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This world is a crazy place! Especially in the case of a young Kenyan man who was hacked in the face with a machete for defending an orphanage from a gang of thugs. 

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A few days ago, a Kenyan man named Omari was released from the hospital after recovering from injuries sustained while defending an orphanage from a band of roving thugs— by himself. They slashed him in the face with a machete, leaving him with a large wound that required stitches. After the incident, a founder of the Longonot Education Initiative appealed to community members of Reddit, asking for $2,000 so the orphanage could build a wall to protect them. A modest request for a worthy cause. So, how much did they raise for Omari and the orphanage?

The Reddit community raised more than $50,000 to help Omari and the children of the Faraja Orphanage in Ngong, Kenya. Holy balls. The internet can be pretty damn decent sometimes.

Thirty-five children between the ages of 2 and 17 currently live in the Faraja Orphanage, and they’re all cared for by Omari’s mother. She and the children raise chickens and vegetables for food, but they struggle to make ends meet. According to a representative of the Longonot Education Initiative, after the attack that left Omari disfigured, the children were afraid to reenter their home, afraid that people were still waiting inside to attack them. “Invasions” and attacks by roving gangs of thugs aren’t uncommon in Ngong, and Omari was fairly certain that the attack that injured him wouldn’t be the last. The representative promised that if the effort raised anything over $2,000, the group would use it to buy food and supplies for the kids.

Donations poured in, and within hours they’d surpassed their goal. But Redditors weren’t done yet. After 14 hours, they’d reached the final $50,000 figure, and it seems that donations haven’t stopped. Included in the orgy of giving was a $10,000 donation from Weebly, a company that allows users to create their own blogs and websites for free.

Omari was definitely extremely couragous and we are glad to see the internet help raise money for a good cause!