Sharon from Eldoret, Kenya

Support me so I can support myself and my family by selling baskets.

I need $300 for the sisal plant fibers to make baskets.


I am a 50 year old widow and mother of four. I got a fistula when I gave birth at age 25 and have been living with it ever since, despite seven corrective surgeries. I recently learned Kiondo basket weaving from an organization called Beyond Fistula.

My goal is to weave and sell Kiondo baskets to earn income for my family. I want to help the pay for school fees, uniforms, food, and rent.

I need $300 for the sisal plant fibers to make baskets.

Meeting this need will help me because once I have the materials to put my new skills to work, I can sustainably earn money for my family. All I want is to support myself and my children and this is my path forward.

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

Sharon is a survivor. She has lived with fistula for 25 years, enduring failed surgery after failed surgery. I see a new hope in her eyes since she learned Kiondo basket making - she is driven to provide for her family with this new skill. I am confident that this income will change her life, and Beyond Fistula will be providing additional support as she moves forward.

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