Support Cawo, Rape and Torture Victim

Cawo, a medical student at Camuud University, has been in a comma for the past 20 days after she was brutally raped and tortured by a man she refused to marry. 

Cawo's family lived in Burco and her University is in Borama. Therefore, a friend of her father hosted her to continue her education at Camuud. A relative of the host family started stalking and harassing Cawo.  One night, the perpetrator came into her room with a knife  and brutally stabbed and raped Cawo more than 10 times. 

Cawo is fighting for her life in a hospital in Hargeisa. She is in need of medical support outside of Somaliland. 

We are fundraising to support Cawo's family so they can seek the appropriate medical attention. 

Cawo had and still has a bright future ahead of her and with your help we can support her reach her goals. 

All the money raised will directly go to Cawo's mother for her medical expenses.


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  • Nicholas O'Mara 
    • $60 
    • 21 d
  • Bip Collery 
    • $60 
    • 22 d
  • Toph Tucker 
    • $60 
    • 22 d
  • Frank Wind 
    • $100 
    • 23 d
  • Belle Horwitz  
    • $50 
    • 23 d
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Fundraising team: Fahima, Maria, and Hajira (3)

Fahima Ali 
Raised $220 from 4 donations
New York, NY
Hajira Hussein 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Maria Ahmed 
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
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