Urgent Appeal: Reunite Amni and Ganat

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349083-african-girlMost pressingly we currently have a client who is trying to raise the money to bring her partner and infant child to join her here in Australia. They were separated due to their refugee experience.  We need $6,000 for the visa application fee.  As of the 1st of July, this fee will increase from just under $6,000 to $8,500 so we must act now.

Amni arrived in Australia in 2012, to be reunited with her mother and family. Amni is originally from Somalia, but spent many years in a Kenyan refugee camp. In order to travel to Australia, Amni was forced to leave behind her partner, Tacha, and their young daughter, Ganat.

Amni and Tacha are eligible to lodge a partner visa to reunite the family; this application will also include their daughter Ganat. In the last year, there have been two increases to the visa application fee; each time the fee has increased by several thousand dollars. Amni has been desperately saving money to be able to lodge. However, each time she is close to having enough money, the fees have increased again. We have been alerted to another massive government fee increase from 1 July 2015; the visa application charge will increase by another $2,800 to $8,585 to lodge the application.

Amni says she wants to do whatever it takes to bring Ganat and Tacha to be with her in Australia, but she feels she no longer has any ability to make this happen. Amni recently lost her job and is supporting Tacha and Ganat back in Kenya. Her daughter, Ganat, is suffering greatly with the length of time she has been separated from her mother.

Please help us raise the funds for Amni to lodge this visa prior to the next fee increase. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Help the Migration Aid Fund reunite this family. The deadline to donate is Sunday 28 June 2015 (so we know if we have the funds to cover the application fee).

Campaign Manager:

Anna Copeland
Director of Clinical Legal Programs
Supervising Solicitor and Migration Agent (SCALES)
T: (08) 9360 2980  F: (08) 9360 6996
a.copeland@murdoch.edu.au

Please note: the image included in this campaign is not of the client’s child as that cannot be shown for privacy reasons.

5 Days to Go

Goal-Thermometer-fullWE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!! Some very generous donations (from Joan and Norrie Copeland, Jo Goodie, Terri-ann White, Rosemary Webb, and Miriam McKenna in particular) have been a tremendous help to achieving our goal amount. But we extend our deepest gratitude to all 31 contributors.

We are now very proud to commence the process for Amni's visa 5 days before the deadline. The support of all contributors has changed her family's life forever.

Thank you.

- SCALES Community Legal Centre & the Lawfunder.Org team

9 Days to Go

We are almost there! Just 28% to go! A big thank you to Thomas and Kate Offer, Mary A Kenny, Luci Carey, Julia Copeland, and Colleen Clayden for their generous contributions.

Backers (32)

  1. Jo Pritchard 
    2 years ago
    $100
  2. Tamara Tulich 
    2 years ago
    $25
  3. Rhea Thomas 
    2 years ago
    $20
  4. joseph indaimo 
    2 years ago
    $50
  5. Catherine Kelly 
    2 years ago
    $50
  6. Sarah percy 
    2 years ago
    $25
  7. Liam Elphick 
    2 years ago
    $50
  8. Kate
    Thomas Offer 
    2 years ago
    $250
  9. Katherine Lewins 
    2 years ago
    $30
  10. Michele Sharp 
    2 years ago
    $100
  11. Kate
    Thomas Offer 
    2 years ago
    $50
  12. Carol Hoad 
    2 years ago
    $20
  13. Joan and Norrie Copeland 
    2 years ago
    $200
  14. Eloise Langoulant 
    2 years ago
    $20
  15. Matthew Zagor 
    2 years ago
    $35
  16. Jo Goodie 
    2 years ago
    $175
  17. Terri-ann White 
    2 years ago
    $100
  18. Kate van Doore 
    2 years ago
    $50
  19. Chris Johnston 
    2 years ago
    $50
  20. Rosemary Webb 
    2 years ago
    $80
  21. Andrea Callaghan 
    2 years ago
    $20
  22. Tomas Fitzgerald 
    2 years ago
    $25
  23. Sarah Meyerkort 
    2 years ago
    $50
  24. miriam mckenna 
    2 years ago
    $100
  25. Doita Datta 
    2 years ago
    $50
  26. Kate
    Thomas Offer 
    2 years ago
    $50
  27. Mary A Kenny 
    2 years ago
    $50
  28. Luci Carey 
    2 years ago
    $100
  29. Julia Copeland 
    2 years ago
    $100
  30. Colleen Clayden 
    2 years ago
    $200
  31. SCALES  
    2 years ago
    $2800
  32. Amni  
    2 years ago
    $1000

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