Lanyero Grace

Lanyero Grace spent her life believing that her brother or a husband would be her savior. However, when her brother encouraged her to marry young in order to escape poverty and she was left by both her first and second husbands to care for their six children, Grace realized that only she could change her life. Since becoming a beneficiary for KKU, Grace has been enabled to support her children and send them to school. She believes that the unity she has with the other women at the compound has given her a greater understanding of joy and opportunity and looks forward to a bright future for herself and her family.

“With the many people around me, I feel my sorrows, pain and burden all being reduced and I hope for a very bright future for myself and my children.”

“Love is living in unity with and doing well to one another.”

“I am really so grateful for what KKU and its promoters have done for my life and pray that they should continue to be a savior to the needy women of Uganda and that God may richly bless them.”

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  1. Marcia Noble

    I just received the hat you made and I love it. My friend told me about your organization. I bought this hat for her birthday coming up. I know she will cherish this hat. I was very touched by your story. Your children are so lucky to have you as their mother. Keep the faith. Praying for you and your family. Can’t wait til I order again.
    Thank you so much,

  2. Kimberly Leyba

    Hello, Lanyero.
    I just got one of the hats you made and just wanted to say thank you its beautiful and I cherish it greatly, I was touched by you’re story and wish you the best. You inspire me, you have been through so much and keep going. Thank you for being such a strong person, the world needs more people like you and you’re children are lucky to have a mother like you. I wish you all the best :)

  3. Fernando Bent

    Thank you, The beanie is really really well made! It is just a fantastic gift for my sister.

  4. Diana D'Ambrosia

    Thank you for making my beautiful warm and cozy hat!!! Your work and artistry is amazing, and I am honored to wear this and to be able to show everybody who made it! Layero Grace, may you realize all of your dreams and goals, and may God Bless you and your children.

    Many thanks,
    Diana DAmbrosia
    In freezing New York

  5. Mary Nguyen

    Hi Grace,

    I just bought this lovely green hat (I think it’s called the lilly) yesterday and I wanted to thank you very much for the great work that you’ve done. I wish all the best for you and your children and will continue to support krochet kids. Hope to see your name again soon!


  6. Sterling Doak

    Thank you so much for the beanie. I appreciate the love and care that went into this product. I wish good times and good fortune upon you and your family!

  7. Nancy Middleman

    Hi Grace!

    My baby daughter was given a hat you made as a gift, and today she is big enough to wear it! It will be put to good use in our cold Canadian climate in eastern Newfoundland.

    We’re so happy to have this for Nellie, so that as she grows we can tell her about who made her hat and the importance of supporting women around the world in pursuing dreams and becoming self sufficient. While the challenges she will face in our culture vary greatly from yours, women around the world face the challenges of a male dominated world and she will need to be strong and independent like you to become all that she can be. Women around the world need to support each other to rise up and be strong and heard.

    My husband and I both feel that it is important to teach our daughter about the world and the challenges around the globe. This hat is a starting point to what we hope will be a lifetime of love, strength, awareness, responsibility and being a global citizen.

    Thank you so much for your hard work! I knit myself, and I know how much work and love goes into every hard crafted piece and truly appreciate the hours you must have spent making it.

    Love from Newfoundland,
    Nancy, Gareth and Nellie

  8. sarah day

    Dear Grace,
    I just wanted to thank you for the hat that you made! I heard of KKI years ago and always wanted one but this past Christmas was my first one. I absolutely love it, it is gray and I wear it with pretty much everything:) I have gotten many compliments and it opens up where I can tell them about you. I travelled to Jinja, Uganda last year and fell in love with the people there! I will be praying for you and your children. I am encouraged by your story and how you have more joy and an understanding of love. God is great!
    Thank you again, love sarah.

  9. Jordan Manley

    Thank you so much for this beautiful black hat that I have been wearing all winter long! It is warm and soft and I get many compliments on it each time I wear it somewhere new. I am praying for you and your children!
    In Christ,

  10. Laura Lane

    Dear Grace,

    I love the hat that you crafted for me. Your story is truly inspiring. I am so happy that you have found the strength as an independent woman to raise your children and thrive. You are so beautiful and I hope you receive every possible joy in the future to come. Thank you.


  11. Grace Nordstrom

    Dear Grace,
    I just received a pink lincoln from my brother’s wife for Christmas! I love it so much! I can tell you have been crocheting for a while. I love to crochet, too! My sister taught me two years ago and since then I have made many scarves that I have given as gifts to my friends and families. When something is crocheted and hand-made, it is very special because you know that the person who made it spent a lot of time and energy on it. It is made with love. This pink bow headband is the most special gift I received this Christmas because it was made by you, and I know you are working so hard to provide for your family. YI pray that God will bless your work and your family, each of your six children. Thank you so much for this lovely gift!

