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WHO WE ARE

Come Together Widows and Orphans Organization (CTWOO) is a non-profit making Non-Governmental  Organization (NGO) founded by Dianah Kamande, a young widow and a survivor of Gender Based Violence whose experiences gave birth to the idea of creating a safe space within which widows could share experiences and draw support from others. In 2013 she, togerther with other widows, formed a Community Based Organization which later blosomed into a national NGO. She now leads CTWOO which focuses on  widows, orphans and survivors of Gender Based Violence. The organization supports and champions for the advancement of their rights, social and economic empowerment in recognition that widows rights are human rights.

MISSION

We shall achieve this vision by putting in place strategies and policies that ensure that widows’ rights are guaranteed and protected, that they are economically, socially and politically empowered and that they live fulfilled lives.

CORE VALUES

  • COMMITMENT- we are committed to ensure an enabling environment where every widow, orphan and survivor enjoy their rights
  • LOVE- We esteem love among each other thus extend compassion to the neglected in the society.
  • EQUALITY- We exercise equality among everyone in our society and ascribe to promote honesty in our work.
  • HUMILITY- humility is the mark of our service
  • JUSTICE- we value human beings as having dignity, rights and being equal, thereby promoting justice and fairness.

VISION

A society in which social justice, human rights, happiness and prosperity are guaranteed for every widow in Kenya.

GOOD HEALTH AND LEGAL SERVICES

Training widows’ on affordable health services, encouraging them to partner with a body like NHIF. By doing this our widows are able to access afordable healthcare services for their children and  themselves . We have strengthened our partnership with FIDA, Law Society Of Kenya and other HUMAN RIGHTS Organizations, so that widows all over the country can be able to access affordable and Pro Bono legal services where possible.The Pro Bono lawyers also give free training on importance of  legal services to widows and their children. Most widows fear the long ,tedious court process because they lack resources to hire an attorney for their cases.

CHAMPIONING WIDOWS' RIGHTS IN KENYA THROUGH CREATION OF A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN

Cometogether Widows and Orphans Organization through its founder was able to create the first Widowhood Bill Draft in Kenya which a dressed the plight of Widows in Kenya that even the Government did not know.The Drafted Bill was adopted by the Government through the State Department Of Gender Affairs on the first International Widows Day 23rd June 2016 which was hosted by the Ministry of Public Service,Youth and Gender Affairs. If this is passed by the 12th parliament, it will become the first NATIONAL ACTION PLAN for the Kenyan widows.

WIDOWS PARTICIPATION

At Cometogether Widows and Orphans Organization every widow is important. Through group formation we provie a platform for widows to articulate their issues. These groups act as FDGs where widows discuss issues affecting them, how to grow themselves Economically,They interact hence they grow Socially. Through these groups widows benefit from the affirmative funds available with the Government e.g Women Enterprise Fund (W.E.F), UWEZO FUND and the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF)

FOOD SECURITY SKILLS

Our organization equips its members on food security skills,using green when farming and irrigation in order for the widows and their children not to be striken by hunger when there is no enough rain,some areas across the country there is very little or no food production and lack of opportunities to generate income.When widows are introduced to greenhouse farming and irrigation they are able to produce food for their family use and also generate income from the food they grow