Sheffra Dzamara, the wife of abducted and missing activist Itai Dzamara, has thanked all the well-wishers who donated towards her family’s welfare via a GoFundMe campaign coordinated by UK based journalist Lance Guma.
See the video from Sheffra Dzamara thanking all those who donated
The Sheffra Dzamara appeal, meant to help her pay school fees for her children and also help her write her ‘O’ Levels and kickstart a poultry business, initially targeted $1200 but raised nearly treble that after 90 people donated over $3,200 within three days.
A total of $2,910 (after GoFundMe charges) was sent to Sheffra and she has now managed to start the poultry project which she hopes will allow her to look after her family going forward.
Journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara has been missing for over 1 year and 6 months since his abduction from a barbershop in Glen View. All evidence so far points to the work of the dreaded state security agencies in Zimbabwe.
The appeal to help Dzamara’s family was run by exiled journalist Lance Guma who said; “It is obvious she cannot be receiving donations and handouts for the rest of her life so I asked how it was she can be helped to help herself going forward.
“Please remember that while the abduction of Itai Dzamara has been well publicised it has not necessarily meant people are flooding in to help his family. Given the economic challenges this is understandable. But small donations in our huge numbers can make a big difference. Remember no amount is too small,” Guma wrote in the appeal.
Sheffra said she wanted to write 5 subjects for her O levels next year in November and needed money for lessons and exam fees. She also needed help paying fees for her two children Nokutenda and Nenyasha. Going forward, Sheffra also wanted to start a poultry project that would help her fend for her family and reduce the reliance on donations.
To see the full list of people who donated: Visit- The Sheffra Dzamara appeal