  12. Jessica Rau

    Lanyero Grace,

    My mother purchased a light blue hat that was made by you for my christmas gift. It is the best hat I have ever had! I am so in love with it! Thank you so much!! Hope all is well! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  13. Janie Replogle

    Grace —
    My daughter-in-law gave me a beautiful scarf (“the Quinn”). It has your name on the label as the person who made it. I wanted to send you this note to let you know I greatly appreciate this scarf. To know the honorable contribution you have made with your skillful, gracious talents to Krochet Kids intl. makes this scarf even more precious to me.
    I pray for peace in Northern Uganda and peace and blessings to you and your family.
    Thank you again.

  14. stacey distell

    Dear Ms. Lanyero Grace,

    I received my beautiful hat today. Thank you so much. You have a beautiful smile and I pray for you and your children. I will only order hats and accessories from KKi. Thank you!!
    Stacey in New Jersey

  15. Kaitlyn Heyd

    Thank you so much for my beautiful hat. I bought it from a booth at Kingdom Bound in Buffalo New York. I love the cause and everything they do. You are so beautiful and I love showing your signature to people – that is so special to me. May God ABUNDANTLY bless you and your children!

    -Kaitlyn in Michigan

  16. Emily Rosier

    Today I bought what I thought was just a beautiful handmade beanie… On looking up krochet kids I realise it is more than than just handmade, it’s made with hope and love for your children which makes it extra special. thank you

  17. Peggy

    Dear Grace,
    Today is Mother’s Day in the United States and my gift from my daughter was two beautiful headbands ~ one of which was made by you. Thank you! I will wear it with pride – mostly because I know that it was you who made it! God bless you and your work… and your dreams for your family!

  18. Bekah Walker

    Lanyero Grace,
    Would like to thank you so much for my beautiful krochet headband! I love it and that it is so personal! Cant wait to wear it and think of you each and every time!
    May God bless you and you family

  19. Jennifer Hanson

    Thank you so much Grace for your beautiful work. The beret hat is lovely and so comfortable. I’m looking forward to telling people about you and your work with KKI when I wear the hat. God bless you!

  20. Sonja

    I have never been one to wear hats! Not even in this cold Chicago weather. But after I learned about Krochet Kids and even did a presentation about the organization at school I had to purchase a hat myself. I purchaced “The Betty” and I must say I look quite good in it! I receive tons of compliments and I tell everyone about how my purchase helps. Thank you for your wonderful work of art that you have created! Wishing you lots of success and Gods Blessings.
    Thanks Again!

  21. Laykin Hughes

    Just received my hat for Christmas! Love it even more after learning about the organization. Your work is beautiful and your story is beyond inspirational. God bless you and your family. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and my prayers are always with you and everyone in Uganda who are doing remarkable things for themselves and others!

  22. Paul

    Lanyero Grace, what a great name I love that your name means peaceful, joyous, happy, blessing. It also means comforter ! What a great hat! My wiFe picked it out for me for Christmas. You are a courageous woman, and I’ll pray for you and hope you’ll mention me to god as well!

  23. Sarah Martin

    Thank you for your wonderful hat! It is beautifully made and looks amazing! Stay beautiful, and stay strong. Thanks again for the hat :D

  24. Cheyenne M. Weiss

    I just received one of your hats as a Christmas gift and the work is gorgeous and I love it so much. It is very neat that you are doing this :) Your hat making=perfect

  25. Full Name*Brooke

    Thank you for my beautiful hat. Your work is amazing. God Bless!

  26. Ellyn

    I wish I could come visit and meet you! I’m praying for you and your children daily. The Lord has blessed you with great talent to create beauty with your hands. Thank you for blessing my life with your creativity. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! :)

  27. Hannah L

    Thank you so much for my hat! It is beautiful, just like you!

  28. David "Deedub" Woods

    Grace, I bought my beanie hat today because it jumped out at me from the rack as I walked by. I really think it was destine to be on my head. I am a musician and I will proudly be wearing your hat when I perform so many people can see how awesome it is! Thank you -David

  29. Mary Cecere

    Hello Lanyero Grace. I just today received my beautiful hat. Haven’t taken it off. I just love it that i just now ordered the same hat in a different color. God bless you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. I pray you and your family are well and have happy and healthy holidays.

  30. Rebecca Livingston

    Thank you so much I love this hat! I am in high school, and when i was walking around i felt really pretty in my hat you made, and whenever somebody complemented it I showed them your name and they thought it was really cool! A lot of my friends are getting them now! I hope you are your children are healthy and happy.

  31. Angie Miller

    I absolutely love my hat! It is wonderfully & beautifully made just as you are!

  32. Erin Beacom

    Thank you so much for my new headband! It is beautiful and means so much to me knowing such a strong woman made it! I wish the best for you and your children! I will think and pray for you when I wear it!

