much for the hat! Its soooo pretty! I just love the style. Ive been looking for a hat like this ,like forever! I also found out about the organization at Altar'd State. May God bless you, and i hope you accomplish everything you want!
Thanks again!
Hannah Campbell (Huntsville,AL,USA)

Anne Dee Thomas

January 26, 2013

Thanks so much for the beautiful hat!! I found out about this organization from buying this adorable hat in Altar'd State and it's so cool! But I'm praying for you and thanks so much!

Anne Dee (Nashville, TN, USA)

Larissa Meyerhoff

January 22, 2013

Dear Monica,
Thank you so much for making this wonderful product. The craftmenship is truly amazing and has been a beautiful accessory during these cold winter months. I plan on purchasing more products hopefully made by you! Keep up the great work and always believe in your dreams because I believe in you.

-Larissa, New York

Emily Rioux

December 30, 2012

Thank you so much for the amazing hat! My mom purchased the Waldo for my birthday and I absolutely love it. I love this company and the work you are doing is very appreciated!
Much love,

Ashlynne Arnett

December 30, 2012

Dear Monica,
Thank you for the waldo hat! I love it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


katie gallagher

December 30, 2012

Monica, Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I got it for christmas and I love it. I can't thank you enough. Best of luck to you and your family and have a wonderful new year!

Thank you,

Heather Malcolm

December 25, 2012

Dear Monica,

Thank you so much for crocheting my new hat! My younger sister gave me a bright yellow one for Christmas morning and I love it so much! It will help keep me warm in the winter months. God bless you and your family!


Kaitlyn sparks

December 25, 2012

Thank you so much for my hat. Best Christmas present yet!!!


toni fahnestock

December 17, 2012

I love my hat!

Thank you,

Michelle Tisdale

December 10, 2012

Oyella Monica,

Thank you SO MUCH for crocheting my hat! It's beautiful, as are you! :) You are truly an extremely talented woman!
God bless you and good luck in your future!

Many thanks,

Hailee Lans

November 11, 2012

Dear Monica,
I recieved your beautiful crochet hat as a birthday present. It is so warm and unique! Thanks so much and good luck to you!

Kelly Wu

November 7, 2012

Dear Monica, I am a student living in an area that snows for the first time in my life. Your hat is keeping me warm and giving me hope that others too can get an education. I have told all my friends about this amazing program, and the amazing woman who made my hat. So many have complimented the adorable color and style of the hat.

Thank you and best wishes!

-Kelly Wu

Lisa Marie Doyle

October 20, 2012

Thank you SO much Monica!! I have received many wonderful compliments about how beautiful and how well-made my hat looks. I am a nurse and I too work with many women. I have spread your story of strength, hope, and empowerment, so even more orders for your amazing work should come soon. You are a beautiful and talented woman, and a great mother. Sending positive thoughts of love and gratitude your way!!

Thank you again - Lisa Marie xx

Cassie M Dallmann

October 8, 2012

Thank you so much! You're an extremely talented woman. I hope all goes well for you, may God bless and give you strength! Like you, I love good food! Yummy! Thanks again.
Your Colorado friend,
Cassie Dallmann

Erin Owens

July 11, 2012

Hello Monica,
I wanted to say thank you for the shoes! I ordered the striped ones and they are beautiful, you did such a marvelous job! I was so excited to see that your children are in school, what a blessing. Thank you form the bottom of my heart, I will wear these shoes until they fall apart! God bless!


