ANESU MBIZA, 17 and a LGBT activist, 4 days ago suffered a horrific sexual assault when she was 'CORRECTIVELY RAPED' by a gang of men WHO TRIED TO TURN HER HETEROSEXUAL!
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.
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, campaigning for equal rights. Even in her fragile physical and emotional condition now, she is more determine to help other victims of LGBT communities 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 LGBT HUMAN BEING. For this to happen, she needs your help please, not only for herself, but for all other LGBT victims of this hate crime.
Anesu wants to start a RELAY CAMPAIGN: 1 person donates e.g. $5 and then nominates 5 people to each match their donation and they must also please nominate 5 people etc. Your nominations can either match your donation or pay a $1 forfeit, but they must please each nominate 5 people. Every donor making a donation will/can also be listed if they so wish as an ambassador against this hate crime against LGBT human beings. If you wish to be listed as an ambassador you have a choice to be a victim in your community's go to person and just assist the victim to get the necessary professional help.
Anesu wants your help to take this campaign a step further, she needs your help in setting a Guinness World Book of Records record for THE MOST DONORS/INDIVIDUALS EVER SUPPORTING AN AWEARNESS CAMPAIGN. Anesu is still not only thinking of herself only, she is fighting for LGBT community rights and acceptance.
Anesu also pledges that any money raised and leftover from her treatments can be used by ambassadors to help victims of 'CORRECTIVE RAPE' in their areas worldwide. 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.”
LGBT COMMUNITY PLEASE LETS ALL HELP ANESU WITH HER NEEDS, BUT PLEASE ALSO HELP HER HELP OTHERS GOING THROUGH THE SAME TRAUMA AND DISCRIMINATION. BE A PROUD LGBT MEMBER, 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 $750 already received. Every dollar makes a difference.