In 40-year-old woman from Uganda 38 children
Mariam Nabatanzi Babir (Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye) has always dreamed of a happy big family with six children. As a result of almost 40 years, she was the mother of 44 siblings, is not relevant to his only father.
you the incredible story of the most prolific women of Africa.
Life Mariam Nabatanzi can not be called simple. When she was only 13 years old, the parents sold the girl to a man 27 years older. They called it a marriage, but Miriam did not even realize what was happening until she was in his house.
A year later, she gave birth to the first child of twins, for the next year - triplets, and a year later - just 4 kids.
There was a time when Miriam asked the doctors to question whether it is possible to do something that she had no more children. At that time, she gave birth to her 23 children. After the examination, the doctors came to the conclusion that it increased the function of the ovaries and any interference could jeopardize not only the health of the woman, but also her life.
Total Miriam gave birth to 44 children: 6 twins, 4 triplets, quadruplets and 3 only 2 children who did not "copy". 6 children were not viable and died in infancy.
The very Mariam thinks that they have children - it is a blessing, and claims that nothing spared.
The only thing that upsets the woman - her children are growing up without a father. Her husband was a tyrant, but after the birth of the last child - tossed. Mariam's husband could not appear for months, then years, until eventually not completely disappeared.
But the woman had no time for complaints and self-pity. She dedicated her life to the children trying to give them plenty of love and care and to provide the necessities of life.
The most significant expenditure of this large family - this, of course, food. Every day they eat about 10 kg of maize flour, beans 7 kg and 4 kg of sugar.
All the children are educated Mariam. The eldest daughter has already become a nurse, a son - a qualified builder.
In order to cope with the financial burden, Mariam had to learn many different skills. It gathers and sells medicinal herbs, bake cakes, make wedding hairstyles, organizes and prepares parties and even puts the bricks.
a single mother became known thanks to the assistance of journalist Kassim Kairi, who not only told her the story, but also initiated a fundraiser in support of her extended family.
Having the opportunity to reach a wider audience, Miriam spoke about women's issues in their culture, "Stop selling their daughters to men, prohibit early marriages. Girls suffer terribly, and the loss of parental love can not be recovered until the end. "
In an interview with Mariam Kassim also applied to men: "Do not forget about their responsibilities towards children, marriage - a joint work on their education."