Akello Dorcus

After losing her mother, Akello Dorcus spent most of her childhood neglected as her father and stepmother were far more concerned with their  children than her. Through working at KK Uganda, Dorcus is regaining ownership and pride of her life. She hopes to use the money and financial skills she earns to start her own small business so that she can remain independent after she leaves the program.

“I hope to use the money I save to buy a few goats and start my own small business.”

“My favorite activities include braiding hair and digging.”

MESSAGE to KK intl. 
“I pray that God would continue to bless KK intl. and its supporters abundantly and give them more than they could ever imagine.”

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  1. Jessica Gamble

    Thank you so much for make my me and my 2 children some very amazing winter hats! We love them and wear them all the time 🖤 You’re amazingly talented 🖤🖤🖤

  2. Renee Hazlewood

    I pray you find great success in your venture. May you bring forth a new life for yourself an inspire others to do the same for themselves.
    I love my hat.
    and What do you like to dig for?

  3. Allison Lanier

    Sweet Dorcus,

    I absolutely LOVE my blush pink Lilly beanie. Not only is it cozy and beautiful, I wear it with pride knowing that YOU put so much love and care into making it. I will forever think of you when I put it on. You are so loved and valued, and I wish you all the best in pursuing your dreams. Sending you many prayers all the way from Florida!

  4. Bonnie L

    Hi Akello,

    Love my Betty hat! It is beautiful! You do lovely work!and are so talented. I hope you are well and wish you and your family all the best.. I think of you every time I wear it. I am spreading the word on krochet kids.

  5. Lisa Carvey

    Dear Akello,

    Sending thanks from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA. Just received my Agatha hat, and it’s just what I needed to keep my head warm and toasty during this wet and windy season. Thank you for such a lovely piece, and I’m wishing you love, happiness, and success in all of your endeavors.


  6. Melanie


    Thank you for making such a beautiful hat, I really love it! I appreciate your hard work and wonderful crochet skills. I will definitely be telling family and friends about Krocher Kids and adding more of KKi pieces to my wardrobe. I hope you have a blessed day.

    Take care,

  7. Susana

    Hello Akello,,

    Thank you so much for your time & skill. I received the piece you made, ‘the Betty’ ( the blue one). As a Crocheter myself I kmow the time it takes to make any piece. So I am grateful to you for taking the time to make such a beautiful piece. I will wear it with pride. I will also let others know about Krochet Kids intl.
    May you prosper in all your endeavors. God bless you.
    Love Susana

  8. Katie

    Dear Akello,
    Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece! I received the blue Betty as a birthday present from my husband yesterday. It was the only thing I had asked for and he delivered! It is especially cold today and your hat somehow warmed me from head to toe! I will remember to pray for you every time I wear it. I’m looking forward to buying more hats to outfit everyone in my family. Praying that God will bless you with more love and peace than you can possibly imagine. Thank you!
    Peace & Blessings,

  9. Jiravadee

    Dear Akello – you have a beautiful name that matches your smile. Thank you for your fine work of art. My three year old daughter loves her new hat and purple is her favorite color!

  10. Morgan Virsik

    Dear Akello Dorcus,
    Thank you so much Akello Dorcus. My friend Jenna bought a headband you made for my birthday and I love it. It brought a big smile on my face and I’ll think of you every time I wear it. I’m forever praying for you. I hope some day you save enough money for you to start your own business. God bless your heart.

  11. Angela Slatzer

    Dear Akello, I bought one of your beautiful hats as a gift for my 6 year old daughter when I was traveling. When I read how the KK Intl. benefits the women in Northern Uganda, I knew I was buying a product made with love. I read your profile to my daughter and we are writing this together. She says she loves the beautiful teal color and how soft it is. We think of you every time she wears it : ) Thank you for your beautiful hat and beautiful smile and for sharing your story! Many blessings, Angela and Emilee

  12. Devany

    Hello Akello Dorcus,

    My name is Devany Garcia and I bought a wonderful hat made by you! School starts on the third of September and I’ll be wearing your hat along with an outfit I picked out that matches with it. I read about this program and I think its beautiful and the work you and all the other ladies do is so wonderful. I hope you are doing well and are enjoying life.

    With love,
    Devany Garcia

  13. Liam Van Wyck

    Hi Dorcus!
    Just want to send a big thank you for my new hat made by you.
    Wishing you the best for your business and your future.
    Love your work!