Melissa Learmont

June 4, 2012

Dear Monica,
I feel so blessed to have found out about Krochet Kids and buy one of your hats! I think it is wonderful for you to become involved in something like this and I send my love and best wishes to you and your family. Thank you for your beautiful work!
Love, Melissa
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Lydia Mobley

February 25, 2012

Hi Monica,
I just want to say thanks for the Betty hat. Mine is blue and I wear it all the time. It is so beautiful and really special knowing who made it. I hope you are still doing well, I really enjoyed reading about your life and family. God bless,

Michael swim

February 12, 2012

Dear Monica O,
Sending blessing to Uganda from Long Beach California. My Girlfriend got me your hat for Christmas when I was visiting my home in Iowa, USA. Thanks for the quality hat M, it fits perfectly and is really all that I've ever wanted in a hat. Good luck to you in the coming days and in this life, peace:)
Warmest Regards,

Hope Pemberton

February 2, 2012

Thank you so much for making hats, Monica! The hat that I got is beautiful and I love it so much. The hats that you make inspire people and help them feel good. I really appreciate it and I'm so glad that I was able to buy it. It was the best money I ever spent! You are amazing and I look up to you a lot. Thanks for being an inspiration in my life. I wish you the best!
Hope, Utah, USA

Mary Nichols

January 23, 2012

Dear Monica O,

My hat has kept me very warm during our latest snow event here in Seattle. I use it every day when I go out to walk my dog and get excercise. It is the best hat I have ever owned, it is a Barney in green. You are a special person to do this to help yourself and your family. I hope Krochet Kids will keep you on the road to self dependence and that you can set an example for the other girls in your village that it is good for women to work and better their lives. I wish you success in your dream that your children go on to secondary school.

Blessings on you and your family,
Mary, Seattle, USA

Megan Larnerd

January 8, 2012

Dear Monica,

Hi there! My name is Megan and I live in California. Today is my 13th birthday and i got one of your hats! I was so excited when I opened it up! I have wanted a hat from you guys for so long! I am honored to have such a wonderful hat made from such a great lady like you! I appreciate it so much! I can't wait to wear it to school tomorrow and tell all my friends about it! You have inspired me so much! Thank you, and God bless!
love,Megan Larnerd

Aaron Evans

January 1, 2012

Monica, I absolutely love my hat that you made! You did a fantastic job and your work is beautiful. My hat not only looks great, but keeps my head nice and warm in the freezing winter where I live. I pray that God blesses you and the rest of your family, and I pray that you will be able to reach your hopes of sending your children to school and much more. Thank you for your lovley work on this hat and everything else you krochet aswell! I hope you have a great 2012!

God Bless,
Aaron Evans
Minford, OH

Ellen Bakal

December 26, 2011

Dear Monica,
I'm Ellen I am 12 years old and I have been very interested in Africa. Yesterday I woke up to a hat on Christmas. Thank you so much for the hat here in Chicago we could use the hats because of the cold weather. Thanks again...
Ellen B.

Veronica Lule

December 26, 2011


Thank you for the hat that you made. My boyfriend loved it. I hope you are doing well. Once again thank you and God bless.

Veronica and Justin

Maddy Young

December 24, 2011

Thank you Oyella Monica,
I love love love the hat. You are an amazing woman and inspire my friends and I so much. I hope you reach your goals and know that I'm cheering for you. Thank you so much!

Nicole Miller

December 17, 2011

Thank you so much for the grey Bella hat you made! It is wonderful, soft, and perfect for the cold weather here in Ohio. I hope you are doing well for your family and you are all happy and healthy. I will pray for you. God Bless!

Linda Montgomery

December 15, 2011

Dear Monica,
I bought a hat for my son for a Christmas present. It is so beautiful! Thank you so much for making this for me. My son is going to love it! He will come on the computer after he gets it and he will thank you himself. You do a beautiful job on making this hat. God bless you! Thanks Again!

Donnie Mefford

December 10, 2011

Dear Monica,
I just bought one of the wonderful hats that you made and I am in love with it! As soon as I got it, I placed it on my head for the rest of the day. Since the chilly months are approaching for us here in the States, it's the perfect companion to have in my everyday life! Thank you, for not only making this hat for me, but for being such a strong individual who never gave up. I wish you the best!
Thank you, very much.
North Carolina, USA
P.S. - your hat was the best crocheted in the entire stack, I picked yours personally as my favorite. :)

