Lourdes Alanya

Lourdes started a new chapter in her life the day she entered the KK Peru compound. She left her tough past in the mountains behind to move forward and create a better life for herself and those she loves most. An affectionate and sacrificial mother, she used to work any odd job to get by. Family is everything to Lourdes, so she is thankful for her new working hours at KK Peru that let her spend her evenings at home with her children.

“I would like to buy machines and start my own business. I also want to improve my house for my children by putting a new roof on it.”

“I love singing and listening and dancing to music.”

“I loved playing jump rope and spinning wool for my mother.”

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  1. Miranda E.

    Hi Lourdes!

    My name is Miranda and I just moved to Chicago, Illinois. I just received the beautiful beanie that you made. Chicago is much colder than where I’m from and I can already tell that your hat will help keep me warm this winter. Thank you so much for the time and attention that you put into it. Good luck with your future endeavors, and may God bless you and your family.

    Thank you,

  2. Natalie Hagemeyer

    Thank you Lourdes for making the dress I bought. Each time I wear it I will think of you. Best wishes from my family to yours!


  3. Kelli

    Received my Skylar Tee and love it! Thanks so much for your hard work <3

  4. Ashley Gutierrez

    Thank you so much for my wonderful Pocket Shirt Dress, I can’t wait to tell everyone the story of the brave mother who made it while working hard for her family. As a mom, you inspire me. The dress is beautiful, thank you!

  5. Carter Lippert

    Thank you for my Tallulah Tank; it is stunning! Keep up the hard work and I know your dreams will come true!

  6. Hanna Bishop


    I absolutely love my new Brady hat! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job…it is keeping my head very warm in the cold winter here in The Netherlands!
    Keep dreaming, singing and creating. You are good at it and this world is in need of joyful and lovely people like yourself
    Best wishes to you and your family and may God bless you abundantly.

    Your friend,

  7. knl.film

    Hi Lourdes!

    My name is Kayla and I live in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. I just received the beanie you made today and I could immediately feel the love and delicate care you put into making this hat – it’s so soft and amazing. You are truly talented! I’m so thankful to know your hands wove something I’m wearing, and I promise I’ll wear it proudly and tell anyone who compliments me on it that you were the skilled artisan!

    I wish the best for you and your family, and may you reach all your goals in this new year. Singing and dancing your way through life is the best way to live. It makes my heart glad that we were connected in some small way and I will cherish your creation!

    Sincerely, your friend afar,

  8. Mutia

    Hi Lourdes! My name is Mutia and I live in the United States, in Boston. I just moved here from Indonesia, and it is much, much colder in Boston! I received the beanie that you knitted – it is so soft and beautifully made, and I feel prepared to deal with the cold winds now. Thank you for helping me survive winter! I wish you and your family the best of luck, and I hope all your dreams come true.

  9. Alexandra

    Dear Lourdes,

    with much excitement I received ‘the Alexandra’ beanie today. I love the tight knit, which will keep me warm throughout the cold Swedish winter, and the attention to detail such as the little hearts. Thank you for the work you have put into this beautifully crafted piece.

    Keep on singing, keep on dancing, keep on creating,
    with love,

  10. Amy Dillon

    Dear Lourdes,
    I love my new beanie (knitted by you) and it is keeping my head very warm in winter! I get many compliments about the colour and how well made it is. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making it.

    Best wishes to you and your family, and good luck with starting your own business! 🙂

    Kind Regards
    From Tasmania, Australia

  11. Robyn Smith


    I bought a hat you made today in Melbourne, Australia! I come from England and as it is now winter here, I was very cold so I am grateful for your very well-made hat! I love it and it is now my favourite hat!

    Good luck with your business in the future, I hope you achieve your dream.


  12. Fiona Trevaskiss

    Thank you Lourdes Alanya for the most wonderful scarf ever. It has kept me warm through the cold English winter, every time I wear it I think of the fact it’s been hand made with love! I show my children your name label. Sending wishes to you and your family and hope you have a happy future. From Fiona Trevaskiss

  13. Megan McHugh


    Your beanie is amazing! I live in Alaska and it is so cold here, and this is the warmest and most comfortable beanie I have had. I don’t know what I would do without such an awesome beanie!

