Pilar Vila

Pilar has struggled for a long time to support her family and to provide a life that she could not have growing up. Her family was not able to support her beyond sixth grade so she moved to Lima and worked various jobs as a nanny and in restaurants. Upon receiving her position at KKP she has been able to transform her life. She has a new sense of independence and now is able to spend more time with her children, teaching them to be good people.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FOR THE FUTURE:
“My dream is to have my own enterprise.”

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE YOU STARTED THE KKP PROGRAM:
“My life has changed tremendously for now I have a full time job, so I feel independent because I cover all my expenses myself.”

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO THE KKI COMMUNITY:
“I am so glad for their support; I hope they continue doing it. I encourage our customers to continue placing their orders.”

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  1. Mary Tatum

    Pilar,

    Thank you for making my shirt. I fell in love with it and had to have because it is absolutely me…. casual, comfortable, and fashionable. Your story touched me deeply. You are such a beautiful and impressive woman. Stay strong and keep doing amazing things for your family!!

  2. Katelyn S

    Thank you so much for making this shirt, I receive compliments all the time for it! I will continually pray for you and your family. Good luck with work and I hope your dream of owning your own enterprise comes true!

  3. Aisha Young

    Pilar Vila, I was shopping in San Diego California and came across some Krochet Kids clothing; I have not heard of th program until then, and as I was in the store I did some research on the company and found out how it helps women like you, and your families. I just want to personally thak you for my tank top that I purchased, and knowing that it stands for a cause is an amazing feel. Aloha from Hawai’i!

  4. Pau Marquès

    Hola Pilar,

    cuando vi tu nombre escrito de tu propia mano en una camiseta que dice con grandes letras: AMOR, no pude parar de sonreír durante toda la mañana.
    Ahora, cada vez que me la pongo, pienso en las manos que la hicieron con cuidado y cariño. Desde entonces es mi camiseta de la suerte!

    Te deseo todo lo mejor para ti y tu familia. Que seas muy feliz!

    Pau Marquès

    Barcelona, Catalunya.

  5. Todd Sudakoff

    Hey Pilar
    I just received the greatest gift from my daughter …. A pocket T that you made beautiful.

    WOW I LOVE IT !

    I’ll be looking for more products you make, I can tell you put allot of love and hard work to make this T I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow!

    God bless you and your family

    Todd

    San Clemente California

  6. Abby Ramey

    Dear Pilar,

    Thank you for making my shirt! I bought it on vacation and it’s honestly the best souvenir I could’ve bought. Not only did I get something cool, but I helped support a great cause! I wish you luck in the future and hope you do great things someday!

    Sincerely, Abby

  7. Thomas Asewicz

    Thank you so much for my shirt! You are so talented. I can’t wait to order more in the future!

    Good luck in all that you do and thank you again!

  8. Evelin

    Pilar,

    Thank you for creating beautiful things.

    I love my shirt.

    Evelin

  9. Amy Sellers

    I shopped at Altar’d State for the first time and was so happy to hear about the work that they do. I bought a shirt that you made and have enjoyed it so much! I pray that God will bless you and keep you and that you will love Him all your days. Bless you, Pilar!

    In Christ’s love,
    Amy

  10. Paul Conway

    Dear Pilar,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful stocking cap. Your craftsmanship is outstanding.

    All the best to you and your family.

    Kind regards,
    Paul
    New York City

  11. Taylor Ness

    I just received a tank top you have made and it is wonderful! It’s so nicely done and I love it!!! Thank you so much! :)

  12. Cheryl Piedrasanta

    Hola Pilar!

    Me encanta la camisa que tu hiciste, la que dice Amor.
    Voy a seguir comprando muchas cosas.

    Te mando saludos y muchísimas gracias!

  13. Kathy

    Dear Pilar, it has just got cold here in New Zealand and I love hats. I am also a social work educator so it is fabulous to be able to buy something so lovely and also know I might be contributing to making your and your family’s life easier. Thank you for my poppy hat. x

  14. Liza Karuga

    Thank you Pilar,

    The top is beautiful- it was a gift from my boyfriend I wear with pride!
    I am Kenyan and he is Canadian and we love Africa.

    Keep up the amazing work and I am happy to read that you are able to continue to provide for your family.

    God bless you :)

  15. Nicole George

    Pilar you made two of the shirts I ordered and I love them. They are beautiful and so comfortable. Thank you so much and my blessings are to you and your family. I am proud to wear your name on my clothing. :) Long live Krochet Kids!

