Stella

Stella from Machakos County, Kenya

Support me so I can sell baskets to support my family!

I need $300 to buy fibers from the Kenyan sisal plant and other supplies so I can start making baskets.

Overview

I am a 31-year-old fistula survivor and wife. I developed a fistula during childbirth and I lost the baby. I have been living with symptoms of leaking urine for about 2 years. Even after 4 different surgeries, although I am a little better, I still have symptoms. I recently finished a basket making workshop which I loved.

My goal is to start creating baskets to sell so I can make an income and help support my family.

I need $300 to buy fibers from the Kenyan sisal plant and other supplies so I can start making baskets.

Meeting this need will help me because I want to start making an income to support my family. I currently have no job and no way to make money, so starting to sell baskets will really change my life.

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This need has been validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula


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Debra

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

Stella is a strong woman and a fistula survivor. Sadly, she lost her baby in childbirth and has been struggling with symptoms for 2 years. Although she received 4 surgeries which helped her a little she still lives with these awful symptoms. Making and selling baskets is a great way for her to make an income. I am confident that Stella will be able to help support her family.

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