My name is Zanele Mlambo and I live in Johannesburg South Africa. I started the fundraiser because I've been watching charities and foundations that are doing good things for people in need and/or raising awareness and I've felt quite useless because I wish I could help financially and I hope and pray this fundraiser allows me to do so. I also started this fundraiser to get funds for my studies in Canada. I come from a family that works hard and has fortunately afforded me a decent lifestyle even though we do not have absolutely everything, my father is the only person that brings money home and he also supports my older half siblings plus looking after my biological sister and I. I'm grateful that he brings money home but he has been verbally,emotionally and physically abusing me since the 4th grade. I live in constant fear and have to make sure I don't do anything to make him mad. He has been abusive to all my siblings and verbally abusive towards my mother. I feel like I deserve the treatment sometimes and I'm going through therapy after years of not getting help, I really would like to get funds to live and study in Canada so I can be with my cousin somewhere more safe.
In addition to use this crowdfund campaign I started to,provide the unfortunate with money and sanitary pads because they have probably struggled much longer than I have. I recently started therapy in March this year. I've been struggling with mental illness since the 4th grade because I was sexually assaulted by a classmate and the abuse at home started 6 months after, my sexual assault only ended in grade 5 and I haven't reported it. I'm currently in my last year of high school. I know other people have had it far worse and that's why I'm not starting this just for my sake but, for the sake of others. I am very fortunate to have both parents and still have financial support when they are able to give it to me but, it won't be enough to cover: University costs,student permit, plane flights,moving company. Even though my dad is able to provide for basic needs and wants whenever he is able to, the costs for my studies in Canada is beyond my family's financial needs. I really want a fresh start in my life. I am a hard-worker and your contribution to my crowdfunder will help me tremendously. I am in no way entitled to anyone's money or generosity but, helping me out with any amount will be much appreciated.
I chose $80,000 US Dollars as my currency of choice because, it is equal to over one million in Rands (Zar), I will donate R555 080,29+ to: supply girl children with sanitary towels (pads, tampons), Donate to Gender-based violence foundations and Cancer patients. These causes mean the world to me because, there are always people that have had a far worse life and go through so many challenges. I want to not only spread awareness for causes and foundations like I usually do but, I now want to make a difference for them financially because that's what they all deserve. I am planning on studying in Canada next year, as soon as Covid19 regulations have become more laid back, I have been accepted to 3 universities here in South Africa and one in Canada, I want to apply for other Canadian universities and the application fees alone are over R1,000 when you convert Canadian Dollars to Rands. I would really appreciate your help and any donation amount to help me reach my goal. The causes and foundations I'll be helping are :https://www.uyinenefoundation.co.za/ ; https://imbumbafoundation.org/caring-4-girls/ and https://choc.org.za/. Thank you in advance, God bless :)