Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to support my family through starting a jewelry business

I need raw materials to make my necklaces and I need capital to rent a space for my shop.



I am a wife and mother of five children. I developed a fistula during one of my labors and I suffered with it, leaking for five years. I just got my fistula repaired and now I am healthy and dry.

My goals are to start a small jewelry business. I have experience making cross necklaces and I recently completed a business training module with an organization called Beyond Fistula.

I need raw materials to make my necklaces and I need capital to rent a space for my shop.

Meeting this need will help me because my business will generate income that I will use to feed my children, support my family, and pay school fees so that my children become educated.

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

Mary completed our business skills seminar and already has the skills to craft jewelry. We worked with her on a business plan and I am confident that with a small amount of starting capital, she can be successful with her jewelry making and selling. Beyond Fistula will be helping to support and follow up with her.

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