Waris Dirie´s letter for Valentine´s Day

14 Feb

Please support our

little Desert Flowers on Valentine’s Day

by Waris Dirie

 

Waris Dirie in Djibouti

 

I want to thank all my friends for their support to save Safa, my little Desert Flower from the threat of Female Genital Mutilation.

Safa, the little Somali girl from the Balbala slums in Djibouti, was seen in the mutilation scene in the movie Desert Flower, goes to school today and is one of the best in her class.

 

Safa in her class January 2013

 

Her parents are still living in Balbala, but with the support of the Desert Flower Foundation they have enough food, clean water and electricity.

Safa and her family in January 2013

 

This is not natural in Balbala. 250,000 people, many of them nomads, who fled the civil war in Somalia, live here, all below the poverty line. 60,000 of the 120,000 children are malnourished and many children die before they reach their first birthday.

Few parents have the opportunity to find a job and even those who work, can´t afford food regularly from their small income.
95% of people in Balbala have no access to clean water; that is why many people get sick.

280,000 refugees live in Balbala

 

In January 2013 we visited Balbala and Safa, who still wants to live in this area with her parents, because all of her relatives live there. And we have seen so many other children whom we would love to help.

 

Mothers with their children in Balbala January 2013

Therefore, I decided to establish a Desert Flower Foundation base in Balbala for these children in order to save more little girls from genital mutilation, to enable them to go to school and to support their families with food and medicine.


Today, on Valentine’s Day, I request, to support this new project of the Desert Flower Foundation with a donation!

In March 2013 I will travel with my staff to Balbala to start the project for all the little desert flowers , and we will report regularly.
LOVE, PEACE AND RESPECT,

 

 

WARIS DIRIE


Founder and President of the Desert Flower Foundation

 

 

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE LITTLE DESERT FLOWERS IN BALBALA!

Safa in Djibouti 2013

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

Donation Purpose: Support for Safa and the small desert flowers in Balbala


Donations: Desert Flower Foundation International Account:

Erste Bank, Account No: 294 698 036 00
Bank code: 20111
IBAN: AT 94 20111 294 698 036 00
BIC: GIBAATWW

 

Desert Flower Foundation German account:
Commerzbank Frankfurt, Account no: 40 55 64000
Sort code: 500 803 00
IBAN: DE 25 5008 0300 0405 5640 00,
BIC: COBADEFFXXX


Desert Flower Foundation Swiss account:
Raiffeisen Bank, Account No: 799407.36
IBAN: CH 63 8000 5000 0799 4073 6
SWIFT: RAIFCH22

Donations with credit card: Use the donate button on the website:

http://www.desertflowerfoundation.org/en/donate-waris-dirie-foundation/

 

 

 

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