Winnie from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm a survivor of fistula. Starting my own tailoring business will help me move forward

I love doing tailoring and bead work, and I am ready to start my own shop. Help me purchase a sewing machine and materials to begin selling my work!


I am a 23-year-old fistula survivor. I have just completed a one year vocational program in tailoring. I live with my mother and I am determined to become a successful and independent woman in my society.

My goals are to open a small tailoring shop, sell fabric and my beadwork which I very much enjoy doing. I hope to move out on my own and start my life.

I need to pay for my sewing machine, buy fabric, beads and pay for the rent on a small space to work from.

Meeting this need will help me because it will assist me in becoming independent and start my life now that I am well.

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Thank you for helping Winnie fund this need.

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This need has been validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

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

I am the Program Coordinator for Beyond Fistula in Kenya. Winnie has just completed a 1-year vocational program in tailoring. Her skills are good and she is working hard to overcome a difficult life.

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