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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!

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

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Celebrate Water with a Gift that overflows

Without safe water in their homes, girls and women spend between 30 minutes to 60 minutes, drop girls dropout of school, families are hit by frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery because of sharing open water sources with animals, many women and girls become victims of physical attack and sexual violence as they travel long distances to collect water. In this video, our December 2013 beneficiary shares her story. Join us and lets raise funds to provide safe water to women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Join our campaign here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/celebrate-water-give-a-gift-that-overflows
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Join the celebration; Celebrate Water

Welcoming our new and latest funder to Celebrate Water campaign. You can also be part of the celebration here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/celebrate-water-give-a-gift-that-overflows

Why you should join the celebration

For the last 5 years, we have been providing sustainable housing solutions and safe water to women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Without safe water in their homes, many women and girls become victims of physical attack and sexual violence as they walk long distances to collect water; families are hit by frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery because of sharing open water sources with animals; and girls dropout of school as they spend, on average, between 30 minutes to 90 minutes walking to look for  water.

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We are working to end this by providing safe water to families affected by HIV/AIDS. Women and girls are the main providers of household water supply and sanitation in Uganda, and also have the primary responsibility for maintaining a clean home environment. The lack of access to safe water and sanitation facilities therefore affects women and girls most acutely. This a situation we all need to end so that women can live healthier lives. Your donation will help us provide hundreds of women and children with clean and safe water in their homes.

Join NOW HERE

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Celebrate Water with a Gift that Overflows

The burden of fetching drinking water from outdoor sources falls disproportionately on girls and women. A context Analysis of Lyantonde District in June 2013, shows that in almost 91.2% of households without a drinking water source in a distance of less than one kilometer, it is women and girls who collect water. Time taken collecting water is between 30 minutes to 90 minutes which considerably reduces the time women and girls have available for other activities such as childcare, income generation and school attendance.

Education: Girls often have to walk long distances to fetch water in the early morning. After such an arduous chore, they may arrive late and tired at school. Being ‘needed at home’ is a major reason why children, especially girls from poor families, drop out of school. Providing water closer to homes increases girls’ free time and boosts their school attendance.

HIV and AIDS: The absence of clean water and sanitation also increases the risk of opportunistic infections and diarrhea diseases among people living with HIV and AIDS. In Uganda, HIV prevalence rate is estimated to be at 8.3 percent in women and girls. Women and girls are also the caregivers of chronically sick family members. With better access to water and sanitation facilities, the burden on households caring for AIDS-affected members is reduced.

Rape and abuse: Without access to water, many women and girls become victims of physical attack and sexual violence as they travel long distances to collect water. Women and girls move long distance through to and from water sources making them victims of ‘roadside’ attacks, bullying ,rape and attacks from roadside predators like snakes. Join our campaign to end this and lets promote women and children health together. Join us here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/celebrate-water-with-a-gift-that-overflows

Celebrate Water with a Gift that Overflows

For the last 5 years, we have been providing sustainable housing solutions  and safe water to women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Without safe water in their homes, many women and girls become victims of physical attack and sexual violence as they walk long distances to collect water, families are hit by frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery because of sharing open water sources with animals, girls dropout of school, girls and women spend between 30 minutes to 90 minutes walking to look for  water. 

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We are working to ending this through providing safe water to families affected by HIV/AIDS. Women and girls are the main providers of household water supply and sanitation in Uganda, and also have the primary responsibility for maintaining a clean home environment. The lack of access to safe water and sanitation facilities therefore affects women and girls most acutely. This a situation we all need to end so that women can live healthier lives. Your donation will help us provide hundreds of women and children with clean and safe water in their homes. Please join our campaign here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/celebrate-water-with-a-gift-that-overflows