George Floyd's murder: GoFundMe raises over GHC58m for black man killed by police

George Floyd's murder: GoFundMe raises over GHC58m for black man killed by police

- As of Tuesday, June 2, George Floyd's GoFundMe has raised $10,113,200 (GHC58,321,317.53) in funds from 390,100 donors

- The target was $1.5 million (GHC8,650,276.50) but it was surpassed by donations that kept coming in

- The money raised will be used to support the family of the 46-year-old man that was killed in broad daylight by a white police officer

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A GoFundMe that was opened to raise money for George Floyd's funeral and to support his family has made $10,113,200 (GHC58,321,317.53) in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon, June 2.

According to Daily Mail, it is reportedly one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of money raised.

YEN.com.gh recall that the black 46-year-old man was killed by a white policeman who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

GoFundMe for George Floyd tops $10 MILLION

The money raised will be used to support the family of the 46-year-old man that was killed in broad daylight by a white police officer. Photo credit: Daily Mail
Source: UGC

GoFundMe for George Floyd raises N3.9 billion

Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd said his life was shattered after learning of his brother's death.

He said he and the family watched in horror how the video of his brother's killing made the rounds on social media.

Philonise said: "What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother's neck, obstructing his ability to breathe."

Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd's neck has been charged with murder.

This followed widespread protests over his death. George Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.

While protests continue, singer Madonna has paid tribute to the late Floyd with a dance video from his teenage son.

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that Mama Macho is rapidly gaining attention after shattering glass ceilings in a field that used to be considered a ‘man’s world.

The resilient widow did not only learn how to repair equipment but also employs men in her thriving business.

However, her journey to becoming owning a business was not free of painful obstacles, especially from people she once considered family.

Mama Macho ventured into her current business as an equipment repairer after her later hubby suggested that she change her hairdressing job to mechanical engineering to help the family business.

Her late husband, owner of a business that repaired faulty equipment, was a frequent traveller and he wanted someone he could trust to handle his committed clients any time he wasn’t around.

Mama Macho had to hang her own dreams to help build the family business full time after she

Ghanaian female accounting graduate and mushroom farmer recounts her experience | #Yencomgh

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