Lakareber Doreen

Throughout her life, Doreen has witnessed much turmoil due to the war. She lost her uncle and several other beloved ones who were in a hut that was burnt down by the rebels. She was fortunate enough to attend school for a while, but ultimately had to drop out because her father could no longer afford to pay for the tuition for her and her siblings. KK Uganda has given Doreen the opportunity to save money to send her children to school, give them better healthcare and to feed them.

“My future dream is to have a better life by working hard to send my children to school. I also dream to own my own land someday.”

“My favorite activity is cooking food.”

“God is the beginning and the end. Love means loving your neighbor the way you love yourself.”

“I want to thank the KK intl. program and all its supporters for the efforts they are putting forth to eradicate poverty through this life changing program.”

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  1. Lori Thibodeau

    Hi Doreen,
    I love my new toque! It is the Betty. I just bought it today not knowing anything about Krochet Kids. I think it is amazing and i will be telling all my friends and family about it. You did a beautiful job. Thank you so much. Hope you are well. I hope your children are well also. I have two beautiful twin boys who are 11. Hello from all of us in. Canada!! Lori

  2. Barb Schuster

    Thanks Doreen for sharing your story. May God continue to bless you and your family. I came to know Kk Intl. though our Grandson Patrick. Patrick is now working in Uganda for kk intl. It is a wonderful organization. I have purchased items from kk and the work you do is beautiful. Take care and congratulations on the success of your business. So glad that Life is Good for you and your family. God Bless kk and you.

  3. Maria Berch

    Thank you for sharing your story! Your strength and love for your family is amazing. I wish you nothing but success and happiness in the future. <3 –Maria

  4. Ray Aguirre

    Hi Lakareber,

    My roommate gave me this hat he received. He’s not one for hats. He have it to me. I’m very picky about how these fit. When I put it on, I immediately loved it. I saw your name inside and realized that the tag was a way for me to thank you for your work. Thank you, so much, for making this hat. It is a black hat with sepia or brown-ish stripes. I love it. I’m wearing it out tonight. Thank you, again! You do great work!


  5. Nicholas Molina

    Thank you for the awesome hat! I hope you are making a lot more because I’m spreading the word!

    God bless you and thanks again!

  6. Jonathan J Carrillo

    At first I recieved my Hat and did not think a thing of it other then oh hey look a very nice hat. The hat is comfortable, stylish, and perfect for me. One day I decided to look inside for some reason and saw that a hand written name was on the tag. I was so intrigued. I knew someone made this hat personally, but never thought I could connect with the person who actually made it. I did not know her story, her struggles, and what she has to go through to make this hat for me. I hope you do have a chance to read this as I want to thank you so much. I pray for your family and for all people to have a better life. I know I can’t make much change as I am a single person but if I can spread the word that’s the greatest thing I can do for you and people
    Like you. Please take to heart this scripture in the Bible that I love which shows us that one day there will be a hope for a new better life. Psalms 9:18; Isaiah 65:21,22

  7. Ashlee Vandemark

    Thank you so much for making this wonderful hat!!!! I got it as a gift and I love it. I’m so happy we could give to you by getting the hat!

  8. Caitlin Morrison

    Thank you!! Your hat is really cool. I love the pattern and I am very thankful for you making wonderful things for everyone! I am saying happy thanksgiving and have a wonderful day, you deserve it most! Thank you for your comfortable hat, it’s a beautiful black and grey hat. You are a very beautiful woman and you deserve the best. My name is Caitlin and I’m twelve. I really smiled when I saw your hat. Thank you so much and have a great day and live life to the fullest. 🙂

    Sincerely, Caiti.

  9. Tristan Graham

    Thank you. I love my hat I put it on as soon as I received it.

  10. Jessica Velilla

    I came across this lovely crocheted owl hat for a child. I wanted to say thank you for your quality work and attention to detail. I can’t wait to use it for my son (who is due in mid December). My eight year old daughter thinks it is the sweetest hat. I hope that you are doing well and have managed to achieve the goals you have given yourself and children. May you be blessed, safe and prosperous. Thank you for your handcrafted art that can be shared with my family.

  11. Christy K

    I found your works today through this organization in California and I am just blown way by how talented you are. I bought the teal and white small hand purse. It’s perfect, beautiful and hand made which makes it that much more special . Thanks for sharing your story and know that the art you are creating is reaching around the world and I truly hope you receive the good life and profits you deserve to live the way you dream to.

