The Widows Might Program seeks to instruct, encourage, and empower these women by providing food assistance each month, five goats in the first year (to help them start their own self sustaining herd), skill training and Bible instruction.
Zipporah Nyaboke KIB-WM6
Zipporah is from the Kisi tribe. Her husband passed away in 2007 from AIDS, and Zipporah is also HIB positive. She goes to the AIDS clinic every 3 months to be evaluated and to receive her medications. Zipporah has three children: a boy who is 25 years old lives with her and is in an apprenticeship program for screen printing; a 16-year old girl is in her third year of high school; and her youngest 14-year old daughter in the 8th grade is also HIV positive. She supports her family by cleaning houses, doing laundry and ironing.
Felistas Musimbi KIB-WM7
Caroline Adhiambo KIB-WM8
Caroline's husband passed away in 2006 from a road accident. She has two boys and two girls. Caroline has lived in Nairobi for 19 years and washes clothes to support her family but only earns $5 a day doing this work. She also makes and sells "mandazis", the Kenya version of a donut, to support her family. Some of the financial challenges facing her are: money to pay rent, food, school fees, purchasing uniforms and paying for doctor visits when her children are sick.
Lydia Lihasi KIB-WM9
Noonkuta Mpatiang NKU-WM20
Naisula Tago NKU-WM21
Napanu Reyia NKU-WM22
Kibarisho Tingisha NKU-WM23
Namwatuni Nyokuni NKU-WM24
Namwatuni's husband passed away of illness when she was still a young wife. She was the only wife. Namwatuni never attended school. She ahs a total of 7 children, three of whom are still at home. She works in the tomato gardens to earn money to support her family and has no livestock to supplement the family's food. A widow in Kenya faces many overwhelming obstacles such as feeding her family, paying school fees, and purchasing uniforms not to mention other expenses such as medical, clothing or even just a bar of soap.
Noontawua Yiale OLO-WM7
Noontawua has 8 children: 2 are married and the others are in school (2 are in primary, 2 in secondary, and 2 are home). Her husband died a long time ago. She was one of 3 wives but is the only one left. Noontawua did not attend school. She owns 4 goats and 6 sheep and used to sell charcoal for income as well but also works for others doing gardening.
Paranae Nkurumwa OLO-WM9
Paranae has 4 children: 3 are in school and 1 is at home. Her husband died in January 2018 after a long illness. She was the second wife of two and did not go to school. Paranae has 3 cows and 6 goats. For extra income, she sells maize as a market broker. However, it is a great challenge for her when there is no maize available.