Meg Butler

December 6, 2011

Dear Monica,
I recently bought one of the hats you made!! I love it so much! its so soft and cozy, and it fits me very nicely. Thank you for putting the time and effort into making this hat! I also recently got involved with Krochet Kids and i love the work that they do for you and your family. I hope that you have a great year and that you and your family stay healthy. Thanks again!
Massachusetts, USA

Meg Butler

December 6, 2011

Dear Monica,
I recently bought a hat that you made, and I love it!! Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into this hat. I also recently got involved with Krochet Kids and i love the work that they do for you and your family. I really hope that you and your family are in good health and continue to be for a long time. Thanks again for the hat!
from Massachusetts, USA

Franesca Casdia

November 25, 2011

Dear Monica,
I recently bought one of your hats that you made. I love it. It's so soft and cuddly. I can't wait to wear it! Thank you for putting in your time and energy into this hat. I wish you and your family a good year and hope you stay in good health. Thanks again.
California, USA

Katie O'Zey

November 21, 2011

I recently purchased a beautiful yellow hat that you made, and I love it! Thank you so much for putting your time and care into my new favorite hat. It's soft and warm, and I think about the lovely woman who made it every time I wear it. Thank you so much.

Lucas DeCoste

November 10, 2011

Monica, thank you so much for the Pierre 5207.5!! It's wonderful!
I pray that your kids would receive great wisdom through their education and from your heart of self-giving love for them.
Thanks again!!
Lucas DeCoste
New Westminster, BC, Canada.

Jerry L DeLair Jr

October 18, 2011

Hello there Monica,

I am active duty US navy and just purchased the black hat! I LOVE IT!! and want to thank you for the hard work in making it!!
Jerry DeLair
Alexandria VA

Amy Bennett

October 13, 2011

Thank you for my new blue 5207.5! I touch it and imagine your hands touching it and crafting it. I will pray for you every time I put it on. It"s beautiful!

Aleah Thompson

October 7, 2011

Thank you for my white Betty hat! I absolutely love it! I wear it all the time!
Thank you for sharing your talent with me, God bless!
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

Jennifer Arellano

October 5, 2011

Thank you sooo much for my hat!! I love it!!! Perfect for the winter!! I'm glad I'm helping you & your family!!! I hope the best for you!!! <3 (:

Kadee Bracker

September 30, 2011

I just got my Betty hat in the mail today! It's wonderful and so beautifully made. Thank you so much for making this awesome hat for me. I'm gonna wear it everyday (even at work where im not allowed to wear hats). Thank you so very much and God bless you!

Much Love,

Jenny Haan

September 30, 2011

Thanks Monica for the wonderful Thomas hat you made for me. I have been wanting a new hat to wear for the winter. Our winter here can get really cold to the point -40. The hat you made for me is made very well and fits nicely on my head. I've gotten many compliments on it. I appreciate all of your hard work. I'm glad you're a part of an organization that helps your life. Thanks again.

~ Jenny

Kelsey Helveston

September 29, 2011

Dear Monica,
I just received my hat in the mail. I have never in my life seen a hat so beautifully made. I don't think I'm ever going to take it off of my head! Thank you so much. I promise that I will take good care of it!

With love,

Jordan Kimbro

September 28, 2011

thank you Monica for this wonderful hat. I'll probably wear it for a month straight without taking it off. Thank you again.


James Harkins

September 26, 2011

Monica, I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much the hat you made means to me. I wear it with pride and cant wait to show it off! I hope that all you strive for in life comes to you and your family. Just know you in my prayers, and from the bottom of my heart thank you. Love -Jamie-

Alex Shipley

September 26, 2011


Thank you so much for making my black 5207.5 hat! I am so happy that this organization is giving wonderful people like you such a great opportunity! You and your children will be in my prayers! May God bless you in all you do in life and in your future!

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have for you", says the lord, "they are plans for your good and not for your destruction."

Mario Solorzano

September 24, 2011

Thanks for the hat Monica its so cool and i can't wait to show it off! Good luck with your life and you're awesome!!

