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Nancy Githoitho

2022 Fellow


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United States

Nancy Githoitho is the founder of Limau Cancer Connection, an organization that helps breast cancer patients with free knitted prostheses as well as raising breast cancer awareness in underserved communities in Kenya. Limau’s Mission is to lower the high rate of breast cancer mortality in Women of Color. Githoitho focuses on providing education on the early symptoms of breast cancer and self-breast examinations to women in villages, slums and other underserved communities. Limau has also donated over 200,000 knitted prostheses and trained over 500 women and men in various support groups in Kenya.   

Githoitho has worked as a property manager for many years. Previously, she ran a boutique called Diva Gals Fashion in Kenya and has plans to open a thrift store in San Francisco to help fund programs for her organization. Aside from raising breast cancer awareness in Black communities in San Francisco, she is a breast cancer advocate through the Susan G Komen Breast cancer organization, where she participates in lobbying activities to address healthcare disparities of Black breast cancer patients. 

She won a Zuri Award, which recognizes women bringing change in their communities. Limau was also named a Top-Rated Nonprofit in 2021 and 2022. Githoitho has appeared in media outlets including FRANCE 24, KLM´s “Great News”, Epoch Times, and Citizen TV in Kenya who aired the Limau Cancer Documentary. Githoitho has led patients in Kenya on advocacy and mentioned as the leading Cancer Lobby Organization in Kenya. Held several medical camps around the Country as well as the successful campaign of No woman should walk without a breast.  

 ”As a Visionary Leader, I hope to be a voice for Black families impacted by cancer and to dedicate my life serving my community.”