We are incredibly saddened to receive news of the passing of Jedidah Waigwa (pictured above with Matt Flannery, September 2006) on Saturday, April 28th. Jedidah passed away after having a heart attack.
As Executive Director of Women's Economic Empowerment Consort (WEEC), Jedidah was instrumental to establishing Kiva.org's partnership with WEEC - our first Kenyan Field Partner - in early 2006. Her professionalism, commitment and strong social mission were an asset to both WEEC and Kiva.org.
Our thoughts are with Jedidah's family during this time, and the many people she affected in her life through her tireless work with WEEC. We know she has touched many lives, including ours, and we will miss her dearly.
Kiva.org will be working closely with WEEC to ensure that Jedidah's vision of empowering women in Kenya continues in her memory, and her spirit.