Faith from Eldoret, Kenya

I want to build a good life as a tailor. I need just $250 to start a business!

I've recovered from a health scare and I'm learning the skills I need to start a business. With $250 I can buy a sewing machine and fabric!



I am a 19 year old mother of one and fistula survivor. I got a painful fistula when I gave birth and had a hard time dealing with it. Now I have had surgery and I am healed and want to provide for my infant son.

My goals are to open a tailoring business to earn an income for myself and my son. I am learning tailoring at Ancilla Vocational College through a program called Beyond Fistula.

I need $250 for a sewing machine and fabric to start my tailoring business.

Meeting this need will help me because I have the education and motivation to build a good life, I just need materials to begin.

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

I know Faith as a tailoring student through our vocational program. She is a young mother who has seen more than her fair share of hardship. This has made her tenacious to work hard for her future and the future of her baby boy. Faith will make a terrific, honest business person if her need is met and she is able to set up her tailoring business, and Beyond Fistula will support her through each step.

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