Sophia from Eldoret, Kenya

Independent mother. Essential supplies will help me complete my education.

Despite my family's lack of support, I'm determined to complete school to become independent. I need help paying for essential supplies to make it.


I am a 19-year-old obstetric fistula survivor. I am a single mother of a 2-year-old boy. My mother passed away, and I am treated poorly by the rest of my family. I have returned to boarding school. I'm close to graduating, but I'm struggling to pay for my school fees, books, uniforms and personal needs.

My goals are to complete my education. I hope one day to become a nurse and be able to better care for my son and be able to provide for him and give him an education.

I need money to pay for my school fees, books, uniform and personal needs.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to continue with my education and achieve my goals and dreams.

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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?)

Sophia received treatment at our center after a difficult delivery that left her with a fistula and her baby injured. Her mother passed away recently and she is treated poorly by her remaining relatives. She returned to school in January but is struggling to pay her school fees. Funding this need will allow her to continue in school and achieve her dreams.

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