Feyisa Lelisa Support Fund
We are calling on all Ethiopians and human rights advocates to make contributions to funds needed to support Marathon athlete Feyisa Lelisa who exhibited extra-odrinary heroism by becoming an international symbol for #OromoProtests and Ethiopian Freedom Movement after winning a medal at the Rio de Janeiro
Olympic games today August 21, 2016.
Feyisa Lelisa faces persecution if he goes back to Ethiopia and he has decided to to seek assylum. Funds are needed to support him and his family in the meantime, Please donate whatever amount you can. We assure you all the money collected will go to support this Oromo/Ethiopian hero.
Co-sponsered by Abdi Fite, Lalisaa Hikaa and Solomon Ungashe
We are wrapping up our Feyisa Lilesa Support Fund campaign with this update.
We raised a tolal of $163,221 from 2,863 generous donors. GoFundMe deducts a fee of 5% ($8,161.05) for their service. WePay, the company that processes the credit cards, charges 2.9% of the total fund ($4,733.41) and $0.30 per donation that amounts to $858.90. The total fee that goes to FoFundMe and WePay is $13,753.36.
Subtracting all the fees the net Feyisa Lilesa Support Fund receives is $149,467.64. Mr. Lilesa has donated $20,000 to Demisse, Tasisa & Angasu Support Fund. GoFumdMe will transfer the $20,000 to the latter Fund and will not charge additional fee. In addition, WePay will not charge the 2.9% and the per donation fees on the $20,000 to be transferred to Demisse, Tasisa & Angasu Suppot Fund.
After the intra Funds transfer, GoFundMe will deposit $129,467.64 to Solomon Ungashe's bank account. Feyisa Lilesa Support Team has incurred expenses amounting to $21,216.45. The expenses were incurred by 1) Mr. Bayisa Gemetchu, 2) Mr. Kefyalew Fekade, and Mr. Lalisa Hika who traveled to, and staid in, Brazil for nearly three weeks to support Mr. Lilesa and to facilitate his travel to the United States. Accordingly, Solomon will distribute the $21,216.45 to the three individuals.
Finally, Solomon will transfer $108,251.19 to Mr. Lilesa's bank account. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for details.
We thank you all for making this historic campaign successful.
Feyisa Lilesa Support Team
Si jaalanna Feyisa kenna ati dhugumaan fayyisaa dha nu fayyiste fayyi If all our atlet stands like you the entire country can pull out this shit cancer and dictoter government! FEYYISA LELISA IS OUR HERO! LONG LIVE TO HIM! WE PROUD OF HIM!
You have set a high status and win a great victory for yourself in the history book and for our people in bringing their plight to international arena. As a ministry in the church I testify for your serene inner character, a quite but solid sense of right and wrong — not only to do good, but to be good. You embody the character that is willing to sacrifice self in the service of others, to live in obedience to some transcendent truth, to have a cohesive soul that honors Waqa and one’s own possibilities. Very much proud of you. God bless you, your family and the Oromo people Rev. Temesgen Dabsu