Sylvia from Eldoret, Kenya

I've learned farming skills and recovered from surgery. I'm ready to start a farm!

I need to buy land and seeds and fertilizer, and I'll be ready to support myself through my small farming business. I just need $250 to get there!


Sylvia says: "I'm grateful" Feb 16, 2021

Hello thank you for giving to help me. After fistula I am healed and now working will be easier. I can have land for my farm to earn income. Thank you for giving. Am grateful, grateful.


I am a 31 year old fistula survivor. I got a fistula from an obstructed childbirth, and lived with pain until recently when I had surgery to repair me. After surgery I completed a farm skills program with an organization called Beyond Fistula.

My goal is to expand the small farm stand that I own. When I had a fistula, it affected business. Now that I am healed, and have learned better farming skills, I want to lease more land and expand my stand into a larger business.

I need $250 to lease a plot of land and buy seeds and fertilizer. I want to use my new skills to earn an income.

Meeting this need will help me because I have the start of a small business and I have new skills. All that stands between me and fully supporting myself is the money to apply these skills.

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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?)

Sylvia is a savvy businesswomen. She set up her farm stand and has been earning to the best of her abilities despite having a painful, stigmatized fistula. Now that she has had surgery and graduated from the farm skills training, she is even better equipped to run a successful small business. Her drive will take her far, and Beyond Fistula will be there supporting her as she recovers and rebuilds.

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