Judy

Judy from Homabay County, Kenya

Selling baskets will help me feed my 4 children!

I need $300 to get sisal plant fibers and other materials to start my basket-making business.

Overview

I am a 37-year-old widow, mother of four, and fistula survivor. I developed a fistula during childbirth and lived with symptoms of leaking urine for about 3 years. Since I have gotten my surgery, I no longer leak. I currently sell produce and take care of my children. Recently, I took a basket-making workshop and loved it.

My goals are to start creating baskets to sell so I can make more money to feed and clothe my four children.

I need $300 to get sisal plant fibers and other materials to start my basket-making business.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to start making more money to support my large family. I am a widow and have no one else helping to support my four children and I am struggling.

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Debra

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

Judy is an amazing woman and fistula survivor who is raising four children alone. She has gone through hardships in her life and she is struggling to make money to support her family. After taking the basket-making workshop she wants to start her own business so she can make money to support her family. Judy has my full confidence to be able to support her family, once she gets the supplies she needs to start this basket-making 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