Sharon from Eldoret, Kenya

I've learned to be a tailor; with a sewing machine I can support my family.

I've learned vocational and business skills; now I need $200 to buy a sewing machine and fabric. I will support myself & my child through tailoring.

My need and situation

I am a 22 year old wife and mother of one. When I gave birth the labor was long and difficult, and afterward I had pain and leaking. I was very ashamed. Then I learned that I had a fistula and I got surgery to fix it. Now I am healed and dry.

My goals are to open my own tailoring business. I am taking a tailoring vocational program through an organization called Beyond Fistula, and when I graduate I want to earn income by tailoring for my village.

I need $200 to buy a sewing machine and fabric.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to earn money for my child and I have the skills to do tailoring. I am motivated and capable. All that stands between me and a good future for my family is money to start my business.

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

Sharon is a driven young woman and an excellent mother. She is currently working hard in our tailoring program and I have faith in her work ethic. Sharon has bright things in her future because of her determination and good attitude.

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