Support Lesbian Refugee Safehouse & Self-Reliance

Foundation for Lesbian Bisexual Queer women Refugees (FLBQR)  was formed in Nairobi, Kenya by Naluzze Shadia in January 2019. Shadia, a lesbian mother found need to represent the LBQ family after she passed though very traumatizing moments here in Kenya and no organization could address them since the LBQs were seen to be the most least vulnerable group which to her isn’t true because the LBQS pass through their kinds of hell only difference is their cry cannot be heard because nobody is listening. Shadia says life in Kenya was terrible for her as she reached a point of eating soap in order to breast feed her child whom she got under conditions not worth bearing a child in. She was discriminated used abused and tortured and says these are some of the reasons she chooses to create an organization so that some day when she is far away, a tender aged girl somewhere fleeing her country because it isn’t ready to take her in for who she is doesn’t have to eat soap to live, doesn’t have to engage into sex-work doesn’t have to be abused and be made to feel like who she is a disease.

Life in the urban center is generally not easy a journey to go through but it becomes a less bitter once there is someone that understands and goes through the very things you go through there with you just to give you a shoulder to lean on. With the objectives of: Advocacy ,Health (psychosocial and nutritional, sexual  and referrals),safe housing, skills development, economic empowerment and helping illiterate women teach them English, Shadia feels this can be a less heavy journey for an LBQ woman refugee as she awaits her resettlement. We don’t have to be ashamed of who we are we only need to find ways of creating comfort between ourselves to be who we are.

FLBQR  calls upon everybody ,every organization, every open minded individual  in a position to donate to the cause below to help make a difference in this cold world we live in.
   

We request to fundraise $1600 for this course to help out as we look forward to grant writing and income generating through our skills development projects. A safe house or emergency shelter where LBQS would come together for skills development, counselling and group therapies, language education and also to get a roof over their heads and meals.

Below is an estimate on how this money will be spent.
      
  Housing/ rent for 4month ksh 100000 @ ksh 25,000/= ($1000USD) 
  Food for 4 months ksh 40,000 @  ksh 10,000/=              ($400USD)
  Transport to health facilities/Medical appointments ksh 10000 ($100USD)
  Security fee  ksh 4000 @1000 kes per month (40$)
  Electricity garbage  and water bill @6000kes (60$)
   
Total sum                                                             
     Ksh.160,000 
     USD $1600.00


Please support our efforts with a donation of any amount. Foundation for Lesbian Bisexual and Queerwomen Refugees  is running this fundraiser with the support of The Refugee Coalition of East Africa (RefCEA). Every dollar received will be put toward the betterment of the lives of lesbian bisexual and queer women refugees in Kenya.

With gratitude,

Foundation for Lesbian Bisexual and Queer women Refugees and the Refugee Coalition of East Africa

RefCEA facebook: http://facebook.com/RefCEA 
RefCEA website:http://RefugeeCoalition.com 



This crowdfunding campaign is being hosted by Michael B. Clark, member of the Advisory Board of the Refugee Coalition of East Africa, (RefCEA). Funds donated to this campaign will be deposited from GoFundMe into a personal bank account of Mr. Clark, from there the funds will be transferred via mPesa mobile money to Shadia Naluzze, Secretary for the Refugee Coalition of East Africa and Director of the FLBQR. All funds donated to this campaign will go to FLBQR, minus the fees taken by GoFundMe and mPesa.

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Michael Clark 
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