Leonor Melendez

Leonor has faced many obstacles in her life. She was unable to complete any school beyond the sixth grade because her family was experiences serious financial difficulties. Leonor waited until she was old enough and then began working as a cook in a restaurant. Her true goal was to go back to school, so she moved to Lima and is continuing her studies while at KKPeru. One of her dreams for her future is to graduate from high school and to provide a better life for her children.

“My dream is to graduate from high school someday.”

“I would like to open a Chinese food restaurant.”

“I want to thank KKP for everything.”

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  1. Sabrina

    Dear Leonor,

    I cannot thank you enough for krocheting my hat! It is my favourite thing in my closet at the time. I hope you get to finish highschool and start your own restaurant one day. You really deserve it, darling!

    With Love,

    From Sabrina

  2. E. G

    You’ve made such a beautiful hat, I love it! I want to thank you and I wish you luck in pursuing your dreams. You are beautiful and I hope everything goes well for you!

  3. Susan McKenna

    hello Leonor, I am so thankful to be a part of this project by purchasing this new hat. I absolutely love it and admire your wonderful talent. Best of luck in everything you do!
    It will think of you every time I put it on

  4. Dillon Indilicato

    Thank you so much for making my hat. I am 9 years old and my parents bought it for me at a Christian conference in Chandler Arizona in USA.
    I hope all of your dreams come true. I will think of you when I wear my hat.’
    love, Dillon

  5. Allyson Baker

    Hello Leonor! I just purchased a hat that you made! I am currently I Australia, visiting from Canada. You did a fantastic job and I can’t wait to wear it back in the cold snowy weather. I wish you all the best in your future and pray that all of your dreams and ambitions come true through all of your hard work and perseverance.

  6. Valarie Lake

    Thank you for the gloves! I am keeping a pair and giving the other as a gift and I know my friend will love them too. Good luck with your studies! You are a wonderful inspiration and I am proud to wear your work!

  7. Jade Hyden

    Thank you so much for the hat, I wish you good luck at graduating :-)

  8. Elizabeth Chestnut

    Querida Leonor,

    Muchas gracias por el gorro que usted me hizo. Vivo en Nueva York y hace mucho frío aquí y sé que lo voy a usar mucho este invierno. Su amor para su trabajo es evidente en la calidad de este gorro.
    Mucha suerte con sus estudios y muchas gracias por mi nuevo gorro.

    A Dios se bendiga,

  9. Emma Bowles

    Hi Leonor! I just received a pink and brown Pom Pom beanie that you made as a Mother’s Day gift. It’s so gorgeous, I can’t wait to wear it on cold winter days in Australia!
    Thank you so much, I love it!

  10. Katherine Fadelli

    I bought a blue striped hat that you made and I love it so much! I wear it almost everyday! I have gotten many compliments on it and it keeps me warm in the cold winters here in Wisconsin. Thank you!

  11. Liv Let

    Hi, Leonor.
    A friend bought me a lime green scarf you made for my birthday and I wear it all the time! Thanks so much for your work and I will pray you meet our goals of graduating high school and providing the life you wish to have for your children. God bless you and know that a girl in the Midwest is wearing your lime green scarf!

  12. Georgia Marshall

    Dear Leonor, I want to tell you how much me and my dad love your hat. It feels like there’s a heater in it. I would like to have one. Love Georgia . At age 7

  13. tyler ransburgh

    Thank you for the gray beanie! It looks great and the quality is fantastic.


  14. rcameron

    I just bought a hat last week and I love it! It’s a grey beanie with red, white and blue stripes. It was great for the snowstorm we just got in Canada. IT’s so warm and helped with the -20 degree weather we just had. I wish you luck with graduating high school! I love the hat and wish you luck with your future and education!

  15. Kyle Montooth

    I wear the beanie you made every day! I love it. Thanh you!

  16. Liz Shattler

    Hola, Leonor,

    I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and it is quite snowy and cold right now. Your hat is so warm and comfy I don’t want to take it off! Thank you so much and I wish you all the best!


  17. Taylor Van Duinen

    Hola, Leonor!

    I have a pair of shoes with your beautiful crochet work at the top. I love them! and get compliments on them all the time. Thank you so much for making them for me. I’m sure that your hard work will help you accomplish your goals. Praying that you are able to finish your education and provide for your family. Let God be the center of your life, and he will bless you more than you can imagine. May the new year be full of blessings for you and yours.

    Muchisimas gracias.

  18. Ehryn baker

    I love my hat! It is absolutely beautiful! I live in Montana so I will stay nice and warm. Best wishes and blessing in all that you do (:

  19. Alyssa Avallon

    Hola Leonor! Voy a escribir en español – me encanta el español. Aunque no soy una hablante nativa, lo he estudiado en la escuela. Espero que me entiende bien :) He recibido mi gorro, hecho por usted, y es perfecto. Vivo cerca de Nueva York, en los Estados Unidos, y en este momento tiene mucho frío. Este gorro es muy necesario. Estoy segura que va a cumplir la escuela – parece como una persona inteligente y sincera. Muchas, muchas gracias por todo que ha hecho, y buena suerte.

  20. E.B.

    Hola! Cómo estás? Amo mi gorro. It is beautiful, just like you! I wish you the best for the future.
    ¡Muchas gracias!

  21. Laura Beth

    Hi Leonor!

    Thank you so much for making my beautiful infinity scarf. I absolutely love it! The Lord tells us in Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Keep working hard and delight yourself in Jesus. He has an incredible plan for your life! Everytime I wear my scarf I will remember to pray for you, your future & dreams. Again, thank you so much!

