ANESU MBIZA, 17 and a young LGBT and Human Rights activist, recently suffered a horrific sexual assault when she was 'CORRECTIVELY RAPED' by a gang of men WHO TRIED TO TURN HER HETROSEXUAL!
Anesu from Zimbabwe came to family in South Africa when she was 16. Because of her original country's collapsed economy, Anesu came to SA to find work to support her siblings back in Zimbabwe and to also try while working, finish her schooling. A really sad part of this horrific sexual assault which is a hate crime IS THAT IT WAS ARRANGED BY ANESU'S CARETAKERS here in SA, HER OWN FAMILY!
Anesu lives from pay check to pay check, sending money to her siblings in Zimbabwe every month and now has no way of earning an income. She desperately needs funds to pay for her physical injuries and because of the fierceness of the attach, beer bottles and broomsticks were also used during this HATE CRIME by the gang who sexually assaulted Anesu, she will need several operations. Anesu also needs funding for mental health counselling which will be a long difficult road.
Anesu's operations alone will be around $20 000, Rehab +- $15000, Treatment for PTSD, Psychiatric, $100 a session and she needs at least 3 per week to for now, transport +- $80 per week to get to Medical treatments. Relocation: +- $3000.
Funding will be needed for Medical, ( South Africa has no medical insurance system and Anesu could never afford a medical aid) treatment including operations for injuries sustained during the sexual assault, Rehab, Physical and Chiropractic therapy. Treatment for PTSD, Psychiatric, transport to and from medical appointments AND Anesu needs a new place to stay because her attackers know where she lives and don’t forget that it was her caretakers/family where she lived who arranged ' THE CORRECTIVE RAPE', SEXUAL ASSULT!
Anesu has always been an 'advocate' for the Lgbt community human rights, campaigning for equal rights. Even in her fragile physical and emotional condition now, she is more determine to help other victims who had the same happened to them, but she also wants to help make sure that THIS HATE CRIME STOPS AND NEVER HAPPENS TO ANY HUMAN BEING. For this to happen, she needs your help please, not only for herself, but for all other victims of rape and hate crimes.
We want to start a RELAY CAMPAIGN: 1 person donates e.g. $5 or more, ( whatever your hart tells you to donate) and then please nominates people to each match your donation (within hours). Your nominees must also please nominate 5 people each etc. Your nominations can either match your donation or pay a $1 forfeit, but they must please each nominate 5 people.
We also need your help to take this campaign a step further, we need your help in setting a Guinness World Book of Records record for THE MOST DONORS/INDIVIDUALS EVER SUPPORTING A CAMPAIGN. Anesu is still not only thinking of herself only, she is fighting for Human rights and acceptance of all Human beings.
Anesu also pledges that any money raised and leftover from her treatments can be used by other victims of rape and hate crimes. Anesu says: “ I can live with the scars of this and alone I cant help everybody, but everybody can try and help at least 1 victim.”
PLEASE LETS ALL HELP ANESU WITH HER NEEDS, BUT PLEASE ALSO HELP HER HELP OTHERS GOING THROUGH THE SAME TRAUMA AND DISCRIMINATION. PLEASE HELP HER MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SHE IS STILL ONLY REALLY A CHILD FIGHTING A GROWNUP FIGHT! Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping and sharing and CARING! Thank you also to the private donations to the value of $350 already received. Every dollar makes a difference.