Feyisa Lelisa Support Fund

$163,416 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 2,868 people in 27 months

We are calling on all Ethiopians and human rights advocates to make contributions to funds needed to support Marathon athlete Feyisa Lelisa who exhibited extra-odrinary heroism by becoming an international symbol for #OromoProtests and Ethiopian Freedom Movement after winning a medal at the Rio de Janeiro
 Olympic games today August 21, 2016.  

Feyisa Lelisa faces persecution if he goes back to Ethiopia and he has decided to to seek assylum.  Funds are needed to support him and his family in the meantime,  Please donate whatever amount you can.  We assure you all the money collected will go to support this Oromo/Ethiopian hero.  

Co-sponsered by Abdi Fite, Lalisaa Hikaa and Solomon Ungashe 

 

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Dear Friends,
We are wrapping up our Feyisa Lilesa Support Fund campaign with this update.
We raised a tolal of $163,221 from 2,863 generous donors. GoFundMe deducts a fee of 5% ($8,161.05) for their service. WePay, the company that processes the credit cards, charges 2.9% of the total fund ($4,733.41) and $0.30 per donation that amounts to $858.90. The total fee that goes to FoFundMe and WePay is $13,753.36.

Subtracting all the fees the net Feyisa Lilesa Support Fund receives is $149,467.64. Mr. Lilesa has donated $20,000 to Demisse, Tasisa & Angasu Support Fund. GoFumdMe will transfer the $20,000 to the latter Fund and will not charge additional fee. In addition, WePay will not charge the 2.9% and the per donation fees on the $20,000 to be transferred to Demisse, Tasisa & Angasu Suppot Fund.

After the intra Funds transfer, GoFundMe will deposit $129,467.64 to Solomon Ungashe's bank account. Feyisa Lilesa Support Team has incurred expenses amounting to $21,216.45. The expenses were incurred by 1) Mr. Bayisa Gemetchu, 2) Mr. Kefyalew Fekade, and Mr. Lalisa Hika who traveled to, and staid in, Brazil for nearly three weeks to support Mr. Lilesa and to facilitate his travel to the United States. Accordingly, Solomon will distribute the $21,216.45 to the three individuals.

Finally, Solomon will transfer $108,251.19 to Mr. Lilesa's bank account. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for details.

We thank you all for making this historic campaign successful.

Feyisa Lilesa Support Team
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Ijoollee Baalee
27 months ago

We have to go for $100,000. Oromo we have to show how we united and hungry of Freedom.

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Mikiy Love
27 months ago

Leave a Comment...you are the best i like you im from Amara region tnx for what u did their tnx we are togther we loved u no oromo is died we are with u..

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Ayanaw Hagos
27 months ago

Please raised the goal to $1,000,000. dollars,

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Charles Njuguna
27 months ago
9
9

Please raise the target, there is something good here. Africa has no place for a military dictorship.

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Yemane Mitiku
27 months ago
9
9

Set the goal @100K and go to bed.

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Tony Kirui
27 months ago
8
8

better change the target amount or it will close fast once target reached

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Kim Gong
27 months ago
7
7

#OromoProtests «በዜጎች ላይ የሚደርሰው በደል ገፍቶ መጨረሻ ላይ እኔ ጋር መድረሱ አይቀርም። ለራሴ ጥሩ ነገር አለኝ። ጥሩ መኪና አለኝ፤ ጥሩ ቤት ውስጥ ነው የምኖረው። ሌላው ከቤቱ ተባሮ፣ ከመሬቱ ተፈናቅሎ፣ ውጪ እያደረ ዝናብ የሚዘንብበት ሕዝብ አለ። እኔ ብቻዬን ተመችቶኝ በድሎት የምኖረው ኑሮ አላስደሰተኝም። ከነፃነቴ ውጪ ሃብትም ሆነ ሌላ ነገር አያስደሰተኝም።» #FeyisaLelisa ለቪኦኤ

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Seid Muh
27 months ago
7
7

ፈይሳ ምርጥ የኢትዮጵያ ልጅ!!! ወርቅ ካመጡልን ከነ ሃይሌ ሆዳሞቹ በላይ ውጤጥትህን ለህዝብ ነጻነት ያበረከትክ ምርጥ የህዝብ ልጅ........

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Ramlaa Warfa
27 months ago
6
6

Somalia is with you Oromiya ❤️

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Sane Adam Kabira
27 months ago
6
6

Raise the goal to 100k pleas lets continue to raise

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Abraham Araya
27 months ago
4
4

I support the OromoProtests and Ethiopian Freedom Movement.

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Ijoollee Baalee
27 months ago
3
3

We have go further to make history as an oromo . Fayye deserve double of what we have achieved so far...oromo keep it on let's the game keep rolling.

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Samy Yohannes
27 months ago
3
3

Lelisa deserve more than a million dollars for what he did for Oromos in particular and Ethiopia in general. You made us proud and you remain an icon for Oromo struggle. Oromia shall be free! Down with tyranny and dictators!

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Sherif Meyraz
27 months ago
3
3

Dr. Set the goal to 100K and go to bed. Insha'Allah we will explode

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Na Tarkaanfachiifte Ellema Cimaa
27 months ago
3
3

Si jaalanna Feyisa kenna ati dhugumaan fayyisaa dha nu fayyiste fayyi If all our atlet stands like you the entire country can pull out this shit cancer and dictoter government! FEYYISA LELISA IS OUR HERO! LONG LIVE TO HIM! WE PROUD OF HIM!

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Muleta Dh
27 months ago
3
3

Thank you for your solidarity. Love and respect! Proud of you brother.

