Grace

Grace from Kericho County, Kenya

I'm a survivor of fistula. A plot of land will help me become self-sufficient.

I need funds to lease an acre of land ($100 per year) and for fertilizer, seeds and farming supplies.

My need and situation

I am a 45-year-old woman living in Kericho County, Kenya. I am an obstetric fistula survivor and lived with this condition for 8 yrs before finally having surgical repair this year. The fistula is from obstructed labor in childbirth- this caused uncontrolled leakage of urine for 8 years and the prolonged labor also resulted in the loss of my baby. My husband abandoned me due to this condition and the loss of our child during childbirth.

My goals are to be economically independent. I have just completed a business skills and farm skills training course through an organization called Beyond Fistula. I currently grow crops on a small plot of land that my brother allows me to use.

I need funds to lease an acre of land ($100 per year) and for fertilizer, seeds and farming supplies.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to grow enough crops (maize, beans, tomatoes) to feed myself and also to sell the excess to become self sufficient.

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Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula (What does this mean?)

Grace is a vibrant woman who is part of our training program for obstetric fistula survivors, Beyond Fistula. We help women in Kenya after obstetric fistula repair. Grace just completed our business skills training course and a farm skills training course (Farming god's Way). She has been dependent on her brother and family and desires to be self sufficient. Our program will be following up with Grace to ensure she has the support needed to farm and start a business selling crops.

About Debra

I am the co-founder and Executive Director of Beyond Fistula. I founded the nonprofit in 2012 after seeing how much these young Kenyan women needed help rebuilding their lives after recovering from a childbirth injury known as obstetric fistula. I am endlessly motivated by their hope and tenacity… Read more