- A 45-year-old woman has requested the public to help her raise KSh 550,000 to enable her to go through IVF
- According to her, she has already lost seven embryos and had four unsuccessful IVF procedures to the point of desperation
- She added that the struggle with infertility already cost her marriage, so all she hopes for in life now is a baby
Mary Nasimiyu (not her real name) has achieved most of what she always wanted in life, but the biggest one on the list has remained evasive for over a decade.
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Like any woman, maturity brought with it the urge to conceive and have babies running around since she was raised in a big family, but that was never to be.
Nasimiyu has had several miscarriages
Speaking to TUKO.co.ke‘s Hillary Lisimba, Nasimiyu shared her frustration over a burning desire that continues looking like a pipe dream with each new dawn.
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“Hillary, I am desperate for this. I have already had several miscarriages and lost a total of seven embryos over the years, it even affected my marriage,” she said.
She added that after all the failed trials, she was advised to try (In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), a medical procedure where an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or surrogate mother.
IVF is not a cheap procedure as the costs range from KSh 90,000 for the transfer of frozen embryos, KSh 462,000 for treatment with an own egg donor, and KSh 492,000 for treatment with an anonymous egg donor.
Nasimiyu has already tried four, spent the money, and come back home empty-handed after all the struggle.
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Trying for yet another time
When she lost the marriage, she decided to focus on getting a baby for herself then raise as a single mother since, at 45, her hopes of marriage have continued to dwindle a day at a time.
Nasimiyu already kickstarted yet another procedure booked for October 17, 2021, at Creation Fertility Center.
“I already have the sperm and a surrogate mom, but I need to raise KSh 650,000 to cover the costs otherwise the embryo will have to be frozen, which will mean an extra KSh 150,000,” she said.
So far, she has KSh 100,000 from her savings, which leaves her with a deficit of KSh 550,000 that she hopes will be raised soon to enable her to hold a baby she can call her own.
M-Changa fundraiser ongoing
She promised to use any extra money received to help another woman elsewhere who is in the same position as she is.
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As at the time of going to press, the ongoing M-Changa fund had raised KSh 33,000.
Nasimiyu hopes that well-wishers will help her through Paybill 891300, Account: 50275 under the Response: Hope for Baby, or through the link https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/50275.
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