    Laura Beth

  22. Miria Braga

    Hi Leonor!
    Thank you so much for helping make my beautiful shoes. I have the Krochet Kids and Vans collaboration shoes. It’s grey and has the blue and white crochet. I love it so much! Keep working hard, you are doing an amazing job. I am believing and praying that God will grant the desires of your heart! That you will be able to graduate from high school and open a Chinese restaurant in Jesus name! I pray that you and your whole family is well.

  23. Colin

    Thank you for the hat! It’s very warm! I ride a scooter in Dallas and with the approaching winter, it will certainly serve me well! I am praying you are able to fully pursue your dreams and desires and that only the best things come to you and your children! I am proud to wear the hat you made!

    Thank you again,

  24. Patricia Britton

    Thank you Leonor for the beautiful blue and white beanie. I bought it for my son, and he will enjoy its lovely softness. I think I might borrow it from him sometimes!

  25. Adam Forziati

    You’re a beautiful, strong person and don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t pursue your dream. You will, and you will succeed!
    Thank you for the hat, but even more thank you for showing people worldwide a lesson in the strength of will power!
    Much love and support from your friends in the US!

  26. Alee Hill

    Leonor Melendez, girl, I am loving this hat! You’re truly talented and on a side note, you are one heck of an inspiration. Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t you ever give up on your dreams!
    Peace and Blessings, Alee

  27. Alyssa meza

    Thank you so much Leonor Melendez for making my beautiful hat! I absolutely love it! It’s going to come in good use since I’m always cold due to being anemic. I wish the best to you and your future! You ladies are admiring and very talented! I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers! And I’m for sure gonna be ordering more items :) thank you again for the beautiful hat! Take care.

  28. Kana Mizuno

    Hi Leonor,
    Thank you so much for my Ipad case! its so adorable and its perfect for me to bring it:) i really hope your dreams come true! wanna see you someday and go to your restaurant:) take care, and be safe..

  29. Pam Secada

    Thank you for my hat, Leonor. It’s so beautiful and I can’t wait to start getting some good use out of it. Good luck with school and I can’t wait to enjoy some delicious chifa at your restaurant one day.

  30. Emily Miner

    Thank you for making such beautiful things. I wear my hat constantly and it’s very well put together. I hope your goals of completing high school are reached. Good luck to you, and again, thank you so much.

  31. Cassie

    I received a beautiful hat made by you and I love it! Keep believing in your dreams and yet will come true:)
    Thank you, cassie

  32. Andrea Pitman

    Leonor, I received a super soft hat for Christmas that you made! I love it so much and it is so special to be able to know who made it. I pray for your success as you work to finish high school! Warmly, Andrea

  33. Molly Hall

    I received the scarf as a present for Christmas. Not only did I love it, but i loved the cause. You’re an amazing woman. Thank you and keep pursuing your dreams. Anything is possible.

  34. Janie todd

    I opened my beautiful hat you made last night . I love everything about it. The colors you choose will go with anything. I wish all good things for you and your family. Never give up on your dreams Leonor.

  35. Patty McCarthy

    Leonor, Both my husband received your beautiful scarfs for Christmas. They are so warm and so welcome in our cold and snowy weather. I hope you will keep on your journey to reach your dreams. Thank you.

  36. Erika Rentschler

    Hi Leonor,
    Thank you for making my Shirley scarf. It is so warm and soft! I am so excited that I can know who made it and think of you when I wear it. I read your story and I am so proud of you for choosing a good path. I know you will be successful if you keep working hard and keep your faith. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA and I am a student at The University of Alabama. I have never been to Peru, but my dad has visited there before. Bless you and warm wishes!

  37. Shara

    Dear Leonor,
    My family received a gift made by you. What an amazing talent you have. I am inspired to continue on with my own education after reading your goals and dreams. May your guardian angels bless you and keep you safe.
    Never stop learning and laughing,
    Shara Carnahan

  38. Walter Elyon

    Thank you, I love your hat, it’s warm and cozy and the colors are fabulous. I live in New York and winters here are pretty rough, because the cold Canadian air is coming right in from the North. It’s much colder here than in my native Austria. Your name reminded me of my mother’s name Leonie who also joined me in New York. There are no coincidences. When I picked this hat I knew I wanted this one.

  39. Brenda Cook

    Thank you for making my hat. I live in Southeast Missouri in the United States and it gets really cold in the winter so I will be using it alot and when I do I will think of the amazing young lady who made it. I know if you have faith in God all your dreams will come ture. I was raised by a singal mother who worked very very hard to make sure we had everything we needed and when things would get hard she would always say”That God wouldn’t gives us more than we can handle if we believe in him”. Thank You again and my God bless you and your family.

  40. Lauren Powell

    Leonor, thank you so much for my hat. it is perfectly amazing. i admire and respect you and i hope you achieve everything you’re hoping for. thank you SO much. <3 <3

  41. Samantha Bensel

    Thank you Leonor for my lovely hat, I adore it. I am proud to represent you through this hat and to wear something that is more than just yarn. Keep focused on your dream and you will accomplish it, for your children and for you, take care!

  42. Vanessa Rogan

    Thank you very much. I love my new hat, it is just beautiful and I can see through the quality of this item that you are very talented and have much to give to the world. I wish you all the best in your future and wish you strength and perseverance to achieve your dreams. I have said a prayer for you and your children. Please take care and never give up on your dreams.