Emily from Eldoret, Kenya

Independent mother of 4. I need inventory to make a go of my business.

My husband abandoned me and our 4 children when I was diagnosed with fistula. I need help starting my clothing business to make an independent living.


I am a 25-year-old single mother. My husband abandoned me and our 4 children because of the fistula I received with my firstborn. I went through a 3-month vocational training and life skills program. I am now well and caring for my children without the support of my family.

My goals are to increase my used clothing business so I can continue to feed my children and pay for their school fees. I hope one day to return to tailoring school to improve my skills and work as a tailor

I need funds so that I can purchase inventory for my used clothing business.

Meeting this need will help me because I am currently living on my uncles farm but will need to leave next year. I will need to find a place for my children and I to live and will need to pay rent. I desire to better care for my family and eventually achieve my dreams.

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

Emily was treated at our medical center and has completed a 3 month course in tailoring. She is a hard working young women who as risen above many challenges. She remains positive and focused on her goals.

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