Ocira Cindrella

Orphaned at 7 years of age, Ocira Cindrella has spent most of her life without most basic necessities. As a beneficiary for KK Uganda, however, Cindrella is now able to support herself as well as her husband and her young children.  She hopes not only to send her children to school but also to complete schooling herself so that she might have a “brighter future.”

“My future dream is to go back to school and study hard for a brighter future.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda is the rapid development taking place after the prolonged war in the area.”

“My most enjoyable activity is singing.”

“My message to KK intl. and the promoters is that I love you  all and without you my life and that of my family wouldn’t have been the way it is now, may God bless you and  protect you.”

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  1. latoya hooks

    Thank you so much for your beautiful work. Bless you on your journey!

  2. Meredith Hazan

    Thank you so much for your beautiful work! I love my new hat and appreciate all of your hard work & care.

  3. Tammara Sal

    So much love to you and your family!!!
    Hugs and Smiles.

  4. Tammara Sal

    Hi Cinderella,
    I received my crochet hat, it is so beautifully made! You are an extraordinary woman and so strong. when I feel sad or when I feel like I am overwhelmed I wear the hat and now that I know your story I am so proud to wear it an feel so proud to wear!! I am proud of you dear. I wish you all the success and hope you go back to school soon. You are an extraordinary woman, and so brave and strong; I admire you very much.

    Thank you so very much for the most beautiful, and cherished hat I have… it keeps me happy, keeps me strong, and most defiantly keeps me warm.

  5. Howard rzeszewski

    Ocira. I received a crocheted hat as a gift in a birch box. I love it! Thank you so much and I’ll take a look at other things you’ve so beautifully made. Howard

  6. Morgan

    Thank you so much, you made my product beautifully and I’m more than excited to order again. I’m so proud to say the person who made my hat is making a difference in Uganda! Finish your schooling and continue to be an amazing mother and wife! Sending good thoughts your way! Have a beautiful day!

  7. Melissa Roth

    I just recieved my teal hat made by you in the mail and I was almost sad that I might not get to wear it for a while as it is almost summer where I live. Lucky for me the weather was cold today and I got to wear my new hat which kept my head nice and warm. I am so thankful for you and the women like you who make these items, but also for the opportunity that I get to support you by purcharsing them. I love to read the stories behind the hats I wear. Thank you for the wonderful hat and may God grant you the desires of your heart.

  8. Rhonda Sadler

    Cinderella….I received a purple hat made by you as a gift from a friend. I’m in the middle of cancer treatment, and I’ve lost all of my hair. It is a soft, warm hat for my bald head. Thank you for your good work. I enjoy wearing my hat and call it my “Cinderella” hat! Bless you! Rhonda

  9. Sara Schneider

    Dear Cindrella,

    First and foremost, WOW. I received a teal beanie that you made for Christmas this year and I honestly cannot put into words how much I love it. The color of the yarn is absolutely gorgeous and the style of the beanie is beautiful. Not only is it the warmest hat I’ve ever worn, it is the most unique hat I’ve ever had the privilege to own. I can honestly say that I have never owned an article of clothing so meaningful…every time I put it on, I think of your story and the message behind KK intl. Your signature makes the beanie that much more meaningful to me every time I put it on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to crochet such a beautiful item….

    God bless to you & your family from snowy Cleveland, Ohio,

  10. Katie Hodge

    Hi Cindrella! You’re items are beautiful! I have a scarf with beautiful buttons made by you and LOVE it. THANK YOU for your hard work! You are very talented. I will pray for you and your family each time I wear it.

  11. Holly Jo Jackson

    Dearest Ocira,

    I purchased my headband as a gift to myself for Christmas and have not yet opened it until New Years Eve and I can’t believe the coincidence that my product was made by Cinderella!! You may or may not know that Cinderella is a fairy tale here in the US about a young lady who gets to look beautiful for a night due to magic and help from her friends, but at midnight the magic is gone. Today, I’m wearing my headband and feeling the magic and when the clock strikes midnight and we enter the new year, I will be thinking of you! I wish you much success and happiness in your life! Thank you, thank you, for my beautiful gift and for sharing your story with us!

