Adong Janet

As a child, Adong Janet and her sister were forced to take care of all household chores as their stepmother was unwilling to do so. Although she married young to escape this life, she and her husband often struggled to earn enough money to support themselves and their family, which nearly led to their separation. Today, Janet is able to help her husband support their family and is saving money that she hopes to use to send her children to school.

DREAM FOR THE FUTURE
“I dream of starting my own business so that I can make enough money to send my children to school through university.”

FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“The people of Northern Uganda are forgiving and warm, which makes it a pleasant place to live.”

MESSAGE TO KKi
“I am so grateful for all that you’ve done for me and I pray that more countries will hope to buy our hats so that we can make more and sell more and you can help more needy women.”

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  1. Kenzie Chapman

    I just received my hat from you today, and I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE IT! It is so beautiful, just like you :) God bless!!!

  2. Nerine Du Plessis

    Hi Janet,

    I just wanted to say thank you for my lovely Hoot hat. I admire your strength, and motivation. The world needs more women like yourself. You are courageous, and I hope that one day your children will attend university!

    With such a caring, strong, and smart mother I am positive that they will continue their education.

    I hope everything will get better for you. I will pray for you and your family.

    Sincerely

    A South African in Canada!

  3. Rachel lougher

    Thank you so much! I bought a blue hat you made and I absolutely love it!

    Rachel

  4. Elizabeth Sensing

    Hello! I received the Madeline for Valentine’s Day from my boyfriend. I can’t wait for spring so I can wear it around! Thank you for taking the time to make it! Best to you and your family!

  5. Jen DeMarco

    Thank you so much for my lovely hat. It is beautifully crafted. I wish you and your family well, and all the best for your future.
    <3

  6. Kristen Scott

    Adong Janet! I received one of your beautiful hats for my birthday, and I’m so excited to wear it sometime, thank you so much!

  7. Lauren Starr

    Thank you for my new cozy hat!

  8. Jose Ceniceros

    Thank you so much for the bow tie! It has garnered so many questions when I wear it. I love sharing the story behind it!

  9. Marc Fruto

    Thank you for the awesome hat you made for me,I really like it. I am so honored to help you and your family. I will wear this hat as often as I can. It’s nicely done,good job.
    Keep doing what your doing,I’m sure a lot of people will help you
    God bless!!

  10. Sabrina Hernandez

    My boyfriend’s father gave me the hat you made and I just wanted to thank you for making it. I wear it every single day. It is so well done and beautiful so thank you very much!

    Keep making more, they are wonderful!

    From, Sabrina Hernandez

  11. Alisha

    Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. Every time I wear it I keep you in my thoughts. I hope that all of your dreams come true.

    -Alisha

  12. Briana Rossi

    Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I am a performer for Cirque du Soleil and after shows, I always wear my hat! There is rarely a day that I don’t wear it. I’ve actually gone back and bought two more for gifts because of how wonderful they are. I wish you much more prosperity and perseverance as you pursue your dreams and the dreams for your children. Much love from Las Vegas!
    -Briana Rossi

  13. b byrne

    Thank you for making my high quality hat. I bought It in Seattle, Washington and will travel with it between there and my home in Hawaii. I plan to purchase more of these hats for my family to keep warm in Buffalo, New York. It is obvious that you take pride in your work. Thanks!

  14. Julie D.

    Thank you for the wonderful hat that you made, I received it as a gift on my birthday. It is beautiful and will keep me warm during the winter. I hope you continue to make more beautiful hats.Wishing all the best for you and your family. God bless. :)

  15. Adam T

    Thanks Janet! The hat you made is great and keeps me warm in the NYC winter. Wishing you the best!

    -Adam

  16. Allison McKone

    Adong, thank you for the wonderful headband that you made! I just looked you up on the website and found you….you are very beautiful! Thank you again I will share your story everytime I wear my amazing headband. Praying for you all!

    Ally

  17. Dave Fenstermacher

    thank you so much for making my hat, Janet! i love it! i want to be able to wear it wherever i go and tell your story so other people will be encouraged to buy hats that others from KK have made and help support them too! i hope all is well!

  18. Kyle Swigert

    I love the hat Janet! Thank you so much you are very talented!

  19. Kinnon Wolff

    Thanks!!
    I was visiting Hawaii from Canada and saw your toque in a store, although everyone thought I was a bit ridiculous coming to some place hot and buying a toque, after hearing your story I couldn’t walk away without buying one. I am a teacher and truly believe that every child should have an opportunity to go to school. I hope that more people will support this cause and you will be able to send your children to University. Continue the great work, thanks again!!!

  20. Catherine Khoo

    Janet,
    Thank you so much for making my hat and I am truly enjoying it. I received the hat for Christmas and I put it on my list because I knew that it would help support wonderful people like you. I am so happy that you are able to support your family. Thank you so much again for my hat and I will definitely purchase more hats from Krochet Kids so that I can support more wonderful people.
    All the best,
    Catherine

  21. Emma Corcoran

    Janet,
    Thank you so much for making such beautiful hats. I love it! You are an amazing woman and I wish you and your family the very best in life. I will keep you in my prayers, always stay strong!

