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Introducing myself and my journal: Women and children

About Me:
I am a HIV positive lady,35 years old, a widow of triplets aged 7 years old. I have been working for Women fighting Aids in kenya (WOFAK) in the years 2003-Sept 2011. During this years l was involved in care, support and advocacy for women and children infected and affected by HIV.
My birth to quardriplets in 2005 through successful Prevention of Mother to child transmission of HIV and hence all the four being PCR HIV negative (one passed away at one and a half weeks of age), the stigma l faced owing to the multiple delivery and the burden of taking care of the family alone with minimal income after to my husband's death in 2007,brought a new dimension in my life experiences.
The stories l have listen to from mothers of multiple births as results of traditional practices and cultural beliefs including inability to access necessary services ( medical, social, financial e.t.c)is quite devastating and this sent me to start a support group that can create a forum for this women and their children to access necessary support. More information about the organization can be accessed on www.mochiwela.blogspot.com.

My Passions:
Being a voice for the women and children in my society

My Challenges:
Luck of funds to achieve intended objectives and corruption

My Vision for the Future:
Create a society where women and children's rights are respected and can access necessary support.

My Areas of Expertise:
HIV,gender,human rights and Maternal and neonatal child health.

Comments

usha kc's picture

Dear friend It’s my pleasure

Dear friend
It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed.
Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation.
Warm Hug !
From Nepal
ushakc_raut@yahoo.com,ushakc76@gmail.com

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Hello.

Thanks for your warm welcome. Am happy to make new friends and share ideas that shall build us and the community we live in.

Nice times.

Rebecca

becky

Greengirl's picture

Warm Welcome Rebecca

I admire your determination to make the best of your situation. You are welcome to World Pulse, a world of exceptional women who are using their voices to bring about positive social change. Your story is exceptional too, and we would love to hear and learn more from you. I look forward to learning more about you and your community.

Olanike Olugboji

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Thanks Olanike. Am glad to read from you and get to know that you love the story.I shall keep in touch and do what is necessary to make the lives of my target group better. Shall give constant updates on this sight.In case of any specific questions , please don't mind to because l shall surely respond.

Rebecca.

becky

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Karibu

Welcome dear sister,I believe you will get a lot of encouragement and hope in this forum where women speak their mind ,without fear.Fear is the beginning of failure in man,it robs you all the creativity.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Thanks Lucia. This is the right site for me. I appreciate your comments and shall keep in touch.

Rebecca

becky

Auma's picture

Karibu Becca!

Welcome here! I am sure there are lots to learn from you, and you to get. Thank you for posting this exceptional story! Let's keep in touch and share more on the Women';s Networking Zone as we had talked. Let's catch up again tomorrow on phone. Thank you and 'karibu' again! Keep up the great job!

Love,
Leah.

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Thanks leah,

You have fought so hard for me and l appreciate you as a role model.Its so good to have known you and hope we shall share more on this site.

Thanks.

Rebecca.

becky

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Hello Fatuma,

Its good to have known you.Though l have taken too long to respond to your mail, don't worry and l shall keep in touch.

Thanks alot.

Rebecca

becky

Rebecca Awiti's picture

Women and children

Hello Fatuma,

Its good to have known you.Though l have taken too long to respond to your mail, don't worry and l shall keep in touch.

Thanks alot.

Rebecca

becky

As the world celebrates World Aids Day in Kenya and around the World a new issue has to be paid more attention to.On 26th Sat, 9pm news on a Kenyan national television Station (KTN) reads that " 26 Kenyan women die daily due to pregnancy related complications".
Shortly after this a story is aired of a lady at the National Hospital ( Kenyatta national Hospital) who gave birth to twins a few months ago. One of the twins was weighing 400 grams. Least did the medical staff believe that the baby would grow. The baby is currently weighing around 1.2 kilograms. A survivor, and her mother calls her HOPE. She indeed is a source of hope to her mother and many Kenyan Women who watched the news,l being one of them after undergoing through a similar experience. As l plan to visit her at the maternity ward to share with her and introduce her to MOCHIWELA, many thing triggers in my mind. One of them being a story of a women who last week walked into the office to register as a member.
Mueni looks a happy and strong woman, however as she begins to talk l see sadness cripple in, then hopelessness. She tells of the pain she moves around with since she gave birth to her twins at six months of pregnancy. She cant bend or do any heavy duty after 4 years down the line. Mueni is however,unable to meet medical costs to get relieved of her condition.This is the fate of many mothers of multiple pregnancy and births.It's then my realization that multiple pregnancy poses more pregnancy related complications ,death, premature deliveries and children with health related conditions. That's why am happy to work for MOCHIWELA and bring HOPE to this women and children

becky

As the world celebrates World Aids Day in Kenya and around the World a new issue has to be paid more attention to.On 26th Sat, 9pm news on a Kenyan national television Station (KTN) reads that " 26 Kenyan women die daily due to pregnancy related complications".
Shortly after this a story is aired of a lady at the National Hospital ( Kenyatta national Hospital) who gave birth to twins a few months ago. One of the twins was weighing 400 grams. Least did the medical staff believe that the baby would grow. The baby is currently weighing around 1.2 kilograms. A survivor, and her mother calls her HOPE. She indeed is a source of hope to her mother and many Kenyan Women who watched the news,l being one of them after undergoing through a similar experience. As l plan to visit her at the maternity ward to share with her and introduce her to MOCHIWELA, many thing triggers in my mind. One of them being a story of a women who last week walked into the office to register as a member.
Mueni looks a happy and strong woman, however as she begins to talk l see sadness cripple in, then hopelessness. She tells of the pain she moves around with since she gave birth to her twins at six months of pregnancy. She cant bend or do any heavy duty after 4 years down the line. Mueni is however,unable to meet medical costs to get relieved of her condition.This is the fate of many mothers of multiple pregnancy and births.It's then my realization that multiple pregnancy poses more pregnancy related complications ,death, premature deliveries and children with health related conditions. That's why am happy to work for MOCHIWELA and bring HOPE to this women and children

becky

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