Lamwaka Harriet

Before joining the program Harriet had a small business knitting sweaters on a contract basis for the local schools. She liked the work but struggled to make ends meet when contracts were scarce. Now at KK Uganda, Harriet is using her job, education and mentorship to take her previous livelihood to the next level. After saving enough money she plans on buying a knitting machine and opening up a store to sell her products in.

“When I was a child I would imagine I was cooking for big groups of people. I actually learned how to cook through playing this way.”

“I like making friends, going to church and sight-seeing around Uganda.”

“To me, love is sharing everything you have with others. It means being peaceful with those around you.”

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  1. Tresa Garwood

    My daughter gave me a hat for Christmas, made by you. It is lovely. I have had fun wearing it in the snow. We have cold, snowy winters. I hope you are continuing to make your lovely products. I also hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for my winter hat; I will think of you when I wear it. Blessings, Tresa

  2. Shirley Paulson

    Thank you, Harriet, for this beautiful hat that you knit. It was a Christmas present from my daughter, and it’s perfect for me to wear in the winters in Chicago where I live. It is beautiful to me that my daughter found this hat from you, because I love knowing who made it. I will love telling about your definition of love, because I also pray for people to share the best of what they have. You have done so for me, and I’m glad to let your light shine for all my friends around Chicago too. Thank you! Shirley Paulson

  3. Ariel Chai


    I love your hat and I’m so thankful for your talent! I’ll be praying for continued blessings in your life!

    Much love

  4. Abby

    Dear Lamwaka,
    Thank you so much for making my Winnie hat! I live in Minnesota, and it’s freezing here! It got to -20° the other night! That being said, this hat couldn’t have come at a better time! I love the Pom Pom and strings. Keep up the amazing work, and I hope you can open up a store one day. You’re so talented!

  5. Pamala newkirk

    Thank you so much for the love you put into making my knitted hat! It is awesome!!! I am praying for you and I hope you have a blessed day

  6. Brianna

    Thank you very much for my knitted hat, I love it! Beautiful craftsmanship. It just started snowing today in my town so it will be wonderful to have as it get colder, and through what looks to be a long winter this year. Have a wonderful day!

  7. Susan

    Thank you so very, very much, Lamwaka!

    My new hat is so beautiful – I am simply in awe with your skill. Your story and background are inspiring, and I can only hope that my purchase does a little bit to help you achieve your dreams and ambitions. Someone far away is rooting for you!

    All the best!

  8. Amy Luetmer

    Thanks you for making this beautiful hat! My nephew bought it for me for Christmas. May God bless you in your adventures!

    Thanks again,
    Amy Luetmer

  9. Emily Furnish

    Thank you for making my beautiful red and white striped hat!!! I absolutely love it and I wear it all the time here in my snowy city. Praying for you. Thank you for being a beacon of light and peace in your community. God is doing great things through you!
    Peace and blessings.

  10. Lydia

    Dear Lamwaka,
    Thank you for making my hat. I love it. You did an amazing job and knowing who made it makes it even more special. I’m so happy to be able to support this company. Thanks again!

  11. Cheyenne Tumolo

    I just bought one of your hats for my cousin. It is beautiful, thank you! I am sharing your story with her & I wish you nothing but the best. Merry Chirstmas 🙂

  12. Charisse DeVries


    Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I wear it often and I think of you every time.

    Thank you again,

  13. Elizabeth P.

    Hello Lamwaka!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to craft such a beautiful hat for me 🙂

    For the first time ever I’m actually looking forward to the temperatures dropping here in NYC. I cannot wait to wear my hat and think of you every day. I hope that others will notice and appreciate the beauty of this hat, and I hope to share your story and the story of KKI with as many people as possible.

    Perhaps one day our paths can cross in real life! Until then, I will treasure this thread of our connection and wish you the best on all things in life!

  14. Alan Stott

    Greetings from Scotland Lamwaka.
    Very please to have received the hat you made

  15. C.K

    Thank you very much for the hat. It’s very warm and comfortable.

  16. Steven Russell Wells


    You just made another friend a world away in Los Angeles. I draw cartoons for a living, and I wish there was a way I could share my talent with you as you have done for me. I will think of you every time I wear the hat that was made with your hands. Thank you so much Lamwaka, I am so grateful.



  17. Summer Wadford

    Dear Lamwaka,

    I just received your hat for Christmas! I absolutely love it! You are so talented making hats! I also love making friends and going to church! One day I would love to travel to Uganda! Once again thank you for the beautiful hat!

    Love, Summer

  18. masa ichikawa

    Hello Mrs, Lamwaka
    I’m Japanese guy. I bought your hat today and i knew that beautiful project today.
    I just wanted say “thanks for beautiful hat”
    i never seen such a beautiful hat and they are really beautiful things for me.
    arigatou gozaimasita (thank you so much)