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About Waiting Wombs Trust

Waiting Wombs Trust (WWT) is a Kenyan Public Benefit Organization (PBO) that works to create awareness, provide support and mobilization of families who – for varied reasons– have experiences of childlessness or have walked the child-waiting period in their marriage.

The organization was conceptualized and initiated in March 2017 by a couple that has had over ten years of child-waiting experience.

10

Years of experience

7000

Happy Clients

9

Successful Conferences

During this period, the adverse effects of child waiting were compounded by various medical and socio-economic setbacks. The organization was later registered as a trust. Having personally walked this path the Vision-bearers of Waiting Wombs Trust have a first hand experience of the challenges associated with the waiting period.
They are thus determined and dedicated to help other families and couples undergoing similar experiences to alleviate their pain and restore their hope as they continue waiting. Most crucial though, is the need to demystify the African traditional beliefs and misconceptions associated with childbearing and childlessness in Kenya.
The overall objective of Waiting Wombs Trust is to establish and sustain support systems for childless and waiting individuals and families around the areas of education, medication, psychosocial support, policy advocacy and internal staff establishment.

Enhanced Support Systems

WWT’s rationale is the need to establish and sustain support systems for the childless and waiting families.Such support systems must, of necessity, mitigate the devastating impacts of retrogressive socio-cultural beliefs and practices around childlessness.

Key Milestones

Since its inception, the organization has been able to achieve the following key milestones with meagre resources coming in only as donations from Board Members:

2017

Waiting Ladies’ Conference in Nairobi in 2017, which brought together 120 ladies to discuss how to cope with infertility. We brought a fertility specialist to this event to give free medical assistance

2018

Waiting Ladies’ Conference in Kisumu, brought together 40 ladies to discuss how to cope with infertility and to listen to expert advice and get services from a fertility specialist

2017

Waiting Ladies’ Conference in Mombasa 2017 where 60 ladies were in attendance. A fertility expert was there to answer questions and assist the ladies cope with the challenges they faced as a result of infertility.

2018

The First Annual Ladies Conference, which brought together women from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Free education on childlessness and infertility was given to empower the 200 attendees to champion these subjects and reach out to others who may have been suffering in silence

2018

The organization has established partnership with several laboratories, fertility specialists, counselors and pharmacies for discounted rates for our members

Two Couples Retreats held so far with total attendance standing at 50 couples

2018

Conducted a Prison Outreach targeting the childless prisoners and staff, the organization offered medical and psychological help to the target groups

Waiting Wombs Trust envisions a society where childless and waiting couples – young and old – are empowered, encouraged and supported rather than stigmatized, shunned and crushed.

Waiting Wombs Trust exists to avert the medical, physical, socio-cultural and psychological factors that undermine acceptance and positive living among childless and waiting families, consequently depriving them of the opportunity to live a more fulfilling life. The organization does this through a set of activities guided by its objectives as outlined sections that follow.

Respect, Trust, Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Grace, Humility, Hope, Love, Accountability, Empathy, Resililence, Courage, Intellect

Specific Objective Expertise

We are good at what we do and we do it to the best of our ability. We are here for all and sundry

Psycho-Social Support
96%
Education
90%
Medical Support
80%
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