Watch: Emotional thank you from Kenyan fundraiser legends

THURSDAY: LENNOX Head mum Sarah Rosborg, couldn't hold back the tears of joy as she revealed how her dream of building a safe house for young victims of sex abuse in Kenya will expand to something so much bigger.

All thanks to the celebrity power of Perth mum blogger Constance Hall's and the donations of her half-a-million followers.

Mr Rosborg said "You have raised so much that we can turn to the next stage of our dream of a therapeutic village - a safe, calm, responsive house where our new traumatised babies can join our family.

"The fear some of our babies arrive with pours from their tiny beaten little bodies.

Rafiki Mwema crowdfuning organisors Sarah Rosborg, Nicci Meredith and Claire Hording are thrilled to now be able to build two homes instead of the orginally planned one. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Rafiki Mwema crowdfuning organisors Sarah Rosborg, Nicci Meredith and Claire Hording are thrilled to now be able to build two homes instead of the orginally planned one. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

"Babies of 2, 3 4 years old whose injuries are deeper than the surgeries they have endured.

"Children who should be playing becoming the plaything of sick evil men.

"We have a dream and you have made it true.

"We want to build a small stepping stone our new girls can access before joining the safety of our therapeutic home, Rafiki Mwema.

"The dream of a small safe house where no more than 3 girls can stay - girls who arrive to us stinking of the fear they have endured; baby girls who are too afraid to even go into our therapeutic house because it is too loud and scary.

"A house where a very very special Aunty will meet the girls, give them love care and compassion until they feel able to join their sisters at Rafiki Mwema - a new house the Queen's built to allow the girls peace and love in a small environment - a stepping stone to their future. Small steps being held in the arms of our Rafiki Family."

 

Sarah Rosborg with a Kenyan girl
Sarah Rosborg with a Kenyan girl

WEDNESDAY: LENNOX Head charity mum Sarah Rosborg has teamed with raw and regal mum-blogger Constance Hall to build a safe house for Kenyan girls subjected to heinous sexual abuse.

Together the two mums 'literally broke the internet' when they launched a crowdfunding campaign to help young victims of sex trafficking in Kenya yesterday.

Listen to Sarah react at 5pm yesterday when the campaign went viral and hit the $75,000 target within hours.

For the past three years Ms Rosborg has been fund raising for Rafiki Mwema, a charity that has created a safe house for young girls.

She and a group of friends, who form the board, work on a 100% voluntary basis to raise all of the money needed to run the safe house in Kenya for some of the most troubled and traumatised young girls. Between them they put in 100+ hours a week of their own time (for free) whilst also running their own businesses and families.

"This is the biggest day of my charity career," said Ms Rosborg as she got news the campaign had reached its goal at 5pm.

As Constance Hall wrote, "Some of these young survivors have been sexually abused to the point of needing surgery, some prostituted from the age of two, some aren't able to communicate to anybody without covering their faces due to the shame they believe they have brought on themselves."

We did it. I have believed in this community since the beginning. I knew that the Queens would change the world and we are. 75k in less then 6 hours and finally the building can begin for our beautiful Queens and their safe forever home. 󾆖🏼 I'm off to get pissed and calm the fuck down 󾓑 We are amazing. Be assured that every further cent donated is needed and will be spent on our Glorious Queens. 󾮖🏼https://www.facebook.com/RafikiMwemaNakuru/

Posted by Constance Hall on Monday, March 21, 2016

But yesterday, with the powerful online following of Perth mum blogger Constance Hall (she has over half a million Facebook followers) the charity broke its $75,000 goal within seven hours.

In just 24 hours, Ms Hall has used her massive social media following to help raise almost $150,000 for Ms Rosborg's charity via her GoFundMe page.

 

The young sex abuse survivors celebrate the news that a new safe house will be funded.
The young sex abuse survivors celebrate the news that a new safe house will be funded.

Mr Rosborg said, "Constance wanted to do more than a shout out. She wanted to start her own campaign," she said.

All her followers crashed the Rafiki Mwema website so they launched the 'Queens Castle by Constance' GoFundMe page at 10am and by 5pm they'd hit their goal of $75,000.

Constance said, "I was contacted by the inspiring Sarah, a mum who lives near Byron Bay and works 40 hour weeks for nothing but the hope that she is bringing some peace to these little girls, little girls who have been betrayed by their own families and who before Rafiki came along believed that they world didn't hear their cries.

"Sarah believes that one day these girls will rule Kenya, I do not doubt it.

 

RAW and REGAL: Constance Hall posted a selfie which compared her mum curves with Kim Karsahsian. It's these raw posts that  have garnered the Perth mum over half a million Facebook followers.
RAW and REGAL: Constance Hall posted a selfie which compared her mum curves with Kim Karsahsian. It's these raw posts that have garnered the Perth mum over half a million Facebook followers. Facebook

Constance wrote: "Rafiki Mwema has suggested that if together we can raise these funds and build this home they would dedicate it to us all by naming it the "Queens Castle" now I'm pretty sure our teenage queens in Kenya won't mind that one little bit," Constance wrote.

"We don't need to imagine that it was our little girl being prostituted and beaten daily by more then five men." she said.

"Rafiki is a house on a farm a house that funds were raised to pay for, full of young girls and when they become teenagers there isn't anywhere for them to go that funds are able to cover, the room in the house is so desperately needed for other young girls to move into and out of harms way, leaving the teenage girls to often return home to their communities where many of them are sexually abused again and considered "tainted" which invites in further abuse."

"This kind of exposure for our charity is completely overwhelming, totally beyond anything we ever imagined,"said Sarah.

The parent charity is Play Kenya, run in the UK by Anne-Marie Tipper. Anne-Marie and her husband John run their own play therapy business in the UK, and spend a number of months in Kenya every year.

"The fact that there are thousands of people around the world that care so much for these girls is heart-warming. People won't believe the difference this will make to all the girls. This will make the next stage of our dream of building a therapeutic village for the girls - a safe, calm and responsive house where traumatised children can be part of a family," said Anne-Marie, Play Kenya



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