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£265raised of £15,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £265 to #Help Cycling Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS across Africa By Bantu Ubuntu Project

    Location
    Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
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    Funded on Thursday, 26th October 2017

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    Hello and a BIG hug to everyone.

    I lost my mother when I was seven years old because of HIV/AIDS. My mother said, “help those who needs help and you will get help in front” that was the gift she left in my heart. This quote from my mother was my inspiration for my idea - to cycle miles across Africa and raise awareness and take action on HIV / AIDS.

    I would like to create change by cycling 24000km from Rwanda to Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, south Africa. In each country I will spend one week in 3 difference schools. Next I plan to pedal from south Africa to West Africa until northern Sahara and each country I will do the same routine.I hope people will be insipired to see solo man on the road who has a dream to enable people to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS.

    How I will use this donations:

    15% will cover posters, artwork, printing books and creating wall art, 45% will cover organising free tests for people – each test will cost £3 and I expect to test 2000 people, 40% will cover the costs of pushing me forward from one country to another. I will need £7 per day to cover living expenses, visas and travel, I plan to be on the road for 19 months. I will also create choreography and storytelling in each school about HIV / AIDS and this will incur no cost as it is something I want to give to this cause free from my own heart. I will document my journey and share this with my backers.

    As I grew up I asked myself why I came on a planet which has this disease. I believe Bantu Ubuntu cycling will bring positive change in villages and schools. Awareness is everything! I want to create posters to hang around schools to educate my peers about the global impact of HIV and AIDS.

    There is a widely held misconception and a lack of information about infection, transmission and protection against HIV/AIDS. This puts Africa at great risk of seeing a spread of the disease and an increase in poverty. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate according to official statistics is considerably lower than that of Sub-Saharan Africa, but experts say the problem could be explosive. Governmental efforts to hinder a potential epidemic are limited as well as the number of civil society organizations working with the HIV/AIDS issue. Taboos surround the issue which restricts people from acquiring sufficient and correct knowledge about the disease, and causes people living with HIV/AIDS to be stigmatized and excluded from society.

    No one ever become poor by giving.

    Do what you can to support this project and help me make a change in the world.

    Thank you.

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      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 4, 2017

        I wish you luck on your journey sammy

      • Nathalie Pages

        Nathalie Pages

        Sep 30, 2017

        💚💚💚 good luck and many blessings on your journey Samy!! So grateful you are dedicating yourself to such an important cause💚🙏🏽

      • Lunasha Ve

        Lunasha Ve

        Sep 26, 2017

        Support your bright shining path wherever you are !! Love = Light = Life (can't wait bicycling with you brother one day !!)

        £30.00

      • Ryuto Yokota

        Ryuto Yokota

        Sep 20, 2017

        You can do it. Because you are the sun that shines on mother earth. Go Sammy go!!

        £30.00

      • Alexandra Sea

        Alexandra Sea

        Sep 14, 2017

        Keep shining!

      • Elspeth Scrine

        Elspeth Scrine

        Sep 12, 2017

        £30.00

      • Riccardo Bovi

        Riccardo Bovi

        Aug 18, 2017

        hello Samy, I am Riccardo.we met in india.i hope you will achieve your goal!!! I will see you.bye ;)

        £10.00

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      kwizera samuel

      kwizera samuel

      Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

      Hello, I was born 1987 and raised in Rwanda.7years old I lost my mother.by AIDS.grown up asked myself why i came on this planet? I felt something to share with society to cycling raise awareness of HIV/AIDS across Africa and I have passion to act against it.

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