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 in the face of greater suffering than anyone should have to bear. I aspire to help as many women as we can in Eldoret, Kenya, through partnerships with Fistula Foundation and Gynocare Fistula Center.

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Beyond Fistula Beyond Fistula
Beyond Fistula is a non-profit charity that helps women and girls in Africa who have recently undergone surgical repair for fistulas. Donating helps these women get an education and training in order reintegrate into society. Please help us make the world a better place by donating to these women… More

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Grace from Kericho County, Kenya

I'm determined to carve my own path. 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. More

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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. More

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Funded on 12/19/2018

Prisca from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm a mother and small business owner. $200 will help me expand my hardware shop.

I support my 4 kids with my modest hardware shop. With your help, I can expand my business to a larger space and help my family maintain stability. More

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Jemima from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm ready to be an entrepreneur. A mobile payment machine will help me get there!

I need funds to buy a mobile payment machine and supplies to start up my kiosk business again selling sugar and rice. More

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Resi from Eldoret, Kenya

I want to become a tailor. Basic sewing supplies will help me start my business!

I need funds to buy a sewing machine and bolts of fabric and supplies to start my tailoring business. More

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Winny from Eldoret, Kenya

I am ready to start a farm. Just need to cover the cost of a plot of land.

I need funds to lease a plot of land and buy chickens and goats. I learned farming skills through a local training program and know I will succeed. More

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Elizabeth from Eldoret, Kenya

I am determined to start my shop. Just need to cover start-up costs.

My goal is to sell clothes to support my family and pay my children’s school fees. Some start-up costs will help me launch my business! More

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Bright from Eldoret, Kenya

Single mother ready to grow food for my family - just need some supplies!

I need funds ($240) to lease an acre of land, buy seeds, fertilizer and some farming tools. I also plan to purchase some chickens and a goat. More

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Funded on 12/30/2018

Nelly from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to begin a farm! Just need supplies to get started.

I need funds ($210) to buy supplies to start farming - seeds, fertilizer, rice, corn, beans, chickens and a goat. More

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Funded on 1/22/2019

Caroline from Eldoret, Kenya

Healthy and ready to start earning to feed my family!

Seeking funds to buy more chickens and a coop. I also plan to buy better quality seeds and fertilizer to improve the yield from my land. More

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Sheila from Eldoret, Kenya

Finally healthy and ready to start providing for my family!

I need funds ($200) to buy fertilizer and supplies for farming - sugar, rice, and other crops. More

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Margaret from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to use my new farming skills to earn income!

I need funds ($200) for farming supplies - sugar, rice, corn, beans, chickens, a chicken coop, and chicken feed. More

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Nivea from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm a survivor of abuse + in recovery from surgery. Need help w/ school fees.

Nothing is going to stand in the way of me completing my education—I just need help covering the fees. More

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Cynthia from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm recovering from surgery. I need to cover a fee to continue my vocational program.

After developing a fistula from giving birth, I am determined to get my diploma. I need to cover my program fee and some basic supplies. More

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Rose from Eldoret, Kenya

Need help covering transporation to my next semester of vocational school.

After my final surgery, I will be able to start my healing process. Just a small amount of funds will help me keep going to school. More

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Elizabeth from Eldoret, Kenya

Healing and ready to grow my businesses!

I need funds ($200) to buy a plot of land and expand my business. I want to have a larger shop with a bigger range of merchandise to expand my shop. More

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Gladys from Eldoret, Kenya

Finally healthy and ready to expand our farming business!

I need funds ($200) to lease a plot of land and purchase supplies to expand our farming. Once we have more land, we can grow our farming business. More

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Rose from Eldoret, Kenya

Need start up capital for my tailoring business to support myself and my children

I need funds ($150) to buy materials for tailoring. More

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Funded on 3/29/2019

Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to support my family through starting a jewelry business

I need raw materials to make my necklaces and I need capital to rent a space for my shop. More

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Beidin from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to start a fish farming business to support and feed my children!

I need fish and tools to harvest fish. I have skills in fish farming and now business, and just need the capital to start my own small business. More

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Merap from Eldoret, Kenya

Need farming supplies to farm my land and support my family

I need funds to buy farm materials - sugar and rice to plant, and a chicken for eggs. I also plan to purchase a goat for milk. More

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Miriam from Eldoret, Kenya

Finally healthy and ready to start farming and providing for my family!

I need funds ($220) to lease 1 acre of land and buy supplies to start farming. I plan to purchase seeds, fertilizer and farm tools. I am also plan More

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Salome from Eldoret, Kenya

A cow will help me feed my family, and even earn money to send my kids to school.

I've been working part time but could use more income for my children. I have skills to care for a cow & sell her milk but I need $200 to buy one. More

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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. More

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Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

Healthy after 31 years, now I want to provide by farming. I need land to do it on!

I have farming and business skills; I want enough land that I can sell the excess crops for income. I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life! More

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Nancy from Eldoret, Kenya

It's tough as a student and mother. I want to start a side business selling chickens.

I've been in school & will graduate in August, but for now I have trouble feeding my children. With funds I can buy chickens to sell for a profit. More

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Agnes from Eldoret, Kenya

A business reselling goats could support my family; I just need funds to get started!

After a recent health issue, I'm ready to support my family. I have experience selling goats; a few a month could pay for my children's food & school. More

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Jenes from Eldoret, CA

Mother of four; just $200 can help me get land and supplies to start a farm!

I have recently recovered from a fistula and learned farming and business skills. I want to start a farm to feed my children and send them to school. More

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Catherine from Eldoret, Kenya

I've learned business skills; now I want to start a farm to feed my family.

Beyond Fistula taught me skills I can use; now I want to lease land to farm & buy a cow. From there, I'll be able to earn income and support my boys. More

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Leah from Eldoret, Kenya

Healthy after years of injury, now I'm ready to start a farm. I need your help!

I have farm skills and I'm ready to work. I need $400 to buy a cow, lease land, and buy farm supplies. I'll be able to support my family! More

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Diana from Eldoret, Kenya

I want to support my family as a hairdresser; I need $250 to lease a space!

I've taken vocational classes and I only need $250 to lease a space and buy equipment. I want to take advantage of my health and support my child! More

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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. More

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Lucy from Eldoret, Kenya

I've regained my health; I need to funds to build a dam to irrigate my farm!

I'm blessed to be finally healthy. I recently inherited some land; I need to construct a dam to redirect water so I can farm & support my family. More

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