Michelle Thomas

September 23, 2011

Thank you for making my beautiful hat! It is so amazing that you make these for perfect strangers with so much love and effort. Thank you allowing me the oppurtunity to share your story to people who ask about my hat. You are truly an inspiration to everyone around the world! Thank you for putting so much love and patience in making my hat. May God bless your family beyond belief!

"Let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7

Linda Kafele

September 23, 2011

Sistah' Monica,
I absoultely LOVE my hat. I will wear it with pride and gratitude. I am so happy for the opportunity to support such a worthy cause. I wish you Peace and Blessings and we will continue to support. I am wearing my hat very soon.

Grace Louise

September 20, 2011

Thank you so much for making my black 5207.5 hat! I love it so much and it was so well made! I wish you continued success in what you are doing. Thank you again!

Matthew Burke

September 19, 2011

Thank you so much. I received my hat today and it is so beautiful, and so well done. It truly will be with me always, and means so much that it was made from your hands. Thank you so much, and god bless.

Samantha Stanton

September 17, 2011

Thank you very much for the lovely hat. It is so well made and will keep me warm this coming winter. I wish you and your family the best of luck.
With Love, Samantha

Taylor Beck

September 3, 2011

Thank you so much for my hat Monica. I love it so much. Im attempting to crochet my own hats but they aren't a beautiful as this one. I will surely wear it out wearing it so much. God bless you and your family and I wish you the best of luck with your future and your childrens.
Love Taylor

Erica Zeh

August 28, 2011

Thank you so much! I love my hat. It is adorable! I hope all of your dreams come true!!


August 26, 2011

My green scarf is lovely! I am wearing it even though it is warm here. I know I will wear it often and I will pray for you each time I put it on!

Blessings to you and your family,

Kara Barker

August 25, 2011

I absolutely love my hat! You are awesome and I pray that God will bless you a 100fold!

I have it on now, :)

I am from Missouri in the United States and it gets very cold here! Thank you for blessing me with your talents

Justin Nipper

August 12, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat Monica! It's amazing.

Much Love,

Zack Hallcroft

August 6, 2011

Hey Monica!

Just wanted to give you a quick shout out and thank you for the wonderful beanie. I can't wait to start wearing it!

One Love

Andrew Wenker

February 23, 2011

Thanks for the black hat you made me! I am wearing it almost all the time. I really appreciate the amount of work you put into the hat for me :)

Janet H.

January 1, 2011

Thank you so much for the beautiful red hat you made. I wore it out for the first time today and I have already received countless compliments on it! I can see myself wearing it almost every day. Good luck to you and your family.

Samm Guye

December 27, 2010

Thank you so much for everything that you are doing. My hat is fantastic. Everyone is amazed by it and jealous of it. Thank you so much for your hard work.

Emily Hebling

December 26, 2010

Thank you Monica! I received a scarf from my sister for Christmas that you made. It's white with a color accent and wonderfully made. I pray for safety for you and your family. God Bless.

Jennifer Holman

December 19, 2010

Dear Monica, You made this beautiful black scarf! It is so lovely and will be given to my niece as a Christmas present this year. Keep up the awesome work and may God bless you richly! With love and gratitude, Jenny

Corbin Walker

December 4, 2010

Hey Monica :)
I am a student at Mt Spokane High School, and every year that Krochet Kids International came to our school, i would by a hat. I would like to thank you for one for making this wonderful hat, and I wanted you to know who bought your hats. I think it is a wonderful program that we, as the buyers of these hats, get the privilege to know who made our hat. But i think you as the maker, should get to see who all bought your hats. I know I am not the only one to buy it, and if it was me, I would want to know or see the faces of the people who bought my hat.
Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for this wonderful hat, and say that I wear it as much as possible.

Much love- Corbin :)

Alicia Twomey

October 30, 2010

Dear Monica,
Thank you so much for the beautiful White Betty hat you made for me! It is perfect! I love it so much and I will be wearing it a lot. I admire you for your work. Thank you! God Bless :)
With much love,