Susan

Susan from Siya County, Kenya

I need help to start my basket-selling business!

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

Overview

I am a 43-year-old wife, mother of 7, and fistula survivor. I lived with symptoms of leaking urine for 7 years. After I got my surgery, my fistula was repaired. I currently sell fish and take care of my kids but my family is so big that I need to make more money. I took a basking-making workshop that I learned about at Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital and I loved it.

My goals are to start creating baskets to sell so I can make more money to feed my huge 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 need to make enough money to support my family. I need these supplies to start my business and put my new basket-making skills to good use.

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Debra

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

Susan is an ambitious hard working woman. She is a loving wife, mother, and fistula survivor. When she was getting her surgery at Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital, she learned about the basket-making workshop and partook in it. She loved making these baskets and wants to make them and earn money to support her family. I have complete faith in Susan that she will start a great business once she gets the basket-making materials.

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