My daughter was raped...the words I never thought would come out my mouth but there they are...
I am a single mom raising two under age girls and trying to provide for them too.
While we were at a ngo event, a staff member(unknown to us) befriended my daughter and then thought that they had the right to push my daughter into a car and rape her and when done with her asked her about HIV...any mothers nightmare but more for my daughter or any child for that matter.
I took my daughter to the hospital and the forensic DR took her clothes and samples for the police. We were told to come back for 3 more test to make sure my daughter did not contract HIV or any other sexual illness, she was also given pills to take for 30 days to try prevent anything.
As a mother I felt helpless standing there and to wonder if your child, because of some male, may now have HIV...I wanted to vomit there and then but I had to be strong for her.
I have had to move out of my home of 6 years as my daughter was so worried they would come there as we lived down the road from where it took place. Help my daughter recover and take the meds and I must act normal with my other daughter as we don't want her to know what happen as she is too young and it will hurt her to know her sister is in pain. While doing all this I need to work(self employed) to provide for them and try be there for my daughter. As a single mom it is not easy and heart breaking at the same time, crying when everyone is asleep is a normal thing now as I have to keep strong when around my daughter.
My daughter is finding it hard to be alone and step foot outside even though we have moved, which did help but she needs me and wants me to be there until she is able to function on her own again.
This is why I have come to this sight to get some help but still protect my daughter identity.
As I work for myself I don't get leave days/sick days or anything right now that could help me take time off to spend with my raped daughter and not have to stress about still keeping the roof over their heads and food in the tummy.
So I am asking the public for help PLEASE! If enough people donate R50/$5 I could reach my goal to be there for my daughter when she needs me most.
I am raising funds to let me take off for 2 months to spend just focusing on my daughter and getting her feeling safe again when I need to leave the house or she needs to leave my side at a shop or anywhere. The money will go towards rent,food,transport and medical care.
If I can raise the funds it will let me not have to stress so much about trying to juggle so much and how i'm going to do it all without having a nervous breakdown at the same time.
Please if you are in a position to donate to help me spend time with my raped daughter and not have to work for a month...PLEASE could I ask you to donate something and share my story to anyone you know.
Thank you for your time and please keep your little ones safe, the world and people in it are not what they used to be.