    Much love and respect,
    All the way from Columbus, Ohio
    Holly Jo

  12. Tara Gowan

    Dearest Cindrella,

    Thank you so much for making such a beautiful crochet beanie! My sister bought it for me for Christmas and was I ever happy to hear of who had made it- and that was you! Are you ever talented! I wish you all the best and hope your dreams do come true.

    Thanks again,


  13. Evelyn Monteiro Pereira Nunes

    Thank you for my crochet beanie. It is beautiful, soft and very warm.

    I hope your dreams come true and you have a happy life with your family!

    Best Wishes,


  14. Deirdre B

    Thank you for making my beautiful teal winter beanie. We have snow today in Boston and it is keeping me warm.

  15. juliana lino

    Thank you for this wonderful hat I love it it keeps my ears warm . your work is amazing

  16. Autumn

    I bought one of your items a while ago, and I want to thank you. I bought a beautiful blue headband and I love it so much. I love to sing, too! I’m learning an African song in choir right now. It’s called Siyahamba. Thank you again so much for making my beautiful headpiece, and I wish you happiness in your life and remember to always sing! It makes everything better. ~Autumn

  17. Frieda Messing

    Thank you for making my headband. I love the mint green color. I wish you and your family lots of luck in the future.

  18. Tracey Grippando

    Thank you so much for my beautiful scarf! Every time I wear it, I will think of you and your accomplishments as well as your dream of going back to school. Blessings to you and your family.

  19. Allie Fernandes

    Hi Cinderella,
    I just bought a hat that you made and it is beautiful. You are very very talented. Thank you so much for it! Good luck in reaching your goals.


  20. Michelle Chapel

    This white hat is darling and warm. I thank you for your beautiful work, and pray for your family and future.

  21. Rose-Lynn Plake

    Hello Cinderella,
    My husband bought a beautiful hat for me made by you. Thank you so much! It is so soft and the colour (Maroon) is so gorgeous. I have two young daughters who love the Disney movie “Cinderella” so the hat is very special. Your work is beautiful and I enjoyed seeing your picture and hearing about your dreams for yourself and your children. May God bless you and keep you.
    Rose-Lynn Plake

  22. Haley Cannady

    Thank you so much for the beautifully made head band! I love it so much and I cannot begin to thank you enough it! I love you and may God bless you and your family!

  23. Gillian

    Hi there! I just received my ‘Agatha’ in the mail and I absolutely love it! It’s so soft and perfect, I can’t wait to show it off to all of my friends! I’m so excited to wear it and spread the love. You’re very talented and I am proud to be wearing one of your creations! Thank you so much!

    Peace and Love,

  24. Jannick Ursulet

    Hi Cinderella,
    The gorgeous hat that you’ve designed is a present of my future husband.
    I felt in love with your hat few days ago, and today, Oliver offered it to me !
    A great thanks for contributing to this sunny and lovely saturday morning !
    All the best to you.

  25. Kayla Mildren

    Thank you so much for my beautifully crocheted headband! I bought the green headband with 5 flowers on it and i love it! It looks like you put so much hard work and love into and I cant thank you enough! I wish you all the best in life and good luck with sending you and your children to school!
    Kayla Mildren

  26. Rachael Vary

    Thank you so much for making my hat!! It is beautiful and I absolutely love it. I wish you the best for the future. Thank you again!

  27. Maddie Rodgers

    I absolutely love my headband! You have such a great talent and I received so many compliments today at school! Thank you so much and you will be in my prayers!
    Thanks again!

  28. Patricia Ulloa

    Hi Cinderella O,
    I wanted to say thank you very much for my hat. I am taking it to New York with me and I will think of you when I am grateful my head is warm.

