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Frida

Frida from Eldoret, Kenya

Need farming supplies and land to start providing for my children!

I'm working as a farm laborer; now I want to start my own business with my skills. All I need is $150 to lease land / buy supplies to get started.

My need and situation

My name is Frida and I am a 33 year old mother. Starting at the age of 20, I had three children with my first husband, then he left me. The birth of my first child was difficult and I ended up with a leaking obstetric fistula. I didn’t know what was happening to me or that I could seek help. I married again and had two more children, then this husband left me too. I am now raising all five children on my own with no support.

In 2018 I learned what happened to me and I had surgery to fix the fistula. For a long time I have been working as a laborer on someone else’s farm and have learned many farming skills. My goal now is to lease a plot of land of my own and grow corn and beans.

I need funds ($150) to lease a plot of land for a year and buy supplies to start up my own farm.

Meeting this need will help me because I currently only make about 200 kes per day ($2) and with my own land I can make enough to feed and support my children.

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

Frida lived with an obstetric fistula for 13 yrs. She was abandoned by two different husbands and is a laborer on someone's field in order to support her 5 children. She attended our business and farm skills training and is motivated to lease a plot of land and grow her own food to use and to sell. She is already a skilled farm laborer and we have confidence in her ability to farm her own land. Beyond Fistula will be supporting her and following up with her.

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