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Sponsor A Widow

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

 

Felistas's  husband died in 2002 from a bout of typhoid.  She has three living daughters.  A fourth daughter passed away very unexpectedly in 2017 at the age of 15.  Her oldest daughter is married with five children, but four of the grandchildren live with Felistas.  She supports her family by cleaning homes for $7 a day but has to pay for childcare for her grandchildren while she works. 

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

 

Lydia's husband passed away in 2017 from complications with AIDS.  She also has AIDS, along with her daughter.  Lydia does very well when she can consistently get her medication, but many times the government clinics do not have a regular supply.
 
Lydia has two daughters: a 20-year old and the 17-year old daughter with AIDS.  The younger daughter was taken advantage of at the age of 10 which resulted in a child.  The baby is doing well on the medication.  Lydia supports her family and grandchild by cooking for another family at $5 per day, 2 days a week.  She often has to make the difficult decision to either buy food for her family or buy her AIDS drugs when the government doesn't provide them.

Nasuju Kasale  NKU-WM18

 

Nasuju was born in 1925 and has 10 children.  Her husband died 10 years ago at the age of 87.  Nasuju was never able to attend school.  She said, "God provides me with everything living under the care of sons and daughters.  I love Jesus Christ."

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Naleutewesha Kudate  NKU-WM19

 

Naleutewesha's husband died of diabetes.  She has 5 children and also takes care of 3 grandchildren.  To support her family, she collects firewood for others and sells sugar and salt.

Noonkuta Mpatiang  NKU-WM20

 

Noonkuta's husband passed away 10 years ago from TB.  She was the second of two wives.  The first wife is still living, and they live on the same compound.  Noonkuta gave birth to five children: 4 boys and 1 girl.  All of them are still at home with three in school
Noonkuta earns money to support her family by working on the tomato farms and sometimes sells firewood.  She was married around the age of 12 and never attended school.  The family owns one cow.

Naisula Tago  NKU-WM21

 

Naisula was the youngest of three wives.  Her husband and the other two wives have all passed away.  She has 4 girls and 1 boy, all of whom are married.  Naisula lives with her son and his wife.  Her son is not well and sometimes becomes violent.
 
Naisula attended school up to Class 4, which is very rare in that she was allowed to go to school at all.  Naisula is not able to do heavier work, like making charcoal or working in the tomato fields due to her health.

Napanu Reyia  NKU-WM22

 

Napanu's husband passed away 25 years ago.  He was very old and took a bad fall that broke his leg, and then died shortly afterwards.  She was the second of three wives.  The other wives are still living but are very old.  Napanu gave birth to 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls,  and she now lives with one of her sons.
 
Napanu never had the opportunity to attend school.  She supports her family by working on the tomato farms but does not own any livestock.

Kibarisho Tingisha  NKU-WM23

 

Kibarisho's husband died 20 years ago from old age and sickness.  She was the third of three wives and gave birth to 3 boys and 1 girl.  Kibarisho never had the opportunity to attend school.  She is very happy that her last child, a boy, has gone to school and is in university.
 
Kibarisho owns just a handful of livestock:  1 cow, 5 goats, and 3 sheep.  She married at the age of 12 years old during the time of the Kenyan Independence.

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.

Nailepu Taga  OLO-WM6

 

Nailepu has 6 children, 3 of whom are still at home.  Her husband died 3 years ago due to cancer.  She has 1 cow and 10 goats.  Nailepu has not attended 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.

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