Ann from Migori County, Kenya

Help me buy a sewing machine and fabric so I can launch my tailoring business!

I need $400 to get a sewing machine and fabric so I can start my business.


I am a 38-year-old single mother and fistula survivor. After three years of symptoms of leaking urine, I was finally able to get surgery to repair it at Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital. I completed a tailoring workshop and was hired to be a tailoring instructor with Beyond Fistula where I worked for around eight years. I currently work at home sewing clothes to make a living and raise my child.

My goal is to continue to make and sell clothes so I can support my child.

I need $400 to buy a sewing machine and fabric so I can launch my tailoring business.

Meeting this need will help me because I need to make money to feed and clothe my child. Being a single mother is very hard but with a sewing machine and more fabric, it’ll be easier to make money to support my family.

$15of $400


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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?)

Ann is a strong and hardworking woman who just wants to provide for her child. She is a fistula survivor and lived with awful symptoms for three years until she was able to get a surgery to repair it. She worked as an amazing tailoring instructor for Beyond Fistula for eight years and now works at home, sewing clothes and raising her child. I am confident that Ann will succeed when she receives a sewing machine and fabrics.

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