    God Bless!
    Emma

  22. Jessica Lewis

    Thanks for making the hat. I love it (the Betty) thanks so much!

  23. Monica Tuminello

    Janet, thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat! I love my Bella and I’ve been wearing it almost every day since I received it. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it which has helped me spread the word about you and Krochet Kids International! I hope to buy another Bella very soon. I also hope that you are able to achieve all of your goals and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Much Respect,
    Monica
    Baltimore, MD, USA

  24. Josh Garrett

    Hey Janet! Thanks so much for the awesome hat!! You did an amazing job!! My mom gave me this hat for Christmas and I think its awesome. I can’t wait to show my friends. Right now I’m in school to become a pastor and I can’t wait to share the story of my hat to everyone I can. I truly believe that this is an amazing organization. I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless

    -Josh G, Memphis, TN

  25. Hannah Lancaster

    Hello Janet! Thank you so much for making the hat I received for my birthday! When I figured out the story behind my toboggan, it completely made my day! I cannot express my joy enough and I am so happy that there are people as considerate and hard-working as you! I hope the best for your family! People like you will continue to inspire my teenage life! My dream has always been to come to Uganda and maybe that will happen! Again, thank you so much for my hat!

    -Hannah Grace , God Bless you!

  26. Sarah J Simmons

    I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful piece of love you have created! This hat will forever be a remembrance of your hard work and dedication to your family! It is truly an inspiration to me! God bless you and your family!
    -Sarah

  27. Matthew Hutchings

    Hi Adong! I was looking for a cool toque and when I saw a Krochet Kids commercial I was so happy I could get one from such a great company. I hope you enjoy what you do as much as I like this toque (the 5207.5), it is great! You did such a great job! You have made me very happy and I hope that makes you happy as well. Until next time,
    Matt H, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

  28. Anna Dierks

    thank you so much janet! i got my hat today and love it! this program is so amazing and i am so glad you are able to support your family!! god bless.

  29. Manny

    Thank you for the great work you’ve done! Wish you the best in life and God bless you….

    Thank you from San Diego, CA _ Manny!!

  30. Tyler Chadwick

    Janet, thank you so much for the hat! It is incredible and extremely comfortable as well as keeping me warm during the cold weather in Ithaca, NY. You did a great job and I will continue to purchase things from krochet kids international. Continue to do an amazing job and support your family!

  31. Kelsey Cavanagh

    Thank you Janet fo the wonderful hat you’ve made me! I am so honored to wear it and tell everyone that you made it and where it’s from. I am currently training to be a social worker in the U.S. and your story along with all of the stories of these amazing women inspire me to help those in need. You are truly beautiful and inspirational and I hope that you can do everything you want to do for your family. Continue working hard and following your dreams and you can do ANYTHING! I am so gracious!

  32. Megan Sowder

    Thank you for this great knit hat Janet! I appreciate all the hard work you’ve done! You are a beautiful person, best wishes to you and your family.

  33. Jimmy Kline

    Janet
    I just received my hat today! I love it! Thanks for all of your work! I will pray daily for you and your family.
    May all of your dreams and wishes come true!
    God Bless!

    Jimmy K.

  34. Audrey Huelson

    Thank you so much for my hat! Everytime I wear my hat I am reminded how much of an inspiration you are to never give up hope and to keep on going even when the going get tough .. So many blessings to you and your family and may many more blessings come in the near future.
    thanks again

  35. Mercedes Toro

    Thanks so much, I love my new hat. I’ve been wearing it all day. I’m honored to wear something you made. Everyone has been asking, “What is so special about the hat?” and I tell them about you and Krochet Kids and they think it’s awesome and they are totally interested in getting one of their own. Good luck and God bless, Mercedes. ♡

  36. laney hutchins

    thank you for my hat. every time i wear it i will think of you and what wonderful work you do. i hope you and your family are well.

    love,
    laney

  37. Kara

    Thank you so much for the lovely hat. I am so happy. I love my Bella :D Thanks for all your hard work, and I wish you and your family the best of luck. I hope your dream of owning your own business comes true!
    Love, <3
    Kara

  38. Sally Campbell

    I love my new hat and can’t wait to wear it and to tell everyone about Krochet Kids.

    Thank you so much and best of luck to you.

    Sally

  39. Mathew Mendoza

    Thank you Janet for the beanie. I love it. You did a great job. I feel honored that I am wearing a product that you have made.

    I wish you the best in everything you do.

    Thank you
    Mathew.

  40. Vicki Yang

    Thank you Janet for the gorgeous hat! I absolutely love it. My mother had a similar hat when she was my age and after she died I made sure I kept it. This hat reminds me of the same style and brings back a lot of good memories. Thank you for sharing your story with us and for all your hard work in making these beautiful things. I wish you and your family all the best and hope for a successful and happy future!

  41. Izzi Moes

    Thank you Janet for the wonderful hat you made for me. I’m so grateful to you for being able to share your story and make such wonderful products. I will be searching through stores to find more hats that YOU specifically made so I can support you even more.

    Thanks and love,

    Izzi Moes