Kenya has one of the highest rates of AIDS in the world. In 2016 alone, the country had more than 36,000 AIDS-related deaths. This epidemic has left thousands of women widowed.

In a land where women customarily aren’t allowed to own property, widows not only grieve the loss of their husbands but also the loss of most of their possessions. A widow is often blamed for her husband’s death and is disinherited by in-laws who claim that she has no right to her matrimonial home.

For widows facing this stigma and the accompanying hunger, Support-A-Widow food parcels are a big relief and reminder of God’s care.


To help needy widows, please click below to give a one-time gift or start a monthly sponsorship.

One-time Donation

$59 provides a 35-pound or larger parcel of food and healthcare items and $10 cash or equivalent in food items where cash is inappropriate.

Monthly Sponsorship

$59 provides a 35-pound or larger parcel of food and healthcare items and $10 cash or equivalent in food items where cash is inappropriate.


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