Rael from Eldoret, Kenya

With funds for coolers, I can start a business selling fish and support my children.

I need to buy ice and coolers. I am also hoping with these funds I can pay for my children's school fees and uniforms while I build my business!


I am a 28 year old mother of four, farmer, and fistula survivor. My most recent birth was very difficult and left me with a fistula that was repaired at the hospital. I live with my husband and our children.

My goals are to start a business selling fish. I will earn more than my husband and I earn farming right now. I need to earn more to pay for my children's school fees and uniforms.

I need $300 to buy ice and coolers to store the fish for my fish selling business, and to pay for school fees and uniforms for my children while my business gets off the ground.

Meeting this need will help me because I am a motivated mother and I want my children to have good opportunities for education. I only need help tiding us over and getting my business started.

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

Rael is a devoted mother and a hard worker. When she got a fistula her faming took a hit, and now she is ready to start fresh with a new field that will earn her more money for her family. She is ambitious and positive and Beyond Fistula will be supporting her as she builds this new business to support her family.

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

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