RELATED: Nigerian Army Rescues More Than 800 Boko Haram Hostages When they heard the stories of teens forced to leave the home, 7,700 people around the world opened their hearts – and wallets – to make sure these girls could stay together.
In a Go Fund Me page set up by Australian mom Sarah Rosberg, a goal of ,000 was set to construct a second home designed specifically for the teenagers – fondly called the Queens – who had grown up in Rafiki.
These kids, who have suffered so much, are destined to be living as queens in a castle thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Rafiki Mwema – meaning “Loyal Friend” – is a nonprofit home that educates, houses, and cares for young Kenyan girls who have been sexually abused.
Over the course of just one short month, more than double that amount–0,000–was raised for the new residence.
While visiting the country’s numerous beautiful beaches, Ama was struck by the many older European women she saw carousing with young Kenyans.The home where the children stay, however, fills up quickly.Girls who have grown into teenagers often end up having to go back to their villages without the emotional support they need.Sitawa Wafula, in her article originally published on Love Matters Africa, a portal providing easy-to-access information and news on sexuality and sexual health for young adults around the world. Read her touching story: Sex and mental health made me who I am: I am Sitawa Wafula and I live with both epilepsy and bipolar.At 18, I was raped but was never treated for the trauma I went through.In 2009, Sofie Amalie Klougart traveled to Mombasa, Kenya with the nonprofit Action Aid.