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Shine The Spotlight on Survival

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My name is Leilani Kuter (45) - Roodepoort, Gauteng. This year marks 27 years of survival after I was brutally raped and left for dead on 16 September 1992. Speaking up and sharing my story to inspire other victims to live their lives has been a big part of my healing in the wake of this horrifying incident.

This year, I plan to walk 27 kilometers per day for 27 days starting on the 16th of September to shine the spotlight on survival and raise funds for comfort packs. My last day will be at Ruimsig parkun on the 12th of October. 

Every step of my 729km journey will be taken in defiance of systemic violence against women and in celebration of our collective survival spirit.

A child is raped in SA every 3 minutes. Most of them are little girls between 4 and 12. I would like to give emergency comfort packs to little girls when they report the rape. These packs contain comfort goods, something to eat and drink and emergency goods like clean underwear. To report rape can be a lengthy process - having to tell what happened, having to go an invasive medical examination and facing the rapist. These packs will help them in this extremely traumatic time. 

The cost per comfort pack is R200. 

The funds will go to:

Buying 500 comfort packs at R200 = R100 000

I need R40 000 out of the funds to cover my personal expenses e.g. fuel, food, an airplane ticket to Cape Town and Durban and being out of the office for 27 days from work. 

I have employed a virtual assistant to help me contacting businesses to get involved, she charges me R85 per hour because I really want to reach the goal. 

I am listed with the Movers & Shakers group and they will be receiving a fee for marketing this challenge and arranging interviews with the media. 

*Funds raised for the comfort kits will go directly to the supplier. The rest of the funds will go into the campaign creator to cover expenses.* Companies will get a Section18A certificate from the NGO who supplies the comfort packs. 

Donations

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Sterkte, hou bene hou!" - Elainne Botes

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Inspiration!" - Stephan Smit

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "thanks for sharing your story of hope!" - annarie hugo

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Wow!! Sterk vrou!!" - Sonja

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 610.00
  • "I hope and pray that this project will be a great success! " - AN

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Inspirational " - Iris

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Each step you take, you carry the gratitude of many survivors with you! Well done for being brave, well done for living!" - Mel K

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Right behind you!!! " - Cindy Van Driel

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "What an inspiration! I challenge all the ladies in their 40's to match my donation. Come on, it's for a good cause!" - Charlotte

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 6.91
  • "May this help other daughters, girls, mothers and women" - Thérèse

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "For the LORD your God is with you" - Mieki

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Blessings" - Anonymous

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 13.14
  • "Gee MAG aan jouself" - Tania

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Go girl!! Will be thinking of you" - Gillian

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "You are truly amazing, Leilani! All the best." - Denise Davies

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Baie sterkte !" - Monique

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Lizette Theron

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "You are inspiring!! " - Anna

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Dankie dat jy n verskil maak!" - Corlize Luttig

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you all the best on your journey" - MotogirlSA

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Keep on inspiring others! All the best with your journey. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Jy kan dit doen my kind! " - Mammie

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Donations to date

R 4 490.33

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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This year, I plan to walk 27 kilometers per day for 27 days to shine the spotlight on survival and raise funds for comfort packs.