A woman in Uganda has made headlines for accomplishing what most women would consider impossible, especially at her age.
Mariam Nabatanzi is 41 years old and is raising 44 children on her own. Nabatanzi, also known as Mother Uganda or Mother Africa, stated that she would not stop giving birth.
Nabatanzi said all of her children were a product of her relationship with one man, who abandoned her, as reported by Afrimax English.
She gave birth to her first child when she was only 13 years old after being sold by her parents to a 57-year-old man.
“I gave birth 15 times. I gave birth to five quadruplets five times. For twins it would have been six times, but a set died, so it is five times too,” she said.
Growing up, Nabatanzi did not know what life held for her, but she knew how many children she wanted. “I wanted to give birth to only seven children,” she noted.
She said she wanted five children and named them her deceased brothers’ names, one with her name and another with her husband’s. “God made it happen, and in just two times, I already had seven children,” Nabatanzi revealed.
She went to the doctors to shut her womb and even used contraception methods to prevent getting pregnant, but all was in vain. “So if I have an understanding man, I will have more children,” Mariam joyfully said.