Aloyo Jennifer

Just years ago, Aloyo Jennifer was passed from one family member to another as the war took the lives of many of the people in her family. Today, Jennifer is able to provide for herself and her extended family with the money that she earns through her work at KK Uganda. In addition to providing a steady income, Jennifer says that the crochet program has helped her forget her past and think positively about the future.

“I hope to buy land to build on, to start a business and to pay for my children to go through school to the highest level.”

“Crocheting has given me purpose and restored my peace of mind.”

“I pray that you would continue in the same spirit of giving so that you can bless more women throughout Northern Uganda.”

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  1. Sarah Niecko

    Hi Aloyo! I just received my blue and white stripped hat. Thank you so much, I love it! I live in Alaska so it will be used a lot this winter. Each time I wear it it will not only remind me of you, but of Uganda as well. Sending peace, joy, and love to you and your people.

  2. BIanca Alperstein

    Thank you so much for my wonderful hat! It keeps me warm during this harsh winter season in Washington, D.C. and it is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for all you do!

  3. Megdaline weideman

    I just want to say thank you so much the product I got was the Edith and it is so pretty and I will love it for ever I live in Wisconsin river falls and I got the Edith from my aunt and I love it that the organization is doing to help people and that the Edith is soft and beautiful and I love that it is Homeade and I will keep it forever

    From: meggie weideman or megdaline

  4. Chelsea Norton

    Dear Aloyo Jennifer,
    This hat is absolutely beautiful. You are an inspiration to so many. Keep following your dreams. You WILL make them happen. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!

  5. Lindsey Link


    I just received the Betty hat and I love it! It is beautiful. It arrived just in time for the winter weather in Philadelphia. Good luck to you and your family. I am glad you found crocheting!
    Love and positive vibes,

  6. Cathy Cook

    Dear Aloyo Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for this beautiful hat! I love the rich teal color and the quality of work! It is just gorgeous! I love that you are able to be able to provide for your family. I wish that all your dreams come true. Thank you again! I wish you the best.

    Love & Peace,

  7. Valerie Rose


    You’re a true inspiration to not only myself but also to the entire world. The work you do is absolutely astonishing and I fell in love with my hat after reading your story and seeing the beautiful person who made it. Stay positive and always keep your face towards the sunlight and one day you will accomplish all your wildest dreams. Thank you so much and keep up the mazing artwork of crocheting! I too am an aspiring business woman and your story has pushed me to thrive for the fullest. Again, thank you, you are beautiful and a true inspiration. I hope to one day meet you and other who make these amazing items.

    With love, admiration and thanks,
    Valerie M. Rose -Cumberland, Rhode Island

  8. Mackenzie McCall

    Aloyo Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for this gorgeous hat. I cannot wait for the weather to cool off so I have the opportunity to wear it as much as possible! I love how big your dreams are and I hope they all come true for you! You have been such a blessing to me!

  9. Anna Schorr

    I really appreciate how beautiful my hat is; you did an amazing job! I wear it around a lot even though the weather is warm and many people comment on how beautiful it is. Thank you so much! You have a wonderful talent.

  10. Amanda Breuninger

    Thank you very much Aloyo! I really think that it is cool that you want to buy land, and want your children to be as successful as they can. I love that you are helping out your family. This headband has inspired me to give back to prople that are actually trying to go good. I will be praying for you and your family, and I hope you are successful in your future. God bless you and your family!
    Amanda <3

  11. Stephanie Sokol

    Hello Aloyo,

    I love my beautiful purple and blue crocheted bag. It so cute and nice to carry— I get so many compliments on the detailing and uniqueness. I appreciate the work you put into it and am glad you got involved with Krochet Kids. Good luck with everything and thank you for the purse! 🙂

  12. Jennifer Childers

    Hello, Thank you for my hat. It is pretty and well made. I like to crochet and this inspires me to get better at the craft. Thank you for the work you put into the hat. I hope you have a great New Year.

  13. Dean McCormick

    Hi Jennifer, the hat you made that I am wearing is keeping my bald head warm in the polar vortex that arrived in NY today! Wishing you you the best!

  14. Thomas Gagnon

    I was quite taken by your beautiful blue hat in Newbury Comics in Boston and had to get it. I think it is a 5207.5. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world and best of luck to you.

