Please help my dear friend Sunday - URGENT!
$830 raised
111% of $750 goal
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16 Days left Ends Dec 28, 2017
My friend Sunday barely escaped death in Nigeria and endured a horrific journey by raft to Italy, where he is now forced to beg on the streets just to eat. I want to help him get a legal passport so that he may begin building a life.

This is for my 'little nephew' Sunday, who arrived in southern Italy over 3 years ago after being airlifted from the Mediterranean Sea. He, along with his 2 brothers, had to escape persecution by Boko Haram and set out (as tens of thousands now have) with men who were paid to provide them safe passage to Europe. They were walked for days across the desert with no water, kidnapped and beaten in Libya, and then forced into rubber rafts in the dead of night once their captors realized there was no more money extort from the families of these men. After a hellish few days at sea, storms destroyed the boats and they were all thrown into the water.

Both of Sunday's brothers drowned.

Sunday has since been housed in a refugee camp and given a monthly stipend of about $100/month, most of which he sends to his grandmother, partly to repay the loan she had to take out to bury his little girl. Yes, one year ago he received word that his only child had died.

Now that he finally has the paperwork to stay in Italy as a legal refugee he needs a passport which is very expensive. The catch is, when he received the paperwork he was turned out of the camp and lost his monthly allowance. Now he is begging on the streets just to eat, and there is literally no way he could possibly afford to apply for his legal documents without the help of strangers.

Sunday is all of 23 years old. 

Please help. Any amount is gratefully accepted!

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