Rose from Eldoret, Kenya

Need start up capital for my tailoring business to support myself and my children

I need funds ($150) to buy materials for tailoring.


"Very thankful to you." Jan 8, 2019

"I am so grateful to you for this gift. I can earn my own money and support myself being the tailor in my town. My children are very grateful, because I can pay for their educations when I earn money." - Rose


My name is Rose and I am a 57 year old mother of two and a fistula survivor. When I got a fistula during childbirth, my husband abandoned me because of the smell and the stigma. I was in pain and nd he left because he thought I was dirty. Now I live with my parents. I am raising my children until they are done with school, and then they will live with their father and he said I will no longer be needed. I am a tailor and I lease a 1/2 acre of land of my own.

My goal is to buy materials for tailoring. I am the only tailor in my town and I have a sewing machine but no materials to tailor clothes for my community.

I need funds ($150) to buy materials for tailoring.

Meeting this need will help me because I am already trained and experienced as a tailor. Since my husband left I don’t have any money to put into my tailoring business so I cannot make any money. Once I have the materials, I can go back to tailoring clothes for the people in my town and earning an income to pay my children’s school fees and support myself after they are finished.

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This need has been validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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

Rose is a fistula survivor who was abandoned by her husband. He is also threatening to take her children from her once they are done with school. Beyond Fistula is working with her to help with this situation. Rose learned tailoring skills and attended our business skills seminar. She already is skilled and has a sewing machine. She just needs a small grant to obtain sewing supplies and fabric to begin her business. She is the only tailor in her village and should be successful in her efforts. She is a strong willed woman who has appreciated the peer support of the other fistula survivors and she has appreciated learning business skills to get started in her business venture. Beyond Fistula will be following up with her and supporting her efforts.

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