  14. Dani Alvarez

    Hi Dorcus,

    I just received a lovely green hat made by you.
    I think of you every day that I wear it, which is everyday.
    Wishing you a most wonderful life, full of healthy goats and much happiness.
    Thank you !

    xx- Dani

  15. Chelsey Hebert

    Hello Dorcus,
    Thank you so much for the Beautiful hat that i received through you. This is one of the coldest winters in Texas and it is keeping my head very warm. I trust you are happy and your dreams are being fulfilled.
    Thank you, Thank you!
    Chelsey Rae

  16. Brittany cake

    Dear Dorcus,
    I just purchased one of your lovely blue crochet hats with white stripes. It is so cute and you clearly have a great skill set and are very talented! I also enjoy crocheting and making things for other people. Continue to pursue your dreams and believe in yourself, you are special!
    God bless you,

  17. Rachel Hughes

    Akello Dorcus,
    I wanted to thank you for making my new hat I just received for Christmas.
    I love it and can not wait to wear it and share your story and the wonderful opportunity’s KKI is providing for you.
    I will be waiting for more of your items to be available so I can help support your dreams.

    XOXOXO Rachel

  18. Michael Rodriguez

    Hi Akello Dorcus,

    I wanted to thank you for the hat you made, it is blue with three red stripes around it, and is very handsome. I don’t really like crochet stuff but really liked the hat, and it is very warm and just in time for the winter. I wish many well wishes to you and hope you have the greatest of success. Take care and Godspeed.

    Mike R.

  19. Amanda Neace

    Hi Akello,

    My name is Amanda and I purchased a beautiful headband you made at a music festival. It was one of the best parts of the entire festival for me! The color is peachy and summery and perfect. Your craftsmanship and skill are very evident! Thank you for the great work you do, and I wish you all the best for your future!

    XOXO from Cincinnati, Ohio.

  20. Jess Low

    Hey Akello Dorcus!
    Thank you for making my awesome hat, it has been made beautifully! I will be wearing it all winter to keep warm. I wish you all the best for the future and hope your dreams come true.

    Many thanks and blessings,
    Jess Low

  21. Karla Barbieri

    Dear Ms. Dorcus,

    Thank you for making the beautiful, soft, warm hat that I have enjoyed wearing all winter. We have had a cold winter with a lot of snow and it has helped keep me warm. May your ongoing efforts bring you much success and prosperity and continue to bring beauty into the world. Many blessings to you.

    Boston, Massachusetts

  22. Cassidy Hammond

    Dear Ms. Dorcus,

    Thank you so much for the hat it is so warm and stylish. May God bless you and your family.


  23. Casey Sautter

    Dear Ms. Dorcus,

    Thank you so much for crocheting my beautiful new hat. I bought the Margot in the color raisin. It’s so well made! You are incredibly talented to be able to make it. I wish you all the best in your dream of starting your own business. May God bless you and your family.

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

  24. Meghan Thompson

    Dear Ms. Dorcus,

    I really love the hat you made me. It is beautiful, and I can see you the thought and craftsmanship you put into it. I hope you continue to strive for owning your own business. If you persevere, you can achieve anything. All the best to your family and friends.

    Many blessings,

    Meghan Thompson

  25. Jennifer Frazier

    Hi Ms. Dorcus!

    I was given your hat by my sister in law, Alana, and I love it! I live in Philly and it is so warm! Thanks so much, I hope to order more of your goods.

    Thanks again!!!
    Jen Frazier

  26. Chad Westenbroek

    Dear Dorcus,
    Thank you so much for the hat that you made for me. I pray that you continue to prosper in the work that you are doing and I know that you can achieve your goals. You have a wonderful talent.
    Thanks again,
    Ontario, California

  27. Alexandra

    Dear Dorcus,
    I love your hat that you made.
    It is beautiful. It is a beautiful
    colour. And I am 7. And I will show
    it to my friends at school.

  28. Kelley Reardon

    Dear Akello Dorcus,

    My cousin gave me one of your hats as a Christmas present. It is a beautiful shade of orange, almost a rusty color. It looks to be of great quality and is one of the most comfortable hats I have ever had. Thank you for making it for me and good luck in your journey to starting your own business. I believe that you can do it!

    Thanks again,

  29. Phebe Martin

    Ms. Dorcus,
    I received a hat you made for Christmas this year. It is my favorite hat that I have ever got and It is so much more special because I can see who made it. It is obvious by the quality of the hat that you are very skilled and you take care in your work. I wish you all the best and much luck in the future.
    Phebe Martin

  30. Susan Pina

    Dorcus! Thank you so very much for the beautiful beanie. I will be praying for you.