    The warmest regards,

    Nicole

  16. Anna

    Aloha, Pilar!

    I send a huge THANK YOU from Hawaii, where I proudly wear my new KKIntl tank top :)
    It is so very soft and comfortable – you did a great job making this shirt.
    I am honored to be a part of your life in this small way, and am pleased that
    you are able to support, and enjoy, your family now; you are an amazing woman.

    “Mahalo!”

    – Anna

  17. Kohl

    Pilar! I wear ‘the Ford’ hat that you made every single day and I love it so much. I get compliments on it all the time and people often say how well done it is. I think about you in Peru often and I pray that you are able to continue pursuing your dreams.

    Thanks!

  18. Zach

    Thank you so much for being the person that you are and threading amazing shirts.
    I believe that if you dream hard enough your dreams will come true.
    Much love from Oklahoma, USA.

  19. Stacy Dash

    Dear Pilar,
    I purchased one of the tank tops you made. I have to say that it is by far the most comfortable shirt I have ever bought. I could not be happier with the shirt. Thank you so much for the care and love you put into making the clothes. I wish only the best for you and your family. Prayers and love are being sent to you from Tennessee! Thank you so much, again.
    Love,
    Stacy

  20. Susan Young

    Dear Pilar,

    Today, I received the knit lace black shirt that you made. It is lovely and fits perfectly. Thank you so much for the care you put in making this garment. I visited Lima last year and also traveled the countryside. It is a very beautiful place. Best wishes to you and your family.

    Regards,

    Susan Young

  21. Tessarose Talaber

    Hi Pilar! I just wanted to thank you for my shirt! My father went on a business trip and brought it home for me. I practice a lot of yoga, so I wear it frequently when I have a yoga class. The shirt says “Love” on it and I think it’s a nice reminder that I need to love myself and send the power of love to those around me, especially when I am practicing yoga. I truly love the shirt you made. Thank you so much! I wish you many blessings, much love, and nothing but the best in life.

  22. Ashlynd Eckman

    Dear Pilar,
    I received a shirt you made as a gift. It’s so comfortable and made so well. Thank you for your hard work and I hope things are going well for you. I wish you all the best!
    God Bless,
    Ashlynd

  23. Danea

    Dear Pilar,

    Thank you for your wonderful design. It is a beautiful piece. Thank you for your hardwork and I would love to see what is developed in the future.

    Best Regards,
    Danea

  24. Nicki Schairbaum

    Hola Pilar,

    Me encanta mi “Pocket Tee” amarillo! Gracais por haciedo. Su artesania es muy buena y bella! Visitando Peru el ano pasado, y su pais y la gente fuy MUY hermoso. La ciuidad de Lima es muy bonita, especialmente Mira Flores! Espero que su y su famila estas bien y que sus sueños se hagan realidad. Muchisimas gracias, de Tejas en los Estado Unidos.

    Saludos,
    Nicki

  25. Rachel Robben

    Thank you for helping to make my Love Africa t-shirt. I love it and cannot wait to show it off. I will share your story so that hopefully more people will buy products from KKi!
    God bless you!

  26. Lisa Ries

    Pilar,

    Thank you so much for making this beautiful hat. I got the Ford in maroon for Christmas this past year. I have 3 hats now from Krochet Kids and absolutely love them. Hope they’re treating you well. I tell everyone about your hats. Hope you and your family are doing well.

    Take care!
    Lisa

  27. Meg Brown

    Hi Pilar!
    I just wanted to write and let you know that I love my tuque that you made. It’s one of my favourite things and I love that I get to see who made it!
    I hope things are going well for you and your family, and that you get to achieve your dream of having your own enterprise. Your family must be so proud of you! Thanks for making me smile all the way over here in Canada!

    Meg Brown
    Saskatchewan, Canada (where we need tuques nearly year round!)

  28. Kailani Rai Musson

    Dear Pilar,

    Thank you so much for the Pocket Henley tee shirt! I bought it for my boyfriend for valentines day and he thought it was the greatest gift ever! I wish you the best of luck in your entrepreneurial endeavors and will be praying for you and your family. I will continue to order from krotchet kids international to help you one day, hopefully, begin your own enterprise.

    Thank you and with love,

    Kailani and Tanner

  29. Devin Joseph

    Hello Pilar Vila!

    I wanted to thank you for the Africa love tee that you have made for me. I am so glad so I can be a part of the change that you are making in your life, to better you and your family’s well-being. Your children are going to be forever grateful for the work you have done to give them a better life. I am so glad you have found your place at Krochet Kids to empower yourself and those around you. Never give up; it is people like you that inspire so many others to be the change that this world needs. I hope to visit Peru one day.