    Thank you for putting so much love into it.

  14. Katelyn

    Thank you so much for making my hat! I received it as part of a subscription box and I love it! I can’t wait to wear it and tell people about krochet kids! I hope you have a great day and may God bless you and your family!

  15. Shelby Chase


    Thank you so much for making the beanie that I received through Faithbox. I absolutely love it. I was so thrilled to see that you had signed it! You are so talented, and the attention to detail is fantastic 🙂 I appreciate your work more than you know.

    I admire you and your selflessness, and please know that I will be praying for you and your family!

  16. Victoria Sneed


    I’m very blessed to be able to wear a Brady that you created!! I look forward to purchasing other products created by you.

    Thank you and God bless!!

  17. Madilynn Mansur

    My hat is beautiful!! Thank you very much. I love singing, dancing and listening to music too! Blessings to you and your family!

  18. Kelsey Graham

    Hi Lourdes,

    First of all, I am so happy that I get to send you a message. I ordered by beanie a few weeks ago, and since I got it, I haven’t been able to stop wearing it! It is definitely one of my favorite things I own, and not just because it’s super comfy, but because of the story behind it. When people ask me about where I got it or what Krochet Kids is, you are the person that I talk about. I want to thank you for the hard work you put into your job. You are an incredible woman, and I feel really honored that I get to wear something with pride made by such a dedicated, giving, and hard working woman. I’ll be thinking of you through the holidays and whenever I wear my hat, because without you, I wouldn’t have one so special. Family is really important to me too, so I admire the sacrificial love you have for your children. I also like to sing and dance, even if my skills don’t match my confidence 🙂 I’m genuinely so glad that you have the opportunity to work for a company like Krochet Kids. While KKi is changing your life, you are changing others’ lives with the love you put into your work.

    I wish you the best of luck and may God bless you and your family!

    Kelsey Graham- 20 years old

  19. Betsy Naymon

    Hola Lourdes!

    I just received my FEED x Krochet Kids hat in the mail from my mom as a birthday gift and I love it so much! It’s so warm and it looks awesome. I’m really glad that this purchase will go to help your family and I wish you all the best! I hope to buy another hat from you someday!

    Thank you again for your hard work,

  20. Madison Joutras

    Dear Lourdes,

    I bought a hat made by you today at a local boutique. I find this whole organization inspiring in itself but being able to read about who’s hands took time to make my beautiful beanie is simply magnificent. I sincerely hope you are able to achieve your dreams of owning your own business and equipment. Your children are so lucky to have such an amazing mother. I hope you transfer some of that love of singing and dancing down to them!

    I’ll be sending kind thoughts to you and your family every time I wear this!

    Much respect,


  21. Hayley

    I purchased a hat made by you today. My daughter picked it out. After reading the tag I didn’t mind paying the extra money for the hat. It is wonderfully made. Great quality and I know will last a long time. I had no idea what Krochet Kids was. When I got home I looked it up- what a wonderful program. I hope it helps you!!!! I may have to go back and buy some more. I love buying gifts that give back. Keep up the amazing work!!

  22. Olivia Gardner

    Dear Lourdes,

    My name is Olivia, I recieved a hat made by you for christmas. I love fair trade and programs like Krochet Kids. It was such a beautiful touching gift. I love that you had the opportunity to learn to make these hats. Your story really moves me and how far you have come. You do so much for your family and Im so glad i could give back to you. Good luck with the future, i know you will go far!

    love from,
    Olivia Gardner

  23. Maggie McCabe

    Dear Lourdes,
    Hi! My name is Maggie McCabe, and I received my Krochet Kids beanie for Christmas. Since then, I haven’t stopped wearing it. It is one of my favorite clothing items and my all time favorite beanie. I am so thankful for you and the company you work for, and I am so happy for you and your life! Family is so important to me as well, and it is so admirable how much you are sacrificing for your children. I hope you get get a new roof on your house soon! Happy New Year, and thank you for the beanie 🙂
    Love, Maggie