    Best of luck to you and keep up the amazing work,

  29. Sarah

    I bought my betty hat yesterday and cant wait to wear it. I wanted to say thank you for making it and know that it will keep me warm during our cold Canadian winter. 🙂 Every time I wear it I will think of you. You have a beautiful smile and I will pray for you and your family to keep safe and warm as well.

    Thank you kindly,


  30. Jenni Lauren

    Hello Cinderella O!

    I received this hat as a gift today and I love it! I was actually very in need of a warm hat as it has started snowing recently and I don’t have one. Thanks so much for making it, it’s beautiful (and warm!). You are clearly a very talented lady. I hope that your talents and skill take you and your family as far as you can dream and I hope that God blesses you dearly.

    Thanks again!

  31. Kelsey Malynn

    Ocira Cinderella,

    Today I received a wonderful Christmas present, one of your beautiful creations. The hat you crocheted is perfect. So soft and warm! I opened the gift in the morning and have not taken it off for 12 hours! I love going to the snow and I’ll be thinking of your hard work every time I wear it!!! Thank you so much.
    Wishing the best for you and your family!
    Much love,

    Kelsey Malynn

  32. Elizabeth Mack

    Hi Cindrella,
    Today my best friend gave me this lovely purse you made. It is so beautiful! I fell in love with it instantly! From the picture and your words it is obvious that you have a beautiful spirits with a kind heart. Happy Holidays to you and your family:)

  33. Courtney Jacobsen

    Dear Ocira Cinderella,
    I want to thank you as deeply as I can from half way around the world for making my taupe Betty hat.
    I love it. Thank you for all your careful stitching and handwork; it truly is beautiful. Looking at your picture puts a smile on my face. I can see the joy of the LORD radiating through you. Though I’ve never met you, I feel like we’re now somehow connected and I’ll think of you always as I see your name printed on the inside of my hat. I travel to Southern Uganda a few years back and swear that I can smell the country on my hat. I fell in love with the beauty of Uganda and the kindness and love shown to me by the Ugandan people. May God continue to bless you and your family as you work under KKi. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. I am so grateful for you.
    Courtney J.

  34. Jenette Cementina

    Miss Cindrella O,

    Thank you for my mustard yellow beenie! It is a happy hat! I thank God for your life and will pray for your family. Living in California I wear it mostly in the winter. In the summer I have it hanging on a coat rack in my bedroom so that I can see it all the time. I love it!

    Psalm 28:7
    “The Lord is my strength and my shield: in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise him!”


  35. Melanie Pritchard

    Dear Cindrella-0,
    A beautiful friend gave me a wonderful hat made by you. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! I will wear my hat with pride! You and your family will be in my prayers! God bless you!
    Thank you!

  36. Hope mitchell

    Hi Cindrella
    Iv wanted a kki hat for so long and my boyfriend surprised me with one not to long ago and you were the one who made it. I cant thank you enough for this beautiful hat. I hope the best for you and your family. God bless you

    With love,

  37. Sara Bellevue

    To my wonderful surprise I received an amazing hat made by you for Christmas. I have worn it around town and have received many compliments. I especially love that it is made by you, Cinderella. It makes me smile everytime I put it on. Thank you so much for keeping my head warm in the blustery Pacific North West.

  38. jane hamilton

    Thank you for the crocheted hat that I received for Christmas, which was made by you. It is quite possibly the most meaningful gift I have ever received. I enjoyed seeing your picture and reading your profile. I will think of you each time I put my hat on. It’s a wonderful thing you’re doing and a great organization to be a part of. Keep on smiling!!!

  39. Chad Tatham

    I was blessed with a very happy Christmas this year, but the highlight of that day was the 5207.5 hat that I received from you. I pray for cold days just so I can wear my hat. I love it so much, but I love even more what you’re doing for your family! I’m finishing my last semester of college now, and I wish you all the luck in your schooling. I have an orphaned elephant in Kenya that I adopted at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and I hope to visit her someday. I now have two good reasons to visit though, if I make it over there soon I’ll visit my elephant and will certainly visit you as well. Thank you so much and I hope you receive all of the love and happiness that you’re spreading with every hat you make!

