Sarah from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm going to work hard to support my daughter. I want to open a grocery business!

With funds I can buy stock and rent a space. I've learned the business skills I need; after all the hardship I've experienced this would be a godsend.


I am a 33 year old orphan, mother of one, and widow. I have lost six children so my in-laws say I am cursed and are cruel to me. But this year I had a baby girl.

My goals are to open a grocery business and earn money to support myself and my baby girl. Right now I rely on assistance from the church because I can't grow anything on the piece of land where I live.

I need $500 for inventory and to rent a space.

Meeting this need will help me because I am motivated to give my child a good life and all that is standing in my way is the money to start my business. I have suffered so much before finally having this child and I want to move forward from all that with her.

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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?)

Sarah has suffered incredible hardship. She is one of the strongest people I've ever worked with, to survive the loss of six infants and still have hope. Sarah is driven to provide a good life for her little girl now and I have faith she will do just that. We will continue to check in with her as she gets her grocery business off the ground and builds a better life than she was dealt.

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