Sophia from Eldoret, Kenya

I need help starting a catering business to support me and my son!

I need $250 for a uniform and shoes and catering supplies. I need trays and food storage containers.



I am a 27 year old single mother and a fistula survivor. In 2013, I labored with my son for three weeks. My family thought a woman should be able to deliver without help. By the time they brought me to the hospital, I couldn't talk or move. I had a C-section and Bryan was born. When I woke up, I was leaking and no one understood why. I was referred to Gynocare Women's and Fistula Hospital and learned I had an obstetric fistula. I got surgery to treat it in 2014 and now I am recovered. Bryan's father left me because of the fistula.

My goals are to earn a living as a caterer. In 2015, I went to school for catering and it is my passion.

I need $250 for a uniform, shoes, and catering supplies. Some supplies I need are trays and food storage containers.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to provide for myself and my son as a single mother. When I have my uniform and supplies, I can start my own catering business and earn a steady income for us.

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

Sophia is a fighter. Her labor story is heart-wrenching and shows the kind of determination she brings to everything. Sophia is a wonderful mother to Bryan and I fully believe in her ability to make a living for herself and him with her catering skills.

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