  40. zachary j. smith

    Cinderlla O,

    Quite possibly the greatest and most unique gift I have ever received for the holidays. Thanks for keeping me warm in this Michigan weather!

    Much love,

  41. Joseph Bond

    Dear Cindrella,

    I would like to thank you for my beanie that you made for me. It will help keep me warm in the cold Chicago winter, and I greatly appreciate your work! I always tell my friends about KKi and how they should be a part of the amazing work you ladies are doing every day! Thank you so much, and continue to do great work


  42. Jennifer Weiler

    dear Cinderella

    I would like to thank you for “the Christoph” scarf! it is beautiful and so soft- i have never had anything made out of 100% bamboo. I receive so many compliments on it every time i wear it, this gives me the opportunity to tell another person about KKi and all the amazing work you and the other ladies do!! You are a real inspiration and I thank you for sharing your story- I wish only happiness and peace for you and your family. Don’t ever give up on your dreams- you can do it! After all, look at how many people all over the world are wearing items that you made with YOUR hands. YOUR hands! I will think of you every time I wear my scarf in New York!
    Love and Thanks

  43. Zack Walters

    I love the hat you made me! it fits perfectly and will keep me warm this winter in New Hampshire, US. im so glad i could help, and this will not be the last time i purchase from you guys! keep living, keep working, keep enjoying and in the end you will find true belonging 🙂

  44. Jonathan Douglas

    Dear Cindrella,

    Thank you so much for my hat! I just got it today! I ordered it the other day and couldn’t wait to get it! I was really hoping to get it before I go on a trip to see some friends and I did. So, now I can show it to them and tell them all of the great things that you and everyone at KK are you doing.


  45. Michael Clark

    Hi Cinderella,

    Today I came home from my teaching job to find my beautiful hat that you made for me in my mailbox. I can’t thank you enough. I live in Massachusetts and it is going to get very cold here in the next few months and everyday I will wear this hat and think of you. Thank you so much, god bless!



  46. Joshua Galant

    Dear Ocira Cindrella,

    I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to make my beanie. I’ve been through a lot of beanies, but this one is special. I can feel the passion you have for what you do with all the products you make. Again, thank you so much. I will cherish this beanie and continue to help spread the word of KKi!

    God Bless you and i wish you the best.

  47. Virginia Garcia

    Received the Barney hat and love it. The color, mustard, the fit and the quality are exceptional, but your signature inside is what makes it extra special. My best to your family, you are doing great!

  48. Charles lloyd

    Thanks for the nice hat. I hope you’re the right woman. It is signed “CINDERELLA * O”. I hope you accomplish all your dreams. Have a great life!

  49. Rio Nicole

    Dear Ocira,

    Many thanks for my amazing hat. Every time someone comments on it, I take it off my head and show them the inside and say, “This is the best part about my hat. It was made by this amazing woman and reminds me that I can do amazing things.”

    Best wishes,

    Rio Nicole

  50. Jason Carroll

    Ocira Cinderella,

    Thank you so much for making this hat for me. Keep using your amazing skills and creating beautiful products. I hope you can achieve all of your dreams and provide for your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and think of you everytime I wear this hat. It will work well living in the cold winters of New England here in the U.S.A. Thank you again so much!!

  51. Nicholas Pernicano

    .Dear Ocira Cinderella,

    Thank you for crocheting a hat for me. I pray that the Lord provides for you and that you don’t ever lose faith. No matter what happens in life, God will always be there for you. Remember that and nothing can stop you. God Bless you and your family.


  52. Jen Eggener

    Dear Ocira Cinderella,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful hat that you crocheted for me. I was lucky enough to meet Kohl while I was in your beautiful country, Uganda, in 2009 and was extremely inspired by his dream. I am so proud of the work that you, Kohl, and Krochet Kids International are doing. I wish you the best of luck in fulfilling your dreams.


