Sarah from West Pokot, Kenya

Help me start a grocery business to support my family!

I kindly request $350 to get the supplies I need to open up a grocery business. I want to use that money to support my family.


I am a 48-year-old widow with two children. I have been suffering from a fistula since 1997 after my first delivery. I am the sole provider of my family and have undergone 5 unsuccessful constructive surgeries and cannot do any difficult jobs due to complications with my health.

I want to be able to start a grocery and fish-selling business so that I can meet my family's basic needs like food, clothing, and schooling.

I kindly request $350 to start this business so that I can get the supplies needed. I want to use that money to also help my children get schooling and necessities.

Meeting this need will help me become financially empowered and support my family. I have been very worried about how I would start my life again after having a fistula for so long but I know that having a grocery and fish-selling business will help me and my children.

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

Sarah has been struggling for a long time with her fistula and covering her family's needs with casual jobs. Now that she has gone through some of our programs, she is more equipped to start her own business and better support her family. I know that with funding, she can become empowered.

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