Changing Lives for the better - Excellence Award
CTWOO Awarded for working tirelessly to provide outstanding service to Widows, Survivor of Gender Based Violence and Orphans & Vulnerable Children
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THE widows
CTWOO supports and champions for the advancement of rights, social and economic empowerment of Widows in recognition that widows rights are human rights.
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Orphans & Vulnerable Children
We believe in investing in our children. Our children whether orphaned or vulnerable are the leaders of tomorrow.
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Survivor of Gender Based Violence
We work closely with Health Care Assistance Kenya who are the founders of SGBV toll free number 1195
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COME TOGETHER WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ORGANIZATION

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.

MEET DIANAH KAMANDE - THE FOUNDER CTWOO

In 2013 Dianah Kamande formed a Community Based Organization which later blossomed 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. Her passion is to ensure that the society treats widows, orphans and other vulnerable groups with dignity.

She believes in the words of the Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon “No woman should lose her status, livelihood or property when her husband dies, yet million of widows in our world face persistence abuse, discrimination, disinheritance and destitution. Many widows are subjected to harmful practices such as Widow burning and “widow cleansing” – an abhorrent  ritual which often amounts to rape, increases the widows risk of HIV infection. The impacts are also felt by widows children and their dependents”

Our Impact

Since 2013, our efforts have led to remarkable results:

3000
WIDOWS SUPPORTED
4251
ORPHANS REACHED
925
SGBV SURVIVORS SUPPORTED

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.

Putting in place strategies and policies that ensure that widows’, survivors of Genders Based Violence and orphans rights are guaranteed, protected and that they are economically, socially and politically empowered and that they live fulfilled lives.

A society in which social justice, human rights, happiness and prosperity are guaranteed for every widow, survivor of Gender Based Violence and orphans in Kenya.

WHAT'S KEEPING US BUSY

MEET AND GREET VALENTINE’S EVE DINNER

MEET AND GREET VALENTINE’S EVE DINNER

On 13th February 2021 Come Together Widows and Orphans Organization (CTWOO) held a valentine’s eve dinner at pavilion ballroom Safari Park Hotel. The dinner whose theme was EDUCATION TO ORPHANS MATTER saw a total of 218 guests attend surpassing our target of 200 attendees for the event. The aims for hosting the dinner were: To […]

THE STORY OF PAULINE WANGUI MUNGAI

THE STORY OF PAULINE WANGUI MUNGAI

PAULINE WANGUI’s story hit the airwaves and captured the attention of many on 2nd February 2021 after her story and experience as a widow were featured on a local TV station’s news.  Pauline is a mother of three whose husband died in November 2020 from COVID-19 after being hospitalized for a week. Similar to what […]

The Visit To Munyaka Area, Kapsoya Ward, Ainabkoi Constituency, Uasin Gishu County

The Visit To Munyaka Area, Kapsoya Ward, Ainabkoi Constituency, Uasin Gishu County

On 3rd October 2020 we visited widows from Cylus, Munyaka Mwitirithia, Bahati, Kimumu, Kapsoya areas in Ainabkoi Constituency, Uasin Gishu County that was hosted by Pentagon Self Help Group. The venue of the event was New Testament Church. We as Cometogether Widows and Orphans Organization (CTWOO) team arrived at the venue at 11:20AM. We were […]

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