    Blessings.

  30. Lesley

    Dear Pilar, I purchased a pair of purple muffettees (fingerless mittens) today. I M so excited to have found them. They are warm and beautiful. My grandmother who is 97 years old works at Old Sturbridge village which is an1830′s living history museum has a pair that are part of her costume for the museum. I have wanted a pair of these for more than 20 years. I do not know how to knit so was so pleased to find them !!!! Thank you so much !

  31. Horeen Hassan

    Hello Pilar!
    Thank you so much for my “I LOVE AFRICA” shirt! It’s because of you I get to have an amazing shirt in my closet that I can proudly wear and know exactly who made it and how much love they put into it. I believe you will get so far in life with your amazing talent and you children too will become great people pursuing inspiring careers. I wish you all the best now and in the future. I will always carry you in my memories every time I proudly wear my amazing Africa shirt – this is perfect because my hero/ the love of my life, Craig Kielburger had once told me to “Always carry Africa in your Heart”, so not only will I be carrying Africa in my heart but I will also be wearing your amazing talent on my back!

    I hope to visit Peru someday! (Maybe I’ll be sure to visit you too!!)

    Be the Change,
    Horeen

  32. Amanda Porcelli

    Hello beautiful Pilar!
    I recently bought the Love Africa tee shirt and it is so soft and amazing. Thank you SO much for your hard work, and it makes me so happy you get to provide for yourself and your family with this job. This shirt is very special to me because I am traveling to Africa to volunteer soon so this shirt is close to my heart. Never let go of your dreams,
    Thanks again, love Amanda )

  33. c.of.robinson@gmail.com

    Muchisimas gracias Pilar! Le compre una camisa “amor” para mi hermano y se que le va a gustar mucho porque fue hecho con carino y ciudado.
    !feliz navidad!
    Que Dios la bendiga a usted y su familia!
    -Cristina de NJ EEUU

  34. Laura Thompson

    Hi Pilar!
    I just received the shirt that you made for me. I ordered the blackgold pocket tee. It fits perfectly. I am so proud to be wearing something made from you. It is a privilege and I’m so glad to personally thank you. I pray that you are continuing to do well. May your family and you be in good spirits and be blessed!
    Much love
    Laura

  35. Riina Isomursu

    Thank you so much Pilar for making my lovely Vans backpack! I really hope you’re doing well now. I’ve got tons of praises because of the beautiful and bright colours of my bag’s loomed front pocket here in this lovely, yet cold and dark Finland. I’m glad you’ve made this to brighten up my dark winter days! I am super lucky.
    Take care,
    Riina

  36. Arianna Minnick

    Pilar! Thank you sooo much for my beanie! It is a beautiful maroon color and goes great with my hair. Your work is absolutely amazing and I ask that you keep it up! I hope that you are having a great day and hope that you and your family are safe and healthy.

  37. Annie Tran

    Pilar,
    Thank you so much for the amazing iPad case. Your story is incredibly inspirational, and I wish you the best of luck on journey towards your dream. :)
    Annie

  38. Ellie Miles

    Thank you so much Pilar! The pocket on my backpack is beautiful and I am going to wear it with pride at school and tell everyone that you made it. xx

  39. Molly Crumbley

    Pilar,
    Thank you so much! My husband and I are in the process of adopting a child from Peru, and we love our beautiful AMOR t-shirts. They are wonderful and comfortable.
    Have a great day!
    Molly

  40. Tyler McNulty

    Pilar,

    Thank you so much for the iPad case! I have some weird thing with always wanting different iPad cases. My girlfriend that is all about Krochet Kids got it for me at Fourth Estate. I’ve never owned a Krochet Kids item before, but as of now, I want to continue to buy all the items and thank each and every single one of you individually! They’re so cute and I want my kids wearing Krochet Kids instead of Hollister or Abercrombie & Fitch. This is my first Krochet Kids and certainly won’t be my last. You’ll always have a little special place in my heart! Again, thank you so much!

    Warmest regards,
    Tyler McNulty

  41. Tyler McNulty

    Pilar,

    Thank you so much for the iPad case! I have some weird thing with always wanting different iPad cases. My girlfriend that is all about Krochet Kids got it for me at Fourth Estate. I’ve never owned a Krochet Kids item before, but as of now, I want to continue to buy all the items and thank each and every single one of you individually! They’re so cute and I want my kids wearing this instead of Hollister or Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Warmest regards,
    Tyler McNulty

  42. Leah Kellenberger

    Pilar, thank you so much for the knit pocket on my pocket tee. I love it and it looks amazing. It is definitely my new favorite thing to wear. Thanks again!

