Esther from Eldoret, Kenya

I've been through a lot. Now I want to open a dressmaking business.

I need $200 to buy supplies; I've learned tailoring and I want to use that skill to build a brighter future!



I am a 30 year old fistula survivor. I was married and pregnant, but the labor was long and difficult and I was left with a fistula. I was in a lot of pain and my husband divorced me. Now I live with my mother.

My goals are to earn income through dressmaking. I am learning tailoring from an organization called Beyond Fistula and after I graduate I want to start my own business.

I need $200 to buy supplies for my dressmaking business. This will pay for fabric and a sewing machine.

Meeting this need will help me because once I am earning income I can move into my own home. I want a brighter future after what I've been through, and being a dressmaker will help me work hard to build a better life for myself.

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

Esther is a hopeful young woman all too familiar with loss. She is mature beyond her years from all the life she has lived, and I trust that this wisdom will serve her well in her dressmaking business. Esther is creative, organized, and motivated. We will be supporting her with regular check-ins as she gets her need met and gets her business off the ground.

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