Hello kind people my name is Edith.i am 26 years of age,a design entreprenuer by profession and I have own a clothing store.i hail from a tribe in Northern kenya,Pokot and at the age of 7 I was unlucky enough to undergo female genital mutilation.its a mandatory right of passage I couldn't prevent it since I was too young to have a say on the matter and I am also an orphan.my village life was hard up until I got wellwishers who took me to an orphanage in nairobi at the age of ten.i was able to get an education and lived in Nairobi until age 22 when I moved to Nakuru an adjusent town.
My growing up has not been easy having undergone Type 3 mutilation I have had problems after problems with infections,periods even every day urination.i have persevered all through the years in shame and fear of anyone getting to know what is happening with my body until now.
I am a grown woman working but I dont have a social life,i have never even dated anyone due to the life scar that i bear.My self esteem is destroyed and I have never had confidence in myself as a woman.the years are going by and I wish to date someday,get married and have children but for this to happen I need correctional surgery to correct my genitalia.
I am humbly requesting for your kind,solid support to get this done.I also request that you become ambassadors against Female Genital Mutilation in any country that you are in.
Your donations will help me in travelling to South Africa,getting the surgery and for my treatment afterwards.I launched a fundraiser earlier this year but I could only raise $2000 I need $9000 more to be able to complete my journey to a new life which I have never had.thank you for reading through and your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.lots of love.Thank you.