  33. Makayla Bashore

    Thank you so much Lanyero Grace! I really love my hat! It is not only my favorite color but every time I wear it I will be thinking about you and praying for you! I pray God will just bless you so incredibly much! And cannot wait to meet you in Heaven one day to thank you in person!!!

  34. Nicole

    Thank you so much for my beautiful shoes! I love them and will think of you every day that I wear them!

  35. Cynthia Davila

    Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! I tried it on and didn’t want to take it off …you have a great talent and I hope all is well with you and your family ! Thank you again!!

  36. Michelle Phillips

    Dear Lanyero Grace,

    Thank you so much for my beautifully knit hat! I love the color and the style. You have such wonderful skill and talent, and I feel lucky to get to have a piece of your work. I value you and want to commend you for what you are doing and the gifts that you are passing on to your children. May you have much peace, love, and health!

  37. Amber Hayslip

    You are truly an inspiration. Your creativity and drive is both beautiful and amazing. I’m sending my gratitude and love to you and your children in Uganda. Every time I wear my hat will be a reminder of the one who made it, thank you so much, and keep inspiring the world! You are powerful!

  38. Maci Hotchkiss

    Hello Lanyero Grace,

    I LOVE MY HAT SO MUCH! I wear it all the time and get more compliments on it than any other hat I own. You are such a beautiful person and I loved reading your story. The fact that you signed the inside of the hat, i learned some about your background, and saw a picture of you makes this hat so much more special. I will have this hat for the rest of my life, it is very special to me. I wish you the best with all of your goals, you have such a bright future!

    With Love,

    Maci Hotchkiss ( Sacramento, California)

  39. Garby Koo

    Hi Lanyero Grace,

    I just received my hat in the mail last night and was excited to learn who had made this beautifully crocheted piece for me. It is winter here in Canada, and the weather is getting cold. Having recently recovered from a bad cold, I am now dressing extra warm, especially my head. Therefore, this hat is going to follow me wherever I go for a long time. Thank you for providing me with the gift of warmth. After reading your inspirational story, I will wear it with even more pride.

    I wish for all the best for yourself and your lovely children. I am happy that you are discovering more joys in life and looking forward to all that you future has in store for you.

    Thanks again, and may you continue to use your talents to produce beautiful hats for others to enjoy.

    God bless you and your loved ones.

    Garby Koo (Toronto, Canada)

  40. Marcella Medley

    Thank you so much Lanyero Grace, i just got my hat in the mail. i already love it so much. i don’t want to take it off! i hope the next hat i get will be made with as much love as this one was.

    My best wishes to you and reaching your dreams ;) ;) :-)

  41. Kitty Yon

    Lanyera Grace,

    I went into the store simply to buy a hat to keep my head warm. Then I read about KKi, and I knew I had to buy a hat to help change a life. I love the beautiful hat you crocheted for me. May God bless you and your children as you continue to bless others with your amazing story of Courage and Hope.


  42. Linda Biggers

    Lanyero Grace,
    I love your name, but I wish to thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. I really like the neck warmer you crocheted. My nephew gave it to me for Christmas. He is Stewart Ramsey, one of the founders of KKI. May God bless you and your family as you continue to make these beautiful items.


  43. Bridie Bilos

    I love my hat, Lanyero Grace! I couldn’t ask for a greater Christmas gift–especially because its helping someone else. Thank you so much!

  44. Grace Feldmiller

    Hey Grace! Thank you for the hat you made for me. It looks beautiful and is so warm! I love the color too! Thanks again

  45. Kaytee

    lanyero grace,
    thankyou so much for the gorgous hat you have made for me. i love it.. i have been wearing it non-stop all day! please continue with this wonderful programme, so everyone can enjoy a hat as great as the one made for me! :)

  46. Jessica Clark

    Hi Lanyero Grace,
    I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for the beautiful hat you knit for me. I asked my brother for a Krochet Kids hat for Christmas and was so excited to open your beautiful handiwork this morning! You should be so proud of not only your gorgeous work, but also your determination to be self reliant and to take care of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you persevere and create a joyful future for yourself and your children.

  47. Kayla Tidwell

    Thank you so much for making my hat, I am super excited to be wearing it this winter. I am so glad this gift has been given to me .
    I want you to remember to stay strong & things may be hard now but everything will absolutely fine.
    I wish the best for you & your family. You’re a beautiful & amazing woman.

  48. Shasta Lee

    Lanyero Grace,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful hat!!! My sister gave it to me for Christmas and it fits me perfectly! You are so talented. This hat looks very detailed also so I am sure that it took a lot of patience!
    Thank you so much! God bless you and Merry Christmas!

  49. Jenna Widle

    Hi Lanyero Grace,
    Thank you so much for crocheting my hat for me. I absolutely love it. You are an amazing woman and I wish you the best of luck. I will be praying for you and your family and I hope that this program has helped you thrive through all of this. Take care and hope you and your family are well.

