Wiliter from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm ready to start my own business. $160 in start-up funds will let me launch!

I need some basic start-up supplies to start my business selling clothes to my community.

My need and situation

My name is Wiliter and I am a 21-year-old wife and mother of two. My children are 2 years old and 6 months old. When my second child was born the labor was blocked and very difficult and I ended with a tear inside me (called an obstetric fistula). I could not control my urine and feces and was leaking all the time. I was in pain and the smell made me feel deeply ashamed. I recently learned about what a fistula is and I got surgery to fix it. Now I am dry and healthy and I want to work to support my children.

My goal is to have a small business where I sell clothes. I learned business skills after my surgery from an organization called Beyond Fistula and I want to use my skills to earn an income. I own 1/4 acre of land where I will set up my shop.

I need funds ($160) to purchase merchandise (used clothes) to start my business selling clothes to my community.

Meeting this need will help me because I have the skills and the motivation to earn an income for my family, I just need the funds to start the business. Once I have started, I can use the profits buy more merchandise and also to feed my family and start saving money for their school fees when they are older.

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This need has been validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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

Wiliter is a strong woman who attended the business skills and farm skills training at Beyond Fistula with her 6 month old child. She was motivated to learn skills in order to start her own business and also to farm more effectively to feed her family. She has very little and is ready to make the most of her situation. She has a connection with a used/donated clothing distributor and is confident that she can choose clothing that will easily resell in her village.

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