Lagum Agnes

Despite her mother’s hard work, the death of her father caused much hardship for Agnes and her family. Looking for a better life, Agnes went to live with her uncle where she was then brutally mistreated by his wife which led to her decision to drop out of school and flee back to her mother. After being home for one week, Agnes was abducted by the rebels and lived in captivity for two months. Being apart of KKU has given her the finances to seek medical treatment, provide food, and buy household items for her and her family. The program has also enabled her to pay for her children’s education.

“My future dream is to educate my children, buy a plot of land to build for my children, and seek thorough medical treatment for a disease that has tortured me for close to eight years. Now I know that all will be fine because I can now afford the medical drugs.”

“The most beautiful thing about northern Uganda is the soil. It’s so fertile and good for agriculture activities.”

“Love means happiness and care for one another.”

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  1. Christie Soelberg

    I bought my beanie at a Nordstrom a year or so ago. I discovered the tag on the inside one day with the handwritten name and I was compelled to learn more about you and Krochet Kids. Your story is amazing and inspiring! May you and your family always have the opportunities you need to live a happy and successful life.

    Thank you Agnes!

    Christie S
    From Cedar Hills, UT, USA

  2. Michael pascavage

    Thank you for makeing this hat im giveing it to a friend for Christmas and she loves beanies it’s her favorite color she is gunna love it thank you so much

  3. Lucy Elizabeth Thorstenson

    Thank you for making my new wonder full hat it is so fuzzy and warm.Hope you can fight off that disease

    your friend,

  4. Kris Lee

    Dear Agnes-

    I am so glad that I purchased the “Waldo” beanie and that I had the opportunity to read a little about your life story. I admire your strength and perseverance through the numrerous struggles you have faced, and I am glad that the KKU has been able to help you achieve your dreams.

    It doesn’t get very in cold in California very often, but I look forward to wearing my beautifully crafted beanie whenever I can. I hope each day brings your closer to your dream of owning your own plot of land, and I hope you and your family continue to stay in good health. I wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday and thank you again for such a wonderfully made product.

    Happy Holiday!

  5. Peggy Hawkinson

    Hello, Agnees!

    Today I bought a lovely hat crochet by you and I love it!!! It’s purple, very warm and very beautiful. We are having a very cold snap here in Washington state so I needed a warm, fashionable hat to wear. I always have a hard time finding suitable hats that fit as my head is smaller than most. Your hat fits me perfectly and I love it!!!

    Please keep making more hats as I will surely wear this one out!
    Blessings, Peggy

  6. Pauline

    Hello Agnes,

    I recently bought a Nora headband and love it and love that such a strong woman made it. Your story shows your inner strength to persevere and I am honored that I get to wear a product made by such a dynamic woman.

    Thank you!


  7. Lara Diamond Phillips

    Hi Lagum,
    I recently purchased a delightful bow tie for a friend and wanted to thank you for making it so beautifully.
    Be well,

  8. Tim Harvey

    Hello Lagum,

    I was given a bow tie that you made by my friend. It is beautiful! I had never heard of this program before, but I think it is so wonderful. I love that I can see who you are and where you are from. I hope that your dreams to have good health, buy a plot of land, and educate your children come true. Thank you for the beautiful bow tie :)

  9. Kiara Patino

    Hi Agnes! I just received my gorgeous Madeline beanie and I loooove it! Your work is SERIOUSLY amazing. Thank you for your quality work. I am inspired by your story :) I wish for you to be prosperous, happy, and be full of love!
    Thank you! :))

  10. Sheila Schwander

    Dear Agnes, My youngest daughter (20) bought me a cute little tiny hat that can be used for a Christmas ornament. I think she picked something made by you because her older sister (26) has been to Uganda two times and loved her visits there. Thank you for making such a cute item. I will think of you every Christmas when I hang it on my tree. I wish you much love, health, and happiness. And I hope you get your piece of land. Happy New Year. Sheila

  11. Kelly

    Dear Agnes,
    I just received the “Lilly” hat for Christmas and love it. I want to thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it. It’s beautiful and I wear it, thinking of you and it will always remain special. Stay strong and positive. Take care!

  12. Madeline kelley.

    Dear Agnes
    Thank you so much for this beautiful hat. I am looking forward to wearing it this next winter. You and your loved ones are in my prayers. If possible I would love to stay in contact with you. Thank you again. God loves you and so do I.

  13. Envoye` Myers

    Dear Agnes,
    Your story has touched my heart. You are such a strong woman. I’m so thankful for the kku program because it can help wonderful people such as yourself get on their feet, and make their hardships become easier. Thank you SO much for my “Bella” hat that you have made me. Everytime that I wear it, I’m always reminded of you. Please keep up your wonderful work and thank you so much. Also, I strongly agree with your definition of love. Well said. God Bless You, Agnes.

  14. Elizabeth Ford

    Dear Agnes,
    You have so many talents. One being the amazing amount of strength and perseverance you have not only shown the world but your beautiful children. I can only imagine how proud they must be of you. Another talent is creating such a beautiful hat. Every time I see my hat I am reminded of your strength and perseverance and it makes me work a little harder to make a difference in this world. I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful hat and for your wonderful story. Stay strong and I believe that all your dreams will come true. You have brought an extreme amount of love and happiness to me and I am forever grateful. Thank you.

  15. Jamie Padilla

    Thank you! I hope KKU provides you with new blessings that you so rightfully deserve.

  16. Jean Jones

    Thank you Agnes for the beautiful Betty Hat! You are very talented and I love that you have never given up on your goals despite challenges you have encountered. May you have peace and abundant blessings for you and your family. I will think of you often! Jean

  17. Gabrielle Basha

    Agnes, I just received the hat you crocheted as a gift from my cousins. It is very beautiful and I wish you all the best. My family and I are sending our love this holiday season! I hope all your dreams come true and your health improves.

    All the best,

  18. Savanna

    Agnes thank you so much for my hat! It’s beautiful. I’ll be praying for you and all of your dreams! I pray u overcome your disease. Best wishes an thank you so much!

  19. Grace

    Dear Agnes,
    You have an INCREDIBLE amount of strength. I am confident if you keep strong like you’ve always been this program will help you. I hope you will never have to feel the pain of your disease, and that you will be able to buy a plot of land and education for your children. I love my Eisley hat you made for me, the color and textures are incredible. Whenever I see or think of the hat I will be reminded of you, and I’m going to keep you in my prayers. Stay courageous, and thank you for the beautiful hat.