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Keep the Kargbos in Canada

$400 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 2 months
Fatmata Kargbo and her two boys have requested sanctuary to avoid deportation and are living in our church while we help them find a safe and legal resolution to their immigration issues.

Fatmata
came to Canada in 2016 with her husband and two sons to attend a wedding.  After the wedding, her husband returned to Sierra Leone, while she and the boys continued to visit friends in Winnipeg.  Back in Sierra Leone, he divorced her, remarried, and sold/gave away her possessions.

Fatmata has worked up until April of this year at the CanadInns Polo Park.  The boys have attended schools in the St. James area since 2016 (including Athlone, Voyageur, Crestview and Hedges), and they all have been a welcome part of the Crestview community.  They have attended Crestview Fellowship since 2017.

Immigration Canada does not feel her case is strong enough to warrant either refugee status or for her to be allowed to stay on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. We believe that at this time, it is not safe for her to return to Sierra Leone.

Fatmata's legal appeal failed and she was issued a deportation order for April 11, 2019.  She has requested and received sanctuary at Crestview Fellowship Church since this date.  The family now  cannot leave the property and the boys are being home-schooled.  The church is working with legal help from a Winnipeg-based lawyer to challenge the Immigration Department’s decision in federal court, and to allow the most recent legal appeal to be re-examined.   
In the meantime, the church is supplying for the legal, medical and daily needs of this family.  A shower has even been installed in the church!   Anything you can donate to help offset  these ongoing expenses would be gratefully accepted!  Below is one clip of the four that were shown recently on CTV, CBC and City News.

https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2019/06/09/dodging-deportation-inside-a-church/

We are hoping to raise $10,000 to cover the legal costs and to help with the expenses of day to day living for the Kargbo’s.
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$400 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 2 months
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