  53. Gary Simmonds

    That hat is great! Sometimes I take things for granted that I have here in the states, not thinking that there are people elsewhere without the basics. Thank you for taking time to make this hat and I hope that your dreams come true


  54. Sarah Crowther

    Dear Ocira Cinderella,

    I can’t thank you enough for my scarf! I cannot wait until it gets a little colder here so I can start to wear it. I wish you the best of luck in life and hope that you can someday go back to school. I will keep you in my thoughts and think of you every time I wear my scarf.

    Thank you again,


  55. Abraham Forgey

    Thank you,

    Your beanie is awesome and i couldnt be more happy and the best part is you hand made it so that you so so so very much 🙂

  56. Devin Greene

    Omg I just recieved my new hat and its amazing! I ordered it a lil too early as its still too hot here in NYC to wear. I want the cold to come just so I can show off my new hat! I will definitely be ordering more as the winter rolls around. Thank you for being so amazing! I think this is an awesome program and I wish you all the best! I hope that you get to make my hats again! <3333

    Much Love and Thanks All The Way from The Big Apple <3

  57. Nathan Trimboli

    Dear Ocira Cinderella,

    Thank you very much for the Barney cap. I absolutely love hats like these and the material is sssooooo soft! My girlfriend saw it and knew I liked beanies so she got it for me. I wish I could hand make hats like this for myself! I have been wearing it everyday since I got it.

    I wish you the best and God bless!

    “If you dream small, you will exceed your expectations. If you dream large, there will be no limit to your potential.”
    -Nathan Trimboli

  58. Morgan Beckley

    Hello Ocira Cinderella,

    Today i received my Krochet Kids hat in the mail and I am absoulutly in LOVE with it. Thank you so much for the work you have put into this hat, I now can call mine. This hat will come in handy during the cold winters in Michigan! With all you have been through and overcome, I hope all your dream come true!

    Best of luck & thank you agian.


  59. Scott Wright

    Hey Ocira Cinderella,

    I received my beanie the other day and am pleasantly surprised at the quality of both the materials and craftsmanship. I think it’s great what you are doing and I will definitely recommend you guys to all my friends!

    Best of luck to you and your family!


  60. *christine

    Miss Cindrella,

    I received the hat you made from a friend of mine for my birthday, and I absolutely love it! I want one in every color! You are doing wonderful things, and I’m so proud of you and your family. I hope I can one day visit Uganda and meet you in person. How old are your children?

    thank you so much again for your beautiful work!


  61. Bethany Andreas

    I received my Bella hat in the mail last week and I really like it. It should really keep me warm here in Alaska! I’m so glad I was told about your organization. The items ya’ll make will bring such joy to peoples hearts. Just know that everytime I wear this hat I will be thinking and praying for you and your family and fellow crocheters.

    with a heartfelt thanks,


  62. Dave Vaughn

    This beautiful and warm gray and black striped hat with the ball on top, was given to me for Chriistmas by my daughter Leah and her husband Travis. This is the same Leah and Travis who lived in Uganda and worked with you for six months. Thank you for your great work and we are glad the Krochet Kids program has helped you and your family. This hat is perfect for the snow and cold in the Northwest (Spokane, Washingon). We pray for you and the other women who work with Krochet Kids.



  63. alison clark

    hello ocira cinderella,

    thank you for making the twin fin hat for me. it is very special for me to wear a hat here in Florida knowing that your hands created it for all the way in Uganda. Even though I have never met you, I pray for you and your family. please keep singing. i think you have a beautiful smile. it truly is a blessing what God has gifted you with.



  64. Liz McEachern Hall

    Hi Ocira!

    Yesterday I had to retake an exam that I had previously failed. This time I passed – yeah! But the best part was coming home from the exam and finding my Betty hat that you knitted me in the mail. I LOVE it!! So warm and goes with everything. Thank you for making such beautiful accessories and for working with a great organisation like KK. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to visit your country and see all the progress your making. You are touching more lives than you could possibly imagine!

    I pass your blessing back to you – may God bless you and protect you!


    Lizzie xo