  31. Lizette

    Akello Dorcus,

    Thank you so much for making such a wonderful hat! I got mine in the summer, but the weather in Los Angeles is finally starting to chill and I’ve been wearing my hat nonstop. Whenever I get complimented on my hat, I always show the tag inside with your name on it. I alsoI showed your beautiful picture to my family who was happy to put a face to the name on the tag. I wish you the best of luck for the future.

    Thank you again!

  32. Darlene Villarreal

    Akello Dorcus,
    My name is Darlene and I received a hat (the hodge podge) you made for me, last Christmas. It was the most amazing gift anyone had ever given me. You are so talented and God has clearly blessed you and everyone who is a part of Krochet Kids with such amazing talents. I’m forever grateful to have found out about Krochet Kids and I am so honored to be sending you this letter. I just want to say that I hope to hear from you soon and that I will be praying for you and your family. Krochet Kids and you Akello, have a special place in my heart and always will because of the great things you all do. Always remember that no matter what happens God is always there to pick you up. I love the story named footprints because that’s exactly what it’s about. It’s about how sometimes we think we’re alone during tough times and we’re expecting to see 2 sets of footprints, ours and God’s, but we only see one set and we tend to think God left us alone during that time. What really happened is that one set of footprints belongs to God because he is carrying us through those tough times. Always remember that and remember when you need a friend you not only have God; you have Krochet Kids and I (and all of the KK supporters). May God continue to bless you, encourage you, strengthen you, and most importantly give you faith. Thanks again for my amazing hat. Also thank you Krochet Kids for this amazing opportunity. What you all do is great. You all are true instruments of God and I truly look up to you all!

    God bless and take care!


  33. Full Name*

    dear Dorcus,
    thank you soo much for the pencil pouch!! it will be a great help in school!!
    good luck in the future,

  34. Madison D.

    Akello Dorcus,

    Thank you so much for my hat! It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to wear it around. I’ll be sure to spread the word about your talent. I wish you all the best in your future! Thanks again 🙂

  35. Diana P.

    Thank you so much for my lovely hat! You have such an amazing talent and did such a wonderful job crocheting it. It is a beautiful color and I can’t wait to wear it and tell everyone where I got it from and who made it 🙂 Many postive thoughts and prayers for you & success in the future!!

  36. Heather Chase

    Dear Dorcus,

    I just got my slate Bella hat today and it’s gorgeous! Thank you for making my day!! You are truly an inspiration!! Love and blessings to you!! <3

  37. Carla Ochoa

    Dear Dorcus,
    Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I’m not a fan of hats but this one I absolutely love! You are an amazing person and I wish you the best of luck. I know your dream of owning your own business will come true. Take care and God bless! I can’t thank you enough (:


  38. Brie Worgan

    Akello Dorcus,
    I have a beautiful grey hodge podge hat that you made. I bought hats for everyone in my family for Christmas and I was thrilled to be able to keep one for myself. I live in Ontario, Canada and it is quite cold here right now. Your hat keeps me very warm and I think of you whenever I wear it. I am so happy that you have the opportunity to be a part of Krochet Kids and I wish you all the best for your future.
    You are a very talented woman.
    Thank you!
    Brie Worgan
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  39. Delaney Hopkins

    The first time I looked at your picture I was like “Wow she’s so beautiful!!!” Thank you so much for this amazing hat! It’s my favorite color(light blue)!! It’s so beautiful! I am so thankful that you joined this organization. I will pray for you! Even though I live in AZ I will wear it all winter!!! 🙂 I am so thankful for you!
    Thank you for taking the time to make these lovely things for people.

  40. Jamillah Muhammad


    Your story is the type of story that God will use to give you strength and build your own foundation that you can be proud of. When man rejects us, that’s just a greater opportunity for God to protect us. I want you to know that your business is destined for greatness. My husband bought this hat for me and I LOVE IT! I appreciate you taking the time to crochet it for me. I look forward to supporting Krochet Kids and turning my family and friends on to you as well.

  41. Mary Hamilton

    Dear Dorcus: I was with my daughter when I bought my hat. I did not know anything about the organization KKI. My daughter told me about KKI. Now that I have found out about you and the other brave people like you I will tell all about this. My prayers for you are for continued success and blessed with many goats. You are truly brave. May God Bless you and all other KKI individuals.

  42. TJ

    Thank you so much for this hat! I absolutely love it and so do all of my friends and family! You are an amazing woman with an amazing gift! Can’t thank you enough! 🙂

    New York

  43. Kelsey

    Thanks Dorcus for the amazing hat. It is awesome to be able to personally thank you. every time i will be putting it on i will be thinking of you. i hope all your dreams and aspirations come true. you are truly an inspiration.


