Mariam Nabatanzi from Uganda gave birth 15 times to multiple sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets eventually having 44 babies in total!
Only her youngest son was born alone. Mariam was married off at the age of 12 and started delivering babies the following year. When she asked doctors for family planning options after having 18 babies, they told her she had ‘unusually large ovaries’. Birth control pills made her sick, so the children kept coming.
Only after her husband left, did she stop having children. Being a single mother, Mariam seizes every opportunity to make ends meet and pay her children’s school fees.