Akello Florence

Akello Florence

When she was ten years old, Akello Florence was abducted by the LRA and was kept in captivity for twelve years.  During her captivity, Florence was often forced to fight against the government soldiers. Since beginning her work with KKU, Florence has been able to save enough money to support her family and send her children to school.  She enjoys doing housework and dreams of soon buying land and building a home for herself and her children.

“My dream is to acquire a piece of land where I can settle with my children.”

“Love is something that can unite strangers together, something that can turn a burning heart into laughter and smiles. Love is unconditional.”

“Thank you for the program and for all the good things the program has done and is still doing for our lives. God should bless the works of KKU abundantly so they can spread into other regions and help more vulnerable women.”

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  1. Tara Garvey

    I bought one of your hats the other day and I can’t explain how beautiful it is. Things that are hand made are always amazing, they show hard work and focus. I wish I had the talent you have. Reading your story was intense I H.O.P.E (Hold On Peace Exists)you are able to live on a piece of land with your kids. You deserve that and so much more.


  2. Ashley Cates

    Thank you SO much for my scarf. I am in love with it and I know you put in a lot of hard work to make it!! Thank you thank you!!

  3. Susanna Tovar

    Hi Florence,
    Thank you so much for making these. I
    bought mine and I absolutely love it. Beautiful
    piece of work! You are a beautiful person and where
    ever life takes you…..good luck.

    Best Regards and Warmest Wishes,

  4. Sofie Paulsson

    Florence, thank you so much. You seem like such an amazong woman!
    Lots of love

  5. Kelly Flood

    Dear Akello Florence,

    I got a hat that you made for Christmas last year. It’s my favorite present ever! I’m always wearing it, and I’m glad that to help out KKU. It’s a great cause, and I’m glad for the help it’s given. Obviously we’ve never met, but I wanted to show my appreciation for the beautiful hat! I’m happy to learn that you are doing well, and I sincerely hope you achieve your dream of obtaining a plot of land for you and your family. I’ll pray that you have a wonderful life.

    Happy New Year!
    -Kelly Flood

  6. Carson Braun

    Thank you very much! It can get very cold where I live and these hats are amazingly warm! I have wanted a hat from Krochet Kids for about a year or two now and got two of them for an early Christmas present :) i love them so thank you very much!

    - A very happy girl!
    Carson :)

  7. Karissa Ty

    Akello Florence – Thank you for taking your time and making my hat! Really love it! It’s beautiful. Cheers!

  8. Rachel Penrose

    I just bought one of the hats you created today :) I love it so much and it’s cold already in Washington state! It is so unique and beautiful. Thank you for your work!:) I hope you achieve your dream and are able to get land for you and your children!
    Thank you very, very much,

  9. Adriana Portal

    I am so in love with this hat! Thank you so much and I’ll pray that you achieve your dream of getting that house on your own piece of land. :)
    Thank you,

  10. Brenna Wolfe

    Thank you so much for making this scarf and bow tie they are beautiful. All my friends love it. I am sitting here right now with my best friend and she is in love with this scarf. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is wonderful, thank you so much!

    God Bless You,
    Brenna :)

  11. Jane van dam

    Thank you very much for the hat/beanie that u made! We have given it to my husband for his birthday and it will keep him warm and he really likes it. We are from Tasmania and it is winter now. Thank you again!

  12. Reina Horikawa

    Aloha Akello,
    I live in Hawaii where I don’t usually need such a warm hat, but I’ll be traveling to Oregon to go snowboarding soon. My friend bought me the Thomas for Christmas and I LOVE it! I can’t wait to make use of such a cute piece of wearable art. Good luck to you in pursuing your dreams. Mahalo (thank you) for your gift.
    God bless,

  13. Makaela Painter

    Thank you so much for making my wonderful hat! It is so so so beautiful. I’m not quite sure which hat you made for me but I’m pretty sure it was the helm, anyway, thank you again. I hope you will soon be able to buy land and will continue to be able to take care of your family. I hope to get my friends involved in krochet kids!! Thanks Again,