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Updated: May 13, 2019
Mariam Nabatanzi is known as “Uganda’s most fertile woman”. She has given birth 15 times to 42 children, 38 of whom have survived. Nabatanzi who was sold into marriage at the tender age of 12, has had three sets of quadruplets, four sets of triplets and six sets of twins. By the time she turned 36, Mariam already had a record number of kids, all with the same father. Her husband - who used to keep absent for long stretches - walked out on her around three years ago, leaving Mariam to fend for herself and her family.