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Merap

Merap from Eldoret, Kenya

Need farming supplies to farm my land and support my family

I need funds to buy farm materials - sugar and rice to plant, and a chicken for eggs. I also plan to purchase a goat for milk.

My need and situation

My name is Merap and I am a 38 year old mother of three and a fistula survivor. I got a fistula in 2017 and was in pain and needed surgery to fix it. I had a job before I went to the hospital, and I used my income to support my children, but when I got back to work after the surgery my job was gone. I own 1/4 acre of land.

My goal is to us my land for farming and earn income to support my children. After my surgery I learned farming and business skills from an organization called Beyond Fistula.

I need funds ($210) to buy farm materials - sugar and rice to plant, and a chicken for eggs. I also plan to purchase a goat for milk. I can use my land to grow crops to feed my family and sell the excess at market for income to pay my children’s school fees.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to support my children and my job was given to someone else while I was having surgery to fix my childbirth injury. Once I have equipment and materials to start farming on my land, I will be able to provide food for my family and have an income from selling the excess crops.

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Debra

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

Merap is a strong woman and a fistula survivor. She has just completed our farm training seminar. She lost her job while she was in the hospital getting repaired and now wants to support herself and feed her family by using her farm skills to work her land. She is very determined to feed and support her children and plans to lease additional land for farming. She also plans to raise and sell chickens and to get a goat. This will allow her to feed her family and any excess can be sold in the market. 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