Wives of incarcerated men advocacy (WIMA) is an initiative that enables women to remain firm as the pillars of the family unit for both their children and their spouses who are behind bars during incarceration. WIMA as one of the projects run by AFIFA provides the following services to women, just to mention a few; legal counsel and representation through courts and ADR, income generating activities, safe house, shelter construction and renovation, mother and child health services, skills and leadership training, psychological counseling and support groups units.
AFIFA envisions a WIMA support group with its mentor/moderator in each sub-county in the four counties of operation (Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia). Within the few months of operation, Kakamega County has had operational support group meetings. These meetings are held once every month, beginning 25th Jan 2023, these meetings have turned out to be helpful to these women. They are now working on sourcing for funds to begin their first income-generating activity in leather works. A total of 15 women have been reached through the support group initiative, in Butere sub-county, Kakamega County-Kenya. We hope to reach out to more women and families as we get more funding.