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Goshu Geleta Amenu
27 months ago
2
2

Thanks for you were our voice, much respect, #FeyisaLelisa

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Temesgen Mengesha
27 months ago
2
2

You have set a high status and win a great victory for yourself in the history book and for our people in bringing their plight to international arena. As a ministry in the church I testify for your serene inner character, a quite but solid sense of right and wrong — not only to do good, but to be good. You embody the character that is willing to sacrifice self in the service of others, to live in obedience to some transcendent truth, to have a cohesive soul that honors Waqa and one’s own possibilities. Very much proud of you. God bless you, your family and the Oromo people Rev. Temesgen Dabsu

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Dunis Amin
27 months ago
2
2

Proud of my Oromo people and proud to be Oromo!

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Jaagamaa Diriirsaa
27 months ago
2
2

The 100,000 goal is going to be reached soon. Given the huge interest shown, it would be wise not to close the campaign, but to raise is further.

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$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
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$50
Samson Tegegne
26 months ago
1
1

God bless you! One Ethiopia

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$800
zawudee kiyyaa
26 months ago

Belgium oromo community

Ijoollee Baalee
27 months ago

We have to go for $100,000. Oromo we have to show how we united and hungry of Freedom.

+ Read More
Mikiy Love
27 months ago

Leave a Comment...you are the best i like you im from Amara region tnx for what u did their tnx we are togther we loved u no oromo is died we are with u..

+ Read More
Ayanaw Hagos
27 months ago

Please raised the goal to $1,000,000. dollars,

+ Read More
Charles Njuguna
27 months ago
9
9

Please raise the target, there is something good here. Africa has no place for a military dictorship.

+ Read More
Yemane Mitiku
27 months ago
9
9

Set the goal @100K and go to bed.

+ Read More
Tony Kirui
27 months ago
8
8

better change the target amount or it will close fast once target reached

+ Read More
Kim Gong
27 months ago
7
7

#OromoProtests «በዜጎች ላይ የሚደርሰው በደል ገፍቶ መጨረሻ ላይ እኔ ጋር መድረሱ አይቀርም። ለራሴ ጥሩ ነገር አለኝ። ጥሩ መኪና አለኝ፤ ጥሩ ቤት ውስጥ ነው የምኖረው። ሌላው ከቤቱ ተባሮ፣ ከመሬቱ ተፈናቅሎ፣ ውጪ እያደረ ዝናብ የሚዘንብበት ሕዝብ አለ። እኔ ብቻዬን ተመችቶኝ በድሎት የምኖረው ኑሮ አላስደሰተኝም። ከነፃነቴ ውጪ ሃብትም ሆነ ሌላ ነገር አያስደሰተኝም።» #FeyisaLelisa ለቪኦኤ

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Seid Muh
27 months ago
7
7

ፈይሳ ምርጥ የኢትዮጵያ ልጅ!!! ወርቅ ካመጡልን ከነ ሃይሌ ሆዳሞቹ በላይ ውጤጥትህን ለህዝብ ነጻነት ያበረከትክ ምርጥ የህዝብ ልጅ........

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Ramlaa Warfa
27 months ago
6
6

Somalia is with you Oromiya ❤️

+ Read More
Sane Adam Kabira
27 months ago
6
6

Raise the goal to 100k pleas lets continue to raise

+ Read More
Abraham Araya
27 months ago
4
4

I support the OromoProtests and Ethiopian Freedom Movement.

+ Read More
Ijoollee Baalee
27 months ago
3
3

We have go further to make history as an oromo . Fayye deserve double of what we have achieved so far...oromo keep it on let's the game keep rolling.

+ Read More
Samy Yohannes
27 months ago
3
3

Lelisa deserve more than a million dollars for what he did for Oromos in particular and Ethiopia in general. You made us proud and you remain an icon for Oromo struggle. Oromia shall be free! Down with tyranny and dictators!

+ Read More
Sherif Meyraz
27 months ago
3
3

Dr. Set the goal to 100K and go to bed. Insha'Allah we will explode

+ Read More
Na Tarkaanfachiifte Ellema Cimaa
27 months ago
3
3

Si jaalanna Feyisa kenna ati dhugumaan fayyisaa dha nu fayyiste fayyi If all our atlet stands like you the entire country can pull out this shit cancer and dictoter government! FEYYISA LELISA IS OUR HERO! LONG LIVE TO HIM! WE PROUD OF HIM!

+ Read More
Muleta Dh
27 months ago
3
3

Thank you for your solidarity. Love and respect! Proud of you brother.

+ Read More
Goshu Geleta Amenu
27 months ago
2
2

Thanks for you were our voice, much respect, #FeyisaLelisa

+ Read More
Temesgen Mengesha
27 months ago
2
2

You have set a high status and win a great victory for yourself in the history book and for our people in bringing their plight to international arena. As a ministry in the church I testify for your serene inner character, a quite but solid sense of right and wrong — not only to do good, but to be good. You embody the character that is willing to sacrifice self in the service of others, to live in obedience to some transcendent truth, to have a cohesive soul that honors Waqa and one’s own possibilities. Very much proud of you. God bless you, your family and the Oromo people Rev. Temesgen Dabsu

+ Read More
Dunis Amin
27 months ago
2
2

Proud of my Oromo people and proud to be Oromo!

+ Read More
Jaagamaa Diriirsaa
27 months ago
2
2

The 100,000 goal is going to be reached soon. Given the huge interest shown, it would be wise not to close the campaign, but to raise is further.

+ Read More
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