  44. Gianna

    Dear Akello Dorcus,
    Thank you so much for the amazing hat. I bought it for my boyfriend and I’m sure he will love it. I truly wish you the best and I hope that your dreams of your own business come true. You are an amazing and inspiring woman.

  45. jasmine gilbert

    dear dorcus,
    thank you for making my hat. i love it!! you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  46. meghan montgomery

    thank you so much for my hat it will be wonderful for the cold winter months here. i wish you well! thanks again take care

  47. Elyse

    Dearest Dorcus:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to make my hat. I absolutely love it and I hope that you are able to make your dreams come true! You deserve to have a great business. Independent women are beautiful.


    State College, Pennsylvania

  48. Jessica Millen

    Dear Akello Dorcus,

    Apwoyo matek, laremma! I very much enjoy the hat you made for me. It looks very smart. I will think of you and Gulu whenever I wear it.

    Atim Jessica
    Denver, CO

  49. Bridget Whelan

    Dear Akello Dorcus,

    Thank you so much for my hat, it is a perfect fit and I love it. I’m so impressed by your work! I wish you the best of luck in your future and hope you can acheive all your goals. Thank you much.
    New York

  50. Kayla Salminao

    Dear Akello Dorcus-

    Thank you for making my comfy hat! You’re truly an inspiration and I’m reminded of your strength, hard work, and dedication for a better tomorrow that encourages me to do the same when I wear my hat. I wish you the best in all that you do and aspire to be. God bless you <3

  51. Victoria Y.

    Thank you so much for making my hat! It is so beautiful and I love it so much. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought! I hope you know how happy I was to get my hat in the mail today! You’ve made my day and you are so inspirational. You are in my prayers along with everyone else! You are amazing in all you do!

  52. Julie Ohno

    Thank you Akello Dorcus for making me this hat that symbolizes so much more to me than you will ever know. Your spirit and thriumph through life is an inspiration to all! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  53. Olivia Nasir

    Thank you so much for the hat. You truly do inspire me. God bless you.
    – Love Olivia

  54. Sophie L.

    Dear Dorcus,
    Thanks for my hat! I love it. It is so soft and comfortable. I hope you raise enough money to make your dreams come true!
    – Sophie

  55. Kim Hamilton

    Hey Dorcus,
    I just want to say that I got my hat today in the mail. It has quickly become my new favorite hat, and it is beautifully made. Your story has inspired me so much, and I hope you reach all your dreams.

    Madison, NH

  56. Taryn Olivera

    Dear Dorcus,
    I absolutely adore the hat that you made for me. It is beautiful! I just bought it and have worn it one time so far, and have been complemented a couple of times. I told them your story (: God Bless, I am praying for you!

    Gardnerville, NV

  57. Sean Robertson


    Thank you very much for the hat you made me. You have an amazing talent and I am blown away by your incredible spirit and love of life. I wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors and will keep you in my prayers, God bless!

  58. Kirsten Petersen


    Thank you so much for making my hat! It is amazing! But the best thing about my hat is that it was made by you. Your story is so inspiring: I can’t imagine going through the things you were forced to go through at such a young age. It is helping me get through this cold Chicago winter!! I wish you the best. You and your family are in always in my thoughts and prayers!

    May God continue to bless you,

  59. Rachael Jones

    I absolutely love my hat! You made it so well. Best wishes and prayers for the future!

  60. Douglas Robidoux

    I received the hat that you made today, it is a perfect fit. I wish you the best and hope that you can achieve all your dreams!

    Los Angelels, California

  61. Alexandra

    Dear Dorcus,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful hat. It is so special to have something that came from such a strong and smart person and to wear it is empowering to me. People like you give me hope and inspire me every day. Whenever I wear my hat, I think of you and wish you the best.


  62. Marsha McGugan

    Dear Dorcus,
    I love my new hat! It is special to me because you made it and when I wear it I pray for you.
    Even though we live where it is warm we have had much cold weather lately and I’ve worn it alot.
    Thank you for your hard work and the time you spend making the hats and other products.
    God bless you,
    Marsha McGugan
    Jacksonville Beach, FL

  63. Geoffrey Johnson

    Dear Ms Dorcus,
    Thank you for making my hat for me. It is the most comfortable hat I have ever had. You truly have an amazing talent and I wish you the best of luck in all of life’s adventures that are in store for you. God bless and thanks again,
    Geoffrey Johnson
    Jacksonville Beach FL