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Organized by: Meghann McNiff

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Meghann McNiff via Crowdrise
September 09, 2014

You saved the life of Feroza Mushtari, a midwife from Afghanistan: http://thebea.st/1pNrHVU See More

THE STORY:

YOU did it.

Your donations, and your love, saved the life of my friend and colleague Feroza Mushtari, a midwife from Afghanistan. Feroza committed her life to serving her people, to preventing women and children from dying in childbirth. The Taliban told Feroza that she and her family deserve to die for her work. You told them no.

The initial Crowdrise campaign raised over $5,000 in one week. This money covered the cost of airfare and enabled the rescue mission of Feroza and her family.

 

Now What?

Feroza and her family made it to India. The only goal until now was to get Feroza and her family out of Afghanistan alive. Thanks to you, and your beautiful display of humanity, we made this happen. Our new fundraising goal is $11,150. This additional $6,000 will cover their basic living expenses (food and rent) for six months. This support is obviously not sustainable, but lets just give them a chance to land and make a new plan for a new life.

Feroza has applied for a Special Immigration Visa to the United States; we have no indication about the length of this process and no guarantee that her application will be approved. Feroza will also be registering with the United Nations Human Rights Council in India. We are told that this process can take anywhere from 2 – 10 years. We are literally figuring out this process as we go, breath by breath, and step by step. 

Everything helps. Prayers, donations, kind thoughts, legal advice, spreading the love on facebook, contacts with friends who can help with visas...please reach out by clicking 'Contact the Organizer'.

 

Tracking The Money

Afghan families are big. With her parents, 10 brothers and sisters and their children Feroza and her family are 27 in total, 14 adults and 13 children. When we talked about the option for Feroza to leave Afghanistan alone, she had this to say:

I can't leave them here
If someone dies, then I won't go anywhere
I want to die with them

Stage 1: Rescue 

Total travel costs = $5,150 ($200 for each adult ticket, $160 for each child and $10 for each visa)

Stage 2: Landing

Basic cost of life in India for 6 months = $6,000 ($600 a month in rent, $400 a month for food)

Total Fundraising Goal = $11,150

 

$7,340

 

66% Raised of $11,150 Goal

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  • Tony

    $50

  • karl

    $50

  • Liz

    $200

  • Duane Bell

    $250

  • Jessica

    $100

  • Denise Byrd

    $500

  • Paul Wallace

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karen Johnson Lassner

    $100

  • Melissa Love

    $50

  • LB

    $50

  • Jinpa

    $100

  • Stephanie Salamon

    $25

  • Gwendolyn Payton

    $250

  • Joel

    $50

  • Emily

    $25

  • Summer Koons

    $100

  • Claudia mauro

    $50

  • Michael Nystrom

     

  • Bob

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jared and Krysta

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jayne

    $100

  • amy

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rachel Bedenbaugh

    $50

  • Liz

    $25

  • Sylvia V

    $100

  • Jeanne

    $50

  • Leslie Emerson

    $100

  • Jen & Marita

    $50

  • Melissa

    $25

  • Onie Kahn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • NML

    $50

  • Jay

    $50

  • Jenn and John

     

  • Heidi & Jen

    $75

  • Robin

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Erin

     

  • Tempe Goodhue

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lake Washington Midwives

    $200

  • Edgette Family

    $100

  • Oesa

    $20

  • Norm and Michelle

    $100

  • Mom and PJ

    $250

  • Lynn & Walter

    $35

  • Amanda Anderson

    $50

  • Carissa and Nate

    $100

  • Jenny

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann and Bob Buxbaum

    $100

  • Mary Frangie

    $50

  • Kurt Nelson

    $50

  • Carissa and Nate

    $100

  • Sarah Nelson

    $10

  • WASUP Yoga

    $200

  • VK

    $100

  • Tom Hume

    $50

  • James & Dominique

    $200

  • Michele & Marina Bianchi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • BBC

    $100

  • Sara Hoover

    $30

  • scott schell

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Abie,Asher &Eden;

    $25

  • Sandy

    $40

  • Marijke from 2005 AKDN IHS Midwifery program support

    $200

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The Team: $7,340 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amount Raised

$7,340

 

66% Raised of $11,150 Goal

Donor Comments

Marijke from 2005 AKDN IHS Midwifery program support

Marijke from 2005 AKDN IHS Midwifery program support

DONATION: $200

Love to you Feroza. Holding you and your family in my heart. Rachel Arnold sent me the information about your situation. If there is anything I can do from the US let me know. 3 years ago

Sandy

Sandy

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Abie,Asher &Eden;

Abie,Asher &Eden;

DONATION: $25

Prayers and well wishes accompany our small donation! Blessings! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

scott schell

scott schell

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Sara Hoover

Sara Hoover

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

BBC

BBC

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

all the brave Afghan women 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $80

To Feroza and family - an outstanding, dedicated & courageous woman. 3 years ago

Michele & Marina Bianchi

Michele & Marina Bianchi

DONATION: $100

Best wishes to you and your family. 4 years ago

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