The Botswana Biker Society has been supporting a victim and survivor of physical abuse in Ramotswa close to Gaborone in Botswana.
Neo Pearl Motlhoki is broke, heartbroken and desperate for justice 10 years after she sustained third degree burns all over her body, inflicted by a jealous lover. She is being shunned by neighbours, fellow villagers and relatives as if she has a deadly contagious disease, because of her burn scars. Pearl has two children who are also affected by her condition.
Bikers for Mandela day and First for Women will join hands with the Botswana Biker Society to help Pearl. The roof of her house will be fixed, the house plastered and painted by bikers in 67 minutes and a small vegetable garden will be established to give them much needed food. In addition to a donation from the members of the Botswana Biker Society, First for Women provided the funds to have the supply of water to Pearl’s house reconnected.
Any bikers in the Gaborone area are welcome to come and assist us to paint Pearl’s house or plant seedlings in the vegetable garden. It is the first time Bikers for Mandela day will work on a project in a neighbouring country, and we hope to also inspire the people of other neighbouring countries to observe Mandela Day by reaching out to people in their own communities to help change the world. We hope awareness and reaching out to Pearl will also encourage others to support this family despite Pearl’s appearance.