  43. Emmie Pavlic

    Thanks so much for making my beanie favorite- the riley. I appreciate you!

  44. Shelbi Goswick

    Pilar! I got your Davey in the mail today and I couldn’t be more excited! I bought it to carry my stuff for the mission trip Im going on in July! Thank you so much for your beautiful art and I hope God blesses you in incredible ways!
    -Shelbi Goswick

  45. Koby Miller

    Thank you so much, Pilar! I love my bag and think of you every time I use it. I use it to carry stuff to work, to the coffee shop, etc. I am proud to carry it and show off your beautiful work! Thank you!

  46. Stacey Shanks

    Pilar~

    I just received an iPad cover in orange and it is gorgeous! Thank you so much for your wonderful handy-work. I wish you all the best for you and your family!
    all the best,
    Stacey

  47. Collin, age 9

    I love the hat. It was a great design and it is some of my favorite colors.
    Thank you!

  48. Tomi Smith

    Pilar, I bought the Davey and u love it!! Thank you for all you do! I wish you well!

  49. Olivia Perry

    Pilar muchas gracias!!!!
    I love the laptop case you made for me it is perfect! Keep working hard and follow your dream.
    xxx

  50. Sandy Winters

    Dear Pilar,

    I want to thank you for the beautiful scarf you made, it’s my new favorite! :) So soft, pretty and comfortable to wear, I may never take it off. Take care and good luck!

  51. Jane A Weerasinghe

    Dear Pilar,
    You do such beautiful work. I love the Marie scarf that my future daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas. I was so thrilled to see that you made it using Alpaca wool. My favorite animal. Around Christmas a local farmer will bring some of his Alpacas to the Public Market. I love to photograph them and pet their heads.
    Thank you very much.

  52. Anna

    Dear Pilar,
    Thank you so much for the warm and comfortable hat that you made. It is gray and white with a pom and has been keeping my head and ears warm in this cold and snowy New Jersey weather. Whenever I wear my hat I think about you and I’ll do my best to wear it so often that I spread the word about Krochet Kids. I wish you all the best for you and your family. Take care, good luck, and thank you again! :)

  53. Sarah Waldron

    I got my hat (the Riley) and I LOVE it. It has been snowing/raining all day and it came just in time. Thank you!

  54. Heidi Fry

    Pilar, Thank you so much for my scarf. I LOVE IT. It is my first infinity scarf and it matches my eyes perfectly. I cannot wait to wear it. Then again, it may be hard to get it off of me. Keep up your amazing work. I believe in you!

  55. Celia

    Pilar,
    Thank you thank you thank you so so much for the hat!!!!! I love the color, and style. I live on the east coast, and we have cold winters, so i’m sure it will come in handy for a long time. Keep making beautiful things!

  56. David kowals-Dym

    thank you for the hat. it is is made very well and looks great.

  57. Anonymous

    Thank you for the beautiful work you have done Pilar! I will think of you every time I wear it! I wish you well in all of your endeavors and may God bless you!

  58. Rachael Westenbroek

    Dear Pilar,

    I LOVE the hat that you made! I have got the brodie style hat in the cream color! I live in Iowa and I know that it will be SO warm for the cold winter snows there! I hope that you and your family are doing well! Keep up the great work! I feel so blessed by you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  59. Bea Trac

    Dear Pilar,

    I love the scarf that you made. I have it in dark green and it is so cozy! I will always think of you and your family when I wear it. I hope you and your children are doing well. Take the best of care.

  60. Christopher Ruiz

    Pilar, thank you for the work and effort you put into this beanie! (The Riley). I wish the best of of luck to your endeavors!

  61. Brooke Kelty

    Pilar, I’ve been wearing the Marie scarf every day (I even sleep in it sometimes), since I bought it. I’m so happy to have it. I hope you and your children are well. xoxo

  62. Chloe Freytag

    Pilar, thank you so much for the beautiful Marie scarf! It’s so luscious and soft I want to live inside it! I will always think of you when I wear it and send you my gratitude. I wish the best for you and your family and send you endless love. XOXOXOXOX

  63. Aimee Crawford

    Pilar, the marie scarf that you made is beautiful, I got it in deep green, it is my favorite color. The scarf is so nice and soft and warm, I am going to wear it all the time. I am a new supporter of krochet kids and I am glad I found them.
    Aimee Crawford