Selena from Eldoret, KE

Young Kenyan woman eager to stay independent. I need a supplies to open my own shop.

I am working hard to earn an income so that my family will not sell me into marriage. I need a sewing machine, fabric and rent for a small shop.


I am a 21-year-old Kenyan woman. I am also an Obstetric Fistula survivor. I have just completed a one year vocational training program in tailoring.

My goals are to open a a small tailoring shop so that I can support myself using the skills I developed in my training program.

In order to open my shop, I first need to purchase a sewing machine, fabric and rent for the location.

Meeting this need will help me because I will finally be able to support myself so that my family won't sell me into marriage.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Selena fund this need.

$420of $400

Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

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

Selena Minayo has recently completed our vocational training program in tailoring. While in training, she lived with me in our group home.

About Christine

I am a retired Operating Room nurse from California and I have 2 grown children. I have had a passion and a calling to work in developing counties most of my life. I have done short term services projects and spent many vacations working overseas. I began coming to Kenya in 2009 working with a… Read more

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