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. Click on the link below to view a brand new video about our widows program.

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.

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.

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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