MaiWa is a social documentary photographer from Mombasa, Kenya focused on stories surrounding African children and their wellbeing, education, sexuality and human rights. She begun her photography journey in 2017 while pursuing her Masters in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales. She has just finished working on series I of her first on-going project Wundanyi which is about stigma and stereotypes around rape and explores the need and importance of rape being a household conversation.
MaiWa received a grant from FORWARD UK in 2017 for her photo-series addressing rape and defilement in Wundanyi, Kenya and in 2018 she was awarded the Reginald Salisbury Travel Award for the same project which she interviewed and documented young adults and children who had been raped and defiled. MaiWa is currently based in the United Kingdom and is available for assignments.