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CHASING THE CUT Trailer

Watch the trailer to our film about Female Genital Mutilation
Also, please support our Indiegogo campaign to finish the film, end forced child marriages and offer girls and women with fistula free surgery to fix the fistula. We have only 9 day only, please donate to our campaign today through this link http://igg.me/at/chasingthecut/x/639146

19 hours left to help end Female Genital Mutilation

We have only 19 hours left for our campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation. We wouldn’t have got here without your support and contributions. Thank you so much!
Please donate and do us a favor and encourage at least 3 friends to donate too because we have to raise the remaining portion of the budget in the remaining 19 hours. Share with them the campaign link and encourage them to donate http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kata-ending-female-genital-mutilation

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Thank you again for your love and support.

Your Button Badge for supporting victims of Female Genital Mutilation

Thank you for supporting my work to end Female Genital Mutilation in East Africa and supporting my campaign to film and produce ‘Chasing the Cut’, a documentary film about Female Genital Mutilation. I just added a new gift,  button badge that you can attach to your lapel to show support for victims of Female Genital Mutilation.

I have only 150 pieces, please grab yours ASAP. It’s now the new featured perk and  has a ‘featured perk’ label on top of the perk list. Visit my campaign page HERE  and select your button badge. Alternatively, use this URL to go my campaign page  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kata-ending-female-genital-mutilation

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I am very excited about this badge!

Help end Female Genital Mutilation now

As you are read this, there are between 8 and 10 million women and girls in the Middle East and in Africa who are at risk of undergoing one form or another of genital cutting and more than 125 million girls and women have been subjected to the ordeal. By clicking donate, you are saving millions of girls and woman in East Africa at risk of being forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation. Please DONATE today http://buff.ly/1cxKapF

International Women’s Day Gifts

As the spotlight turns toward the world’s women on International Women’s Day (March 8th) and throughout the month of March, CHASING THE CUT is calling out to every one – both women AND men – to invest in ending Female Genital Mutilation and other forms of Violence Against Women. I have a couple of gifts for you for helping end Female Genital Mutilation.
1. A HANDWOVEN PURSE FROM UGANDA
A handwoven purse made by women Kapchorwa, Eastern Uganda who work with children and women in FGM practicing communities and other disadvantaged groups. Go to our Female Genital Mutilation Campaign HERE and choose this gift.
2.  HANDWOVEN BASKET FROM KENYA
A handwoven straw and cloth basket made by survivors of FGM  from Central Kenya, East Africa.  Go to our Female Genital Mutilation Campaign HERE and choose this gift.
3.TRADITIONAL AFRICAN CLOTHING
“African clothing” is internationally known because is its uniqueness, originality and great designs influenced by the people’s daily activities, food, climate and traditions. Traditional African cottons are made from natural organic fibers and are highly durable and often very colorful, comfortable and quite unique.
I  will send you a unique traditional Africa clothing from the communities that I will visit while filming. This is a great opportunity to have this wonderful clothing shipped to your address. Go to our Female Genital Mutilation Campaign HERE and choose this gift.

Also, please remember to share our campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation with your friends.

Much love from East Africa,

REFERRAL CONTEST TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, PLEASE TAKE PART AND GRAB GREAT PRIZES

From now until 2014 until Friday February 28, 2014 19:00 GMT, I am running a contest to see which supporter can refer in the most friends, family and followers to my campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation!  Everyone is eligible!  All you have to do is go to the campaign homepage, grab a unique URL in the “Share this Campaign” field (below the pitch video) and get the word out as best you can.  There will be two winners: one for most total referrals and overall contributions referred in (min $100) and the second winner is one who refers the second highest contributors (min $50)  Anytime anyone clicks your unique link (that you copied from the camping page and sent them) to get to our page, Indiegogo tracks that activity and “credits” you with the referral.  I can then see who has generated the most traffic to my campaign.  Whoever does so DURING THIS CONTEST PERIOD will win Either a unique and beautiful African art craft ($127 value), or special African earrings if female or a unique bark cloth wallet if male ($43 value).  

Here is the general campaign link http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stop-female-genital-mutilation-kata-the-fgm-film

Click, then grab your unique link to share!  FYI, using the “Share” tools on the homepage works as well, as it automatically ties you to your post on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Email.

WINNING TIP: Send your close friends and family a personal request to contribute to the campaign and follow up with them.

More Details – from campaign Update tab

2nd REFERRAL CONTEST AND GREAT PRIZES; GRAB ONE NOW

In support of our $3790 fundraising, I am excited to announce the second referral contest. Our first winners are listed on the campaign Updates tab. Thank you Eddy and Mario for your incredible support and helping me reach out to contributors.

I am now rolling out these fantastic referral prizes in the coming days as we push for the fundraising goal and grow our efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation.

COMPETITION DETAILS

#1 – This referral competition runs from today Tuesday February 25, 2014 until Friday February 28, 2014 19:00 GMT.

#2 – The top referrers will be ranked based on people that they have referred to my campaign and the total level of contribution from those referrals.

#3 – To start referring, share the campaign link (below the video on the campaign’s Indiegogo home page) and get your network to contribute. Send your close friends and family a personal request to contribute to the campaign. Make sure you use that link to track your referrals.

#4 – I will publish a regular board on the campaign update page

–  1st prize for the top referrer is another unique and beautiful African art craft (value $127) perfect for your living room.

–  2nd place gets a pair of African earrings if female or a unique bark cloth wallet if male ($43 value)

–  I will send a thank you note on the campaign’s update section for the first 10 referrers

–  Anyone worldwide can participate

– Please don’t worry about shipping costs for your prizes

Thank you everyone for your fantastic support.

You only have a few days, so get referring now and win one of these great prizes.  Keep watching out for other great prizes to come on Saturday March 1, 2014.

Click here to donate to my campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation