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This Mum Used Social Media To Raise $150,000 For Charity In One Day

"I can't believe how much money we've raised... I've never raised any money before."

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Yesterday, Hall wrote on her Facebook about the plight of the girls at Kenyan charity Rafiki Mwema.

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"Rafiki Mwema is a charity that has created a safe house for young girls in Kenya who have been sexually abused and are in need of love, support and tenderness," she wrote."

"Some of these young survivors have been sexually abused to the point of needing surgery, some prostituted from the age of two (yep, you read that correctly two-years- old) some aren't able to communicate to anybody without covering their faces due to the shame they believe they have brought on themselves. "

Rafiki Mwema is a safe house built by the UK-based charity Play Kenya. It's primary focus is supporting very young girls who have been sexually abused in Kenya.

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Girls stay at the safe house for up to a year before the charity either finds them appropriate foster care or returns them home safe.


"We made $20,000 in three hours," wrote Hall, before later uploading a video when the fundraising goal of $75,000 was reached in less than eight hours.

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"I can't believe how much money we've raised... I've never raised any money before," said a tearful Hall.

"I'm just sitting here refreshing the page and I can't believe it. We're amazing."

Twenty-four hours after the initial call for help, over $150,000 had been raised - double the amount initially needed. Because of this, Rafiki Mwema are now building a second safe house for "the babies of the Rafiki family."

"There are no single words that can say what you guys have done for our special princesses," said Sarah Rosborg, the founder of Rafiki Mwema.

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"You will ensure that they are safe and loved with no fear of the horrors they have endured being repeated - you are the Queens of the universe!"

"You have raised so much that we can turn to the next stage of our dream of a therapeutic village - a safe, calm, responsive house where our new traumatised babies can join our family."

"The fear some of our babies arrive with pours from their tiny beaten little bodies. Babies of two, three and four-years-old whose injuries are deeper than the surgeries they have endured. Children who should be playing becoming the plaything of sick evil men. We have a dream and you have made it true."

"We want to build a small stepping stone our new girls can access before joining the safety of our therapeutic home, Rafiki Mwema."

"The dream of a small safe house where no more than 3 girls can stay - girls who arrive to us stinking of the fear they have endured; baby girls who are too afraid to even go into our therapeutic house because it is too loud and scary. A house where a very very special Aunty will meet the girls, give them love care and compassion until they feel able to join their sisters at Rafiki Mwema - a new house the Queen's built to allow the girls peace and love in a small environment - a stepping stone to their future. Small steps being held in the arms of our Rafiki Family."

BuzzFeed News has contacted Constance Hall for further statement.