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Save Kidnapped Christo Bothma's House

Save Kidnapped Christo Bothma's House

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We have known Christo and Amanda Bothma and their kids for 12yrs. We met as expats in a small village in Damang, Ghana West Africa.

I was intrigued by their sparkling personalities and their zest for life. We instantly became friends as if it was just the way it should be. They are good people and are always willing to help, even at the expense of themselves.

Even after we split up, and our husbands got separate work obligations in different countries, our friendship still remained loyal and true. We manage to plan our holidays at the same cycles and get together for joy rides on our motorbikes and adventure trips. Friends enjoying the same values and tastes in life and supporting people in need. 

Suddenly in 2015 expat work and employment in SA became a battle, Christo tried finding my husband work but before anything could transpire, Christo also got retrenched. During these months, the family had lost their cars, their bikes and some valuable possessions due to no income. Being in a different field than my husband, Christo eventually managed to find work, but.

On the 23rd of September 2018, our lives have changed dramatically. Christo was abducted by one of the terrorist groups Al Qaeda. Amanda, the kids, Christo's mom and his mother in law, the family and their friends were traumatized by this shocking news!! So many questions and NONE was answered.

We had news that he is fine and that he will be released soon and then they demanded ransom and then he was dead and then not and latest again that he has passed on. We will not believe this until we have proof.

But since this ordeal almost a year ago, there was no more salary from Christo's employer, and more possessions had to be sold. Without Christo, the family is unable to cover the costs of the house bond, let alone food, electricity and other bare necessities. 

And now with the news that Christo might possibly not even return ever, leaves them on the verge of losing the only place where Christo's presence lives on...THEIR HOUSE, THEIR HOME! 

I beg of anyone to please assist friends, that have done so much for others, so that they don't lose their home too. They have lost almost all their possessions. They have lost Christo for nearly a year. The only breadwinner to their family and with that they lost their income, that is supposed to be their security. And now....they might have lost a husband, a dad and the primary provider for the roof over their heads. 

I know how it feels to battle as my husband still hasn't find employment yet and we barely get by. But if i have to lose him and my home too, i will be devastated. I can only imagine how Amanda and the kids must feel - insecure, hopeless, worried and heartbroken. They have been through enough pain, enough torture. 

Please PLEASE help support the cause to safeguard their home and to provide them with some kind of security, where their happy memories of Christo can stay alive.

Please follow our progress here.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the bank*



  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 154.00
  • "Sterkte" - Marinda & Ig

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "I trust and pray that your husband comes home, hope this helps towards keeping head above water." - Sue Lane

  • Sep 07, 2019 - USD $ 23.72
  • "Hope this helps" - Colin

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Can’t begin to imagine what you must be going through. Sterkte! " - Ansa

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Can’t begin to image what you must be going through. Hope Christo comes home safe. " - Isabel

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "May your goal be reached." - Stephen Els

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hoop ons mense sal saam staan en iemand in nood help...sterkte" - Ockert

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Amanda, sou graag daar by jou wou wees vir die konsert. Weet ons dra julle op in gebid. Hierdie bydrae is vir die konsert. " - Renee Poultney

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Tannie hul het diep spore in my hart getrap! " - PJ

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 154.00
  • "Sterkte" - Marinda & Ig

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Julle is in ons gebede" - Anné-Marie

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Sterkte" - Marinda & Ig

  • Jul 25, 2019 - USD $ 108.17
  • "Thinking of you braai master!!!" - Adrian Milton

  • Jul 23, 2019 - USD $ 500.69
  • "Christo would have done this for me...." - Johan en Martell

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Bring Christo home " - J2 Smith

  • Jul 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Not wealthy, but will help wherever I can to ensure that you do not lose everything. Here for you and Christo and the family my girl. Stay strong and never lose hope! " - Kim Nichols

  • Jul 20, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte" - Potch

  • Jul 20, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Hoop dit help ek weet dis min maar ek sal aanhou probeer inbetaal soos." - Steph

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Donations to date

R 43 356.42

Fundraising target

R 600 000.00

Bothma Home Cause

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I'm trying to raise funds to save my house. My husband Christo Bothma was kidnapped in Burkina Faso on the 23rd of Sep tember where he works on a mine at Inata in Burkina Faso.