I know I’ve talked about having people who inspire me like here and here. But a hero is a little bit different. When I’m inspired by someone its usually their work that will ultimately influence the way I do mine. A hero is someone of another level. 


   [heer-oh] noun, plural he·roes;

1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded  as a model or ideal.
My hero, besides my parents of course, are the people at Krochet Kids Intl. Yesterday was my first day working with them and I have never been so excited to work in my entire life! They’re just a group of people helping another group of people, and they are doing an amazing job. If you don’t know their story already you should certainly take the time to learn about it.  
However, this post is about one of the ladies that they help, Akech Santa. 


As a young girl, Akech Santa was told that women were only meant for motherhood or prostitution and was thus deprived of hope, opportunity and education. Today, Santa is proving the naysayers wrong by supporting herself through her work as a crocheter. She is also using the money to support her children and hopes to use the money she earns to educate them through university.

“My future dream is to see my children through all levels of school so that they might have bright, successful futures. I would also like to start my own textiles business so that I can continue to have reliable work after I leave the program.”

“Love comes from within. It cannot be forced and it certainly cannot be bought.”

“Thank you to KKU and its supporters for the work that they have done in my life. May God bless you abundantly.”



I find this woman to be extremely inspiring and empowering. She stood up for herself and proved people that they were wrong. She is now another hero, among many of the women that work for KKU. There are so many inspiring stories about those whose lives have been affected by this program, you should take the time to read at least a few. 


Who are your heroes? 


*All images from KKi.