Kawthar from San Diego, CA

Rebuilding my life after torture. With a laptop, I can take classes & start my career

I sought asylum in the US after being persecuted as a journalist in my home country. A laptop will open doors for me as I build my new life.


Kawthar says, "Thank you!" Mar 27, 2015

Thank you so much to the all the donors that even donated just $1 to me. It means a lot and I like to tell everyone that your money will be an investment in human need because by the computer I am going to be able to study and do my homework. I will be able to be back on my feet and help other people in need. To be honest, when I published this need I had doubts about people helping me but when I received the news that this was funded, I was speechless. All of you made me speechless and full in my heart that there are people willing to help me. I think this will make our nation better and better and thank you so much again for all of you.



I am a giving person. I am determined and strong. I'm an active community person and try to help people as much as I can. I help homeless people by giving them food and clothes when I see them. Every Christmas since I came to the United States I have tried to do this. I am politically active.

I have two goals in my new life. My long term goal is to be a senator. My short term goal is to become independent again and find a new path in real estate investment.

I need a laptop in order to finish my studies in real estate investment, which I have recently begun.

Meeting this need will help me because I will become a successful person again and financially independent. I will be able to regain my health by working and will be able to help others even more.

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This need has been validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

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Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International (What does this mean?)

I have known Kawthar for approximately two years and have been providing her with mental health and case management services during that time. Kawthar was a highly successful journalist in her country and was tortured for her work. She came to the U.S. as an asylum seeker and was granted asylum. Through receiving services here, she has made great progress in moving towards self-sufficiency. She is a kindhearted woman who always thinks of others before herself, which is exemplified in her giving spirit to those who have less than her. Kawthar is now working towards her real estate license and taking courses to meet this goal. Despite unimaginable difficulties in her life, Kawthar has remained dedicated to moving forward and finding a path where she can help others. If she were to receive the support to purchase a laptop, she would have the means to complete her homework, study for her courses, and be a successful contributing member of her community.

About Tammy

My job title is Clinical Case Manager. I have been in this position since November 2012. My work involves meeting with clients, through a combination of office and home visits, to address their case management needs. I assess and provide appropriate referrals to clients’ basic needs such as… Read more