An incredible South African woman has raised over R150,000 for survivors of gender-based violence by walking 448km!
Leilani Kuter is herself a rape survivor and also the founder of Yellow For Survivors.
She started her 16-day long walk on 1 September in Danville, Pretoria, where she was born and raised and trekked 28km per day, revisiting significant moments in her life.
Her walk, in defiance of systemic violence against women, men, and children, ended on the 16th of September at Eat@43restaurant in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.
“What an awesome journey! 16 Days of laughter, tears, pain, joy, love and kindness,” she said after completing her walk.
Leilani’s awareness campaign has thus far raised a total of R155 460.92 towards her fundraising target of R280 000 on the crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, with contributions from donors across the country and around the globe.
“I revisited my past and made new memories and formed new friendships. I saw the most beautiful sunrises and breath-taking sunsets. I heard so many stories that both inspired me and encouraged me to push forward”.
Funds raised from now until the campaign closes in August 2021 will be used to support various rape crisis centres across South Africa.
To support Leilani’s campaign, make a donation on BackaBuddy here: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/shine-the-spotlight-on-survival