I have been a victim of a scam whereby I and many others loaned money to to a fake charity claiming to feed over 50 000 children in South Africa.
The scam promised a small return on any amount we donated and the possibility to re-donate any returns made weekly.
I believed so strongly in the cause that I donated a large amount of my life savings with the hopes of earning a return to send my children to school and to making the world a better place. I have since been left destitute.
I and my family are now ironically in the position I had hoped to change for others. Since the incident we have fallen into sever depression, anxiety and trauma.
It has been 7 months since the news of the companies exposure and I have finally come to the realization that everything I had has been lost.
I fear most for my children and feel extremely foolish and ashamed that my ideology of helping others has been used against me.
My hopes in creating this fund is to restore my faith in humanities desire to help those in need and to seek treatment for the psychological damage this has caused me and my family.