Diana from Eldoret, Kenya

I want to support my baby w/ a shoe resale business; I just need starting funds.

With $150 to buy some stock, I'll transport shoes to my village and resell them to my community. My business skills will help me build a life.



I am a 23 year old mother and a fistula survivor. When I gave birth, the baby got stuck and I ended up with a fistula. For three months I had pain and lots of shame, then I had surgery to repair the injury.

My goals are to start a shoe resale business. I want to earn a good income to provide for myself and my baby. I want to be able to afford school fees so my child can have an education.

I need $150 to purchase shoes. I will transport them to my village and resell them to my community.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to earn a living for my child. I am driven to be a good mother and want to send my baby to school when the time comes. All that stands between me and a successful small business is the money to start up.

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

Diana is a young and very good mother. She was so strong all through her fistula surgery and recovery. She wants to give her child the best life possible, and she has the ambition to do that. Beyond Fistula will continue to support her as she starts and grows her small business.

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