Maureen from Eldoret, KE

New mother living in Kenya. Help me purchase equipment to start my business.

I've completed training to become a tailor. I need to purchase my sewing machine and enroll in an apprenticeship to support my newborn baby.


Check out some of Maureen's masterful tailoring! Mar 10, 2016

Maureen sent us these wonderful pictures showing off some of hear B-E-A-UTIFUL tailoring work. Once she's able to enroll with an apprentice, she'll be able to keep improving and earn an income with her trade to support her newborn baby girl.


I am Maureen, a 21-year-old obstetric fistula survivor. I am married and have a 4-month-old baby girl. I completed a basic tailoring course in 2015.

My goals are to have my own business. I hope be independent and to be able to give my daughter an education and hope for her future.

I need to purchase my sewing machine and to enroll in an attachment with an experienced tailor to further my skills and support for my living expenses while I do my training.

Meeting this need will help me become independent and better able to provide for myself and my daughter.

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

I am the Program Coordinator for the Beyond Fistula reintegration program in Kenya. Maureen completed our program in 2014. She proved to be very dedicated and hardworking.

About Christine

I am a retired Operating Room nurse from California and I have 2 grown children. I have had a passion and a calling to work in developing counties most of my life. I have done short term services projects and spent many vacations working overseas. I began coming to Kenya in 2009 working with a… Read more