  15. Aryanna Sciabarrasi

    Thank u so much for the hat I got it and it is amazing.It is so beautiful.It is the purple and blue fuzzy one.I wear it every day and I hope u and your family is ok.You are so beautiful.Thank u again for the hat.
    Aryanna Sciabarrasi

  16. Katie Laase

    I love my new hat! It’s beautiful and warm. I am in the mountains in the snow and wearing it now. Thank you for my wonderful hat!

  17. Sheila Carioti

    Aloyo Jennifer My Sisiter in Law Actually Purchased Your Hat and gave it to me as a Xmas Present And I Will Think of you when I wear it Thank you so much I wish you the best Peace and Love Sheila ..

  18. Kate Verfaillie

    Thank you so much for making such a beautiful product. I received it as a Christmas gift. Your story is truly inspiring and i feel honored to play even such a small part in it. You are so beautiful, strong, and courageous and I know you can achieve you dreams and goals.
    Thank you so much

  19. Amjad khalid

    Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for made the teddy . We get it as gift for 2 years old baby boy Naif in Saudi Arabia .

    Thank you again

  20. Brett Cole

    Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for crocheting a bow tie I received from my girlfriend as a birthday present. I love bow ties and I love bow ties with a purpose and the bow tie she bought has a purpose 🙂 Because of your product I will probably be buying from Krochet Kids intl. again. Thank you so much and I will be praying for you. 🙂
    God Bless, Brett Cole 🙂

    P.S. you are very good at crocheting and I believe in no time that you will effortlessly meet your goal. Thank You Again 🙂

  21. Laurie flibbert

    Aloyo Jennifer, I bought the crocheted beanie for my daughter and she loves it, you do beautiful work. Thank you so much for all your hard work.


  22. Julia Feeser

    Dear Jennifer,
    The hat you made me is beautiful. I love wearing it for several reasons: the shade of blue brings out my eyes, I get so many compliments, and I know that you handmade it. You are an amazing woman – you are working hard to pursue your dreams! Not only for yourself, but for you family and children as well. You go, girl!
    Thank you so much!
    Julia in Spokane, WA

  23. Holly Gorsuch

    You are such an inspiration to me, Aloyo! Thank you so much for the Jane headband. May blessings forever come your way. xoxo

  24. t

    Aloyo, Thank you for making such a lovely hat that has now come into my life. The material feels so nice and the color makes me so happy! I wish you all the best.

  25. J.Todd Smith

    Thanks for the hat and your beautiful spirit! It was a wonderful Christmas present. I recently snagged my beanie on a tree and it got a hole. My mom was able to patch it up, and it’s perfect again. Your hat is more than a hat and it means so much to me. To me, the hole and repair is a little reminder from God that He can make everything right and that no matter what happens to us, God will restore us. Thanks for your courage and will and for my hat that now has a great story!

  26. Jared Kaitz

    Today I purchased your Waldo beanie….. thank you so much for this beautiful piece of art. I really hope that my purchase will help make a difference in your life, and that all your dreams will one day come true. I will forever cherish the beanie you have made for me. You are a beautiful person and have such a beautiful gift. I wish you all the best! Thank you again!

  27. Monique goffigan

    Hello Jennifer!

    My mom bought me a Betty beanie that you made! Thank you!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and love you! Thank you for crocheting me a beanie that was made with peace and love. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and my hat reminds me of you and the peace that God has given you! I wanted to encourage you to keep goin! You have a beautiful gift. Also I wanted to tell you that your name means fair and smooth I think that god has given you a gift of peace and you are able to change the atmosphere with that! Know that the peace God gives you can be shared with those around you! I love you so much! Stay encouraged!

  28. Tiffany Gregory

    I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful hat that you made. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! People ask me all the time where I got it and I get to tell the story of this company. It is the only piece of clothing that truly has a story and It makes me happy each time I get to share. Again thank you so much! Good luck and keep your light shining!

  29. Elik Johnson

    Dear Jennifer..thank you for my hat 😀 I love it …I got it today when I got back from school, I didn’t think it’d be so quick! When I saw the gray bag with my name on it I instantly tore it open yelling “YEAH!!!” I love it. Thank you for making t that I may buy it 🙂 ill wear it proudly. Telling people you made it 😀 thankyou agian. I hope things go great for you 🙂 and that God will guide and be with you always, showing his love , I love you 😀 -Elik

  30. Emily

    I just want to say a big thank you to you Jennifer!! Stay strong and dream big. Any thing is possible with God by your side. I’ll be praying for you and your family. Thank you again. I love you

  31. Becca

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into my hat! I love it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Good luck and I hope all your dreams come true!

  32. Krystle Turnbull

    Hi Aloyo Jennifer! I just received one of your Margot beanies as a gift from my mother in law. You are a very talented women! I hope you continue to share your gifts with the world! Thank you!- KT (Idaho)

  33. Janelle Zinselmeier

    Hi there Aloyo Jennifer! Today I stumbled upon tour adorable Lucille hat in thyme and fell in love with it & the wonderful organization it opened my eyes to. I feel so blessed to have access to your products & to share in your personal story. You & this organization are an inspiration to many. I will definitely try to do my part to help you & the other women continue your mission by wearing my hat proudly & spreading the message!
    God bless,
    Janelle Zinselmeier (St.. Louis, MO)

  34. Courtney Yoshimura

    Just bought one of your hats today. I love it, thanks!!

  35. Hannah Wallis

    I bought the hat you made in a little local shoe store in Santa Cruz, Ca. I had never heard of Krochet Kids and wasn’t aware that I could connect with the person whose hands made this comforting garment. I just saw it on the shelf and touched it. It had weight, was soft and fit just right so I bought it. When I brought it home and took the tag off, I realized that I could find you. It’s really a wonderful thing to know that I’ve bought something that was made by a real and wonderful person who is creating a path all her own, and showing the world what joy there is simply in creating something that brings another comfort. Peace and love to you Aloyo Jenifer. Thank you for my hat.

  36. Cheryl Dion

    thank you aloya! i love my hat…it keeps me warm and looking great when I walk my dog up here in cold maine!

  37. Olivia Knight

    thank you so much Aloyo Jennifer! i love the hat and i really hope you keep crocheting!

  38. Bethany Ace

    Thank you so much for the beautiful Bella hat. It is super soft and is a joy to wear. I can definitely feel the love you put into crocheting it. Thank you again and may you and your family be blessed.

  39. Karl Principe

    Thank you so much for my hat, it is beautiful and i love it. Thank you also for the hard work you put into it and everything else in your life. You are an inspiration and i wish you the best. With love, Karl.

  40. Jackie Phan

    Thank you so much for my headband! It is super cute and I get so many compliments on it! This organization is such an inspiration, and the headband means so much that your name is signed in it! I will be spreading the word to all my friends so everyone can continue wearing them! I will be buying more in the future! xoxo

  41. jeanette scott

    I love my new blue hat! it is perfect for winter weather in austin texas. i have been to uganda many years ago and always remember the most wonderful people. good luck with your familiy.

  42. Ralonda Dittmar

    Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. It’s beautiful! May the Lord bless you and your family.

  43. S. Smith

    Thank you so very much for my beautiful hat. I wear it everywhere and it always keeps me warm. Stay strong, smart, and an inspiration to all. You deserve the best and so do your children. I am honored to wear my intricate hat. Thank you again for sharing your story and your talents. Your smile is brilliant so keeping lighting up the world.

  44. Thomas Byrnes

    I just received my hat from you Jennifer, and I love it! Thank you soo much!

  45. April Parkhill

    Dear Aloyo Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for my beautifully crocheted hat! I was so excited to receive it in the mail today, I know I will wear it often! Continue to work hard, and remember that God is faithful and will always provide! 🙂
    ” Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

    In Christ’s Love,

  46. Rachel Bechtel

    Aloyo Jennifer,
    My mother bought me a purple hat that you made as a christmas gift. Your work is beautiful and so are you. I have worn it everyday since i recieved it. Thank you for your intricate and detailed work. God bless you and your children. With Love, Rachel

  47. Cristina Pelayo

    Thank you so much for making my wonderful hat. My cousin gave it to me for Christmas, and it is by far my favorite gift this year. Take care and thanks again!

  48. Katie Burke

    I received one of your hats for Christmas from my mom. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful hat. It will get used alot since I live in the cold state of Montana. I wish you all the best in 2012 and look forward to giving hats to my friends and family.

  49. Lindsay Sweeney

    My sister had the idea that instead of just buying Christmas presents for each other from some random store in the mall, we should purchase gifts from an organization that benefits someone more than just ourselves, and though I love my new hat and will wear it proudly, I am more pleased that the funds used to purchase it are going to a great cause…YOUR cause!!! I am so very pleased that your’s and Krochet Kids’ paths crossed and you are able to support you family. You will be in my prayers and I play that the Lord continue to bless your life. I can’t wait to tell your story to everyone who comments on my awesome hat!!!
    God Bless,

  50. Addison Jackson

    I just bought one of your hats today, I love it!!! Thank you so much for all that you do, and God bless you!

  51. Becca Harlow

    I feel so blessed to receive this beautiful hat. I love seeing your picture and reading about you! Thank you so much. It’s beautiful. Keep up the good work. God bless you!

  52. Samantha Sloan

    Thank you so much for this AMAZING hat! I LOVE IT! you did a great job. Good luck to you and your family in the future!

  53. Samantha Sloan

    Just wanted to say thank you so much! I absolutely LOVE this hat! You did an awesome job! Good luck to you and your family in the future!

  54. Samantha Colton

    My mom and dad just bought the hat for me for my birthday I love it so much. What you do is truly inspirational. And I wish you much love and luck in the future!

    Thank you so much:)
    Samantha C.

  55. Dylan Scaringelli

    WONDERFUL hat! I bought it about a month ago and I cant take it off! Very nice job, thank you SO much!!!

  56. Irena Vilenica

    I want to thank you for my hat it is so beautiful, I wear it with pride, you are doing a wonderful job I wish you the best and may everything you have ever wanted come your way. I have shared this with many of my friends and family members!!! Thank you!!!!!

  57. Leah Hammontree

    Aloyo, I love my hat! Thank you:) I am writing a speech about you, and the Krochet Kids for my speech class. Your story can touch many lives. I cant wait to tell them and show them my beautiful hat! I wish you nothing but happiness, and success.
    With Love,

  58. Kendl Crockett

    Aloyo! Thank you so much for my hat, You did a wonderful job 🙂 It gets really cold where I live and I was looking for a nice warm hat, and I do believe that you have created the perfect hat to get the job done. Once again thank you, and remember to keep showing off that beautiful smile.

    – Kendl

  59. Alexander Witkin

    Aloyo Jennifer made my Barney hat – it wasnt an option in her products.

    Hey Jennifer! I’m so happy that I found you in “Meet the Ladies”. I was ecstatic when I saw that the hat arrived today! I’ts beautiful! I was born in South Africa, but I’ve been living in America for 14 years (I moved here when I was 3). Giving back feels amazing. There is a special place in my heart for the African people. Lots of love!
    – Alex

  60. Jennifer Davidson

    Thank you so much for my wonderful new hat. My daughter and I went shopping together and she found this one to be extra special- my name is Jennifer too. We can’t wait to go back and find another one for my daughter and hope to give more of them at Christmas. May God bless you!!!

  61. Liz Roberts

    Jennifer, I bought this hat today at a Nordstrom department store in Miami, Florida. I fell in love with it upon seeing it, and then read the story behind the hats. I was so moved! I am very proud and honored to wear this garment you created (and have received so many compliments already, and am spreading the word!). I am inspired by you ladies. I wish you much success.

  62. Dan McKnight

    Thank you so so much for my new hat .. It is so beautiful and a beautiful job .. Stay strong in the word and Faith …Remember keep Jesus #1 in your life …

  63. Chalise Rushton

    I love my new hat!! Thank you for keeping my head warm this winter! God bless you and your family for your struggles and hard work.

  64. Xanna Kidd

    Jennifer, your beautiful hat that came from your hands is now sitting in my home, and I feel so blessed to have heard about Krochet Kids and linked to you. Be proud of you’re hard work, because you now serve as an inspiration in my life!

    – Xanna

  65. Thuy Vo

    I bought one of your hats just a few months ago, and I love it!!! Thank you for creating it and putting it out in the world for me to find it! =D I wish you the best of luck and tons of success in all your dreams and desires.

  66. Michael

    Thank you very much for my new oxford barney hat. It is very cool, and i am sure it will keep me warm in the colder months of New England weather back here in the USA. I cant wait to wear it everywhere i go and show it off to everyone in my school. Thank you very much for this amazing hat. I wish you all the best and many happinesses 🙂

  67. Tatyana Adams

    Thank you so much for making such my hat. I absolutely love it! In fact, it’s my new favorite hat. I appreciate the work and effort you put into making my it, and I wish you and your family much success. May God bless you and provide much peace and joy.

  68. justine makoff

    thank you for the hard work you put into my hat

  69. Linda Young

    Thank you, good luck and god bless

  70. m. marvin

    thanks! so amazing,… all the best to you, lots of luck!

  71. Rachel Albert

    I bought my niece this hat for Christmas and received it today, I absolutely love it and I’m sure she will too. Thank you for the hard work you put into making it so special! 🙂