  50. Justin Pizzino

    Thank you for making my hat. My little girl’s middle name is Grace so it makes it extra special.

  51. Connor Caldwell

    I want to thank you for the beautiful hat that you made, I will wear it with pride always and never forget the meaning behind it. Thank You so much!

  52. Christie Dominski

    Thank you so much for this beautiful crocheted hat. I absolutely love it and I am so happy that you were able to find hope within the company and that my purchase was able to positively affect you and your families lives. I will be praying for more of that good fortune and blessing for you and the rest of your friends and family. You are loved.

  53. Jennifer Rosenkranz

    Hi Lanyero Grace,

    You are a great crocheter. Your hats are really beautiful. Thank you so much for your most beautiful hats in the world.Keep up the great work.

    I am almost 9 years old and live in the United States. I will be praying for you and your family.


  54. Carmen Williams

    Lanyero Grace,

    Thank you so much for the most beautiful and amazing hat I have ever owned. I have been talking about this nonstop and couldn’t wait to open it. This hat is way better then I could have imagined. Your craftmanship is wonderful, and I couldn’t have asked for more. I wish you all of the best in your future and thank you for the time and effort you spent on this item. Your story was as beautiful as you and the hat. Good luck in all of your future endeavors! I will be praying for you and your kids!

    Carmen Williams

  55. Mark Edward Dale

    Your 5207.5 Black crocheted hat is so beautiful! I want you to know that everytime I put this hat on, I will think about you, your story and envision the profile picture from this website. As we say in America, “Keep on keeping on” and know that the future you are providing for your family through education is priceless.

  56. Lorien Showalter

    I just got my Betty hat today and I love it! I want to thank you for your beautiful work, but even more for your inspiring story. I am amazed by your strength and courage and cannot wait to wear the beautiful hat you made, thank you and I am looking forward to purchasing more wonderful items for KKi in the future!

  57. Lillie Haldeman

    Thank you, Grace! I got my red Waldo hat recently, I want to wear it every day. I love it! I pray for you and your family, you’re really inspirational and caring.

    I’m 14 and I really appreciate you and your adorable hat making-skills. :)

    Good luck, God bless you!

  58. Gustavo

    Thank you Grace for the hat! I will wear it all the time during the cold winter nights in New Orleans to keep my head snug and warm. When my friends ask who made my awesome beanie I’m going to say the lovely Lanyero Grace from Uganada. This Volcom and Krochet Kids hat has the coolest pattern! Wish you all the best for you and your family.

  59. Nicholas James Ivers

    thank you so much for the hat you crocheted me. I pray that God blesses you and your children.

  60. Olivia Frances Boys

    I have never felt more blessed to have had this hat made by such an amazing woman, and I have never felt so amazing wearing it. I feel so whole and grateful whenever I wear it, and I could never express how beautiful it is, and how much I thank you. It was the best money I have ever spent. I will think of you every time I wear it, and hoping all your dreams come true! Thank you Grace, from the heart.

  61. Guy Paul Nuckles

    Thank you Lanyero, my hat is beautiful, I love it! I wish the very best for you and your family, and I know your love will propel the world into a better place. Please give your family my thanks, love, and gratitude, I will recommend that all my friends purchase a KKi item! Thanks again Lanyero, it really means a lot to me.

  62. Josh

    Thank you so very much! From the minute I learned of KKi, I knew I wanted to help out. I was so excited to see that my hat had arrived in the mail, not only because of the hat but the knowledge that I had helped someone worlds apart from myself and that I would be able to thank them whole heartedly. So from the bottom of my heart thank you and God bless you in all that you do!

  63. J

    I bought this hat as a gift for my boyfriend who is going to be undergoing chemotherapy in the very near future. It arrived just in time. The hat is amazingly soft and beautifully crocheted. This organization has truly touched my heart. Thank you.

  64. Meredith

    Thank you so much! I’ve been anxiously awaiting my hat since I ordered it. When I opened the mail box and saw that it had arrived, I found a huge smile on my face. It’s so special to me knowing that you made it. Again, thank you very, very much!

  65. Rebecca Johnstone

    I am truly astounded by this organization but especially by you. I really appreciate your hard work and talents. When I first received my hat in the mail, it brought a smile to my face, knowing that some one like you crafted it. Thank you so much for making this hat, I certainly will cherish it!

  66. Morgan Mednick

    I love my hat, it is beautiful and I always wear it. It feels very personal and special to me with your name, handwritten on the inside. I will have it forever and I will always think of you and the women in KKI and feel inspired. Thank you!

  67. Andrew Becker

    I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the hat that you crocheted, please continue to utilize your creativity so that individuals like myself can benefit from your talents.