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Instagram Couple Slammed For Asking For $16,000 To Help Them Travel To Africa

Instagram Couple Slammed For Asking For $16,000 To Help Them Travel To Africa

Online fundraisers are a brilliant way for people to reach their dreams thanks to strangers all around the world.

Whether someone wants to create the next big product, needs the cash to help them with a medical bill or they're trying to give back to their community, most fundraisers come from a good place.

However there are always some that take the piss just a bit.

One German couple, who has racked up a decent following on Instagram, has realised the hard way that it's difficult to raise funds when people don't really believe in your mission or journey.

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Credit: AnotherBeautifulDay/Instagram
Credit: AnotherBeautifulDay/Instagram

Catalin Onc and his wife Elena Engelhardt are planning on cycling from Germany to Africa next month and they need to raise more than $16,000 for 'the bike and gear, food and accommodation, internet and SIM cards in every country to keep you up to date, insurance, emergencies'.

Why they've left it until the month before to raise a big sum of cash is beyond us. Writing on their GoFundMe, the couple said: "We want to take you all on this huge adventure.

"A celebration of life, as we ride freely across mountains, by the sea and through