ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Joseph Kony is the brutal commander of the Lord's Resistance Army. For twenty years, he has captured child soldiers and forced them to terrorize the people of Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC.
100 million people have seen our "KONY 2012" video on YouTube and elsewhere. This prompted an unprecedented outcry from the world community: we have to stop Joseph Kony!
Unfortunately, after a heartwarming call to action, the world's governments have failed to deliver. The U.S. response was tepid, and though the African Union has committed 5,000 troops to tracking and bringing the man to justice, AU troops are not exactly known to be effective.
What's more, following the release of the "KONY 2012" video, we found ourselves the subject of much criticism online. In order to address these criticisms, we've decided to partner with Kickstriker, in order to launch a transparent, direct funding campaign with the goal of capturing Joseph Kony once and for all. If this project is successfully funded, 100% of your donation will go toward hiring private military contractors from Academi (formerly Blackwater), who will be immediately deployed to central Africa. Their mission: to capture Joseph Kony, dead or alive. To be clear, 100% of your donation will go toward the mission and none will be used for Invisible Children's general operating expenses.
Why should we wait for the grinding bureaucracy of the world's governments to capture Joseph Kony when we can do the job ourselves? Justice never sleeps, and neither should we. Please join us in supporting this historic mission--the world will be a better place for it.