Bi+Malawi

RAISING FUNDS FOR VULNERABLE Bi+ REFUGEE IN MALAWI
A, is an former engineering student who reports feeling forced out of a South African country with death threats and the brutal, tragic murders of several friends. The headlines talk often about gay refugees, queer and LGBT, but A, a self-identified, proudly out bi man, says he hasn't been treated well by gay led LGBT orgs when he identified his bisexuality.

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A desperately hopes to leave Malawi as soon as possible but has been told he faces an uphill battle as a known "homosexual" to camp officials. 

We hope the international community of bi, pan, fluid, and bi+ queer people, and our friends, allies, accomplices and networks can uplift his story and A's need in Malawi as he braves consistent homophobic and biphobic attacks inside the UN Malawi camp. 

BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham, thefayth, as written UN Malawi and UNHRC officials with no reply. There is urgent crisis across the globe, and bi+ people often fall between the cracks.

A has expressed feeling he could be murdered at any moment.
Maybe, we in bisexual communities, can help change both A's expectations, and his entire life.

COSTS FOR Bi+Malawi
(submitted by A, currency converted by thefayth)

1. Breakfast 800mk / $1.10 per day
2. Lunch 1300mk / $1.78 per day
3. Tea 800mk / $1.10 per day
4. Supper 1300mk / $1.78 per day
5. Drinking water 400mk / 55 cents per day
Cooking for myself it can cost 4000mk / $5.49 / per day
6. Airtime /data 2,000mk / $2.74/day
7. Soap 1,500mk / $2.06
8. Toothbrush 500mk / 69 cents per day
9. Toothpaste 1,500mk / $2.06
10. Toilet paper per each 400mk / 55 cents per day
11. Flashlight 2,500mk / $3.43
12. Mattress 350,000mk / $480.04
13. Bedsheets 20,000mk / $27.43
14. Pillow 10,000mk / $13.72
15. Blanket 30,000mk / $41.15
16. Shower shoes 2,500mk / $3.43
17. Some clothes if possible 30,000 mk / $41.15
18. Towel 8,000mk / $10.97
19. Washing bensen 9000mk per each / $12.34
20. Sugar 1200mk per kg / $1.65
21. Tea leaves 200mk per packet / 27 cents
22. Stove 10,000mk / $13.72
23. Flask 5000mk / $6.86
24. House (with fence) fares range from 45000 to 120000 / $61.72 to $164.58 per month
25. Kettle 5000mk / $6.86
26. Electricity & water bills if possible, 5000mk / $6.86 per a month

Further reading:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malawi-lgbt-attitudes-trfn/malawians-conflicted-over-lgbt-rights-tolerance-research-finds-idUSKBN1XW25B

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 8 mos
  • Brian Johnson 
    • $10 
    • 8 mos
  • Anna Cat 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Alicia González 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • David Patrusevich  
    • $15 
    • 8 mos
See all

Organizer

Faith Cheltenham 
Organizer
Arlington, VA
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