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.
Naitaiaang Kitalu NKU-WM2
Naitaiaang's husband died 20 years ago from stomach related issues, and she was his only wife. She has 6 children, 2 of whom are married. The other 4 children live at home along with 3 grandchildren. Naitaiaang has 1 goat, and she collects firewood to sell to support her family. She was never able to attend school and does not know how to read or write.
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.