  12. Rebecca Payne

    Thank you for making this amazing warm hat. I live in Guelph, Canada and it has been -30 degrees Celsius for about a week. I have a little girl who is 15 months old and I wanted to match the hat she wears. Yours was a perfect fit! From one mom to another, thanks for keeping me warm!

  13. Vesna Miksic

    Hi Lakareber,

    I love my Betty knit hat (so soft and well crafted!) It’s great to see your story and know that my purchase helps you as well. Best of luck in achieving all your goals.

    Much love and God Bless,


  14. Sarah Coates

    Lakareber Doreen,
    Thank you so much for making my beautiful Indigo infinity Quinn scarf! It is very warm and soft, and every time I wear it, I think of your radiant smile and inspiring story. I receive many compliments on it, which serves as an opportunity for me to show them who made it and tell them about the KKi program and how it is helping you and your family.
    Best wishes to you and your family! You inspire me:)

  15. Anna

    Hi Lakareber! I just bought a burgundy hat that you made- I’ve had it less than 20 minutes and I love it so much. It’s so soft- it’s my new favorite!
    Best of luck, beautiful! You can reach all your goals, I know it.
    Thank you, much love and best wishes!

  16. Elena Campos

    Thank you so much Doreen i just got the hat and i love it so much i appreciate your hard work, i love your smile(:

  17. Andrew MacFarlane

    Thank You so much for my awesome hat! I love it! You rule! Have a nice day 🙂

  18. Linda Michelman

    Hi Lakareber,

    I wanted to say thank you for the beautiful Turquoise Sunny eyeglass case. I love the colors and use it for my athletic SUN glasses, but mostly I love the fact that you made this for me! I have received many compliments from my friends.

    I wish you much luck in the future and hope that all your dreams come true. So glad the money helps towards the education and health of you and your children.

    G-d bless,
    Linda Michelman

  19. Janette

    Dear Doreen,

    I just purchased a beautiful black hat that you made from a store here in Santa Cruz, California. I was so happy to find this particular hat because it closely resembles my all-time favorite hat, although I must say, the one you made is even more beautiful.

    Thank you so much for your careful weaving and artistry. I wish you all the best as you work towards achieving your dreams!

  20. Tiffany Abney

    Thank you for making the beautiful headband I received today. I can’t wait to wear it. You are very talented.

  21. Christina Stoner

    Hi Doreen! I wanted to thank you for making the beautiful headband I received today. I love it! I wish you and your family all the very best!

    God Bless,
    North Carolina, USA

  22. Jessica Torres

    Hello :),
    I bought one of the headbands that you made and I love it! You are very talented! Thank you! <3

  23. Tracia

    Thank You! For my beautiful red hat and I saw your name in it. And I had to say thank you. It is a beautiful hat and happy you made it!!!! 🙂
    -Thanks from Tracia

  24. Courtney Marie Mont

    HI, just wanted to say i bought one of the hats that you made and seen your name on the inside. its a beautiful hat, i love it 🙂

  25. Laura Phillips

    Dear Doreen,
    Thank you so much for all of the love you put into making my hat. It is white, red, and blue. I got it as a birthday present from my best friend. I go to school somewhere where it snows a lot so my new hat will keep me warm. You are so talented and I am so thankful Christ has blessed you and your children. I will be praying for you every time I wear my beautiful hat. Thank you for taking the time to make my wonderfully made hat.

  26. Alexis Hahn-Kline

    Lakareber Doreen, I want to thank you for the work you put in to each and every hat you make. I was so excited to have one and see the lady behind such a gorgeous thing. It is so comfy and pretty. I hope you and your family are doing well and you someday may achieve your dreams.

  27. Heidi Winner

    Dear Doreen,

    I ADORE my cream Thomas hat, I’ve never loved a hat so much! The stitching is perfect and the hat is gorgeous, you are incredibly talented. When I read the information about you I began to tear-up, knowing that by loving this beautiful hat I have, in a very small way, helped to send your children to school and to build a better life for you and your family. KKi is a wonderful program and I am excited to tell others about it!

    Thanks again and I wish you and your family the very best!

    Heidi in North Carolina, USA

  28. Johanie Martinez

    Dear Doreen,
    Thank you so much for my pistachio green hat. I absolutely love it! When I saw your name inside the hat, I couldn’t wait to give you my thanks. I am proud to wear the beautiful hat you made me. It’s wonderful and I am glad that I was able to be a small help to you and your family. I pray that God blesses you even more!

  29. Kathleen Adler

    Dear Doreen,
    Thank you so much for making this beautiful blue hat. I purchased it today for my daughter, Madison who is 2 years old. The hat really brings out the color of her eyes! We just love it! You have a wonderful smile and I will always think of you and your children when she wears it. Best wishes to you and your family!

  30. Pam Darlin

    I received a beautiful tan, blue and mauve crocheted hat for Christmas from my daughter. I crochet and knit as well and it is nice to recieve something made by another person’s hand. I live in the middle of the United States in Kansas where it is quite cold right now. My hat will keep me warm when I feed the chickens. Even though I don’t know you, I will still think of you and see your pretty face in my head everytime I wear it. All my best wishes for your success!
    Pam in Kansas

  31. Kyleigh Martin

    Thank you so much!
    I got one of your hats in my stocking on Christmas.
    It fits me like a charm!
    It is very soft, I love the colors, it is so special to me.
    I wish you luck with your terrific hats:)
    Whitehall, Michigan, USA

  32. Toni Lucas

    Lakareber Doreen, the hat you made is so beautiful. It was a Christmas gift to me from my son and his family. I’m so glad that my daughter-in-law found this product. How wonderful to see your beautiful face and learn your story. Thank you so very much. Love and prayers to you.

  33. Breanna Hardee

    Thank you so much Lakareber Doreen!! I love the hat that you made, it is so beautiful just like you! (: I wish you the best, and may everything you dream of and you’re heart desires comes true for you!!!

  34. Mary Katherine Hiney

    Thank you for the wonderful hat, I will enjoy it and think of you everytime I wear it!! I am thankful you made it and I hope all your dreams come true

  35. Alyssa Jacobs

    Hello Doreen,

    Today I bought The Sunny sunglasses pouch at a retail store and I had no idea that it was handcrafted by you until I looked and read the tags just now. I was debating on this one you made and another one, but I am so glad that I picked this one. Not only is it beautiful, but I got to learn about you and the hardships you have went through. I am sending good thoughts and karma your way for you and your children and I thank you so much for the beautiful sunglasses pouch you made. I am going to go back to the store tomorrow and I’m going to buy more for gifts and I’m going to spread the word about this organization! Thank you so much again and I hope you and your children have a beautiful life and achieve all of your dreams and desires. Your friend, Alyssa

  36. Heather Waters

    Dear Doreen,
    I am so grateful for the work you put into the hat you made me. It takes a genuine person to make such beautiful things for people you don’t even know.
    Best of luck to you!

  37. Emileigh Beauregard

    Hi Doreen, thank you soo much for the hat you made! It’s so beautiful and comfy. I hope you and your family are doing well, i wish you the very best of luck! 🙂

  38. Heidi Delashaw

    Thank you so much, the hat is beautiful! I gave it as a present to my cousin and she absolutely adores it. I think it I so amazing that through this awesom program you are able to provide for your family! Thank you so much and you are in our prayers!

  39. Caroline Welch


    Thank you so much for the hat you made. i absolutely love it. I wear it all the time, and I am so thankful to be apart of this project. I hope you are able to reach your goal of owning land. You will be in my prayers, and every time I where the hat I will think of you and your family. Thanks so much.

  40. Naomi

    Hi Doreen,

    I love the hat you made. It is perfect for the cold winter nights. I’ve always wanted a hat like this! Thank you so much. I hope your dream comes true. Again, thank you very much.

  41. Susanne Arriaza


    I too crochet. I have made many hats but none have been as beautiful as the one you made. I wear my hat almost everyday now and have forgotten all the others I have. I wear my hat and when people tell me they like it I quickly tell them how I came by this hat. Thank you so much for you beautiful work. I hope you are able to reach your dream of owning land.

    Blessings love,

  42. Dakota

    Dear Doreen,

    My mom bought one of the hats you made and I love it. It keeps my head warm and I’ve been wearing it since I got it. I’m 8 years old and I hope you get more money for your children to keep going to school.

    Thank you so much for the hat,

  43. Sydney Hallmark

    Dear Doreen,
    I love, love, love the hat you made! My Nana gave it to me for my conformation this weekend and I think it’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much! I hope you and your family are doing well!

    Thanks Again!

  44. Dana Racco

    I just received my hat this week and I absolutely LOVE it! My name is Dana and I live in Ohio. The winter is on its way and I cannot wait to wear your hat! It is so beautiful and I appreciate the time and craftsmanship that it took you to make it.

    I wish nothing but the best for you and your children. I have been telling all of my friends to buy hats from KKi to help more women like you who strive to make their lives and the lives of their families better. I pray for peace in your country and I pray that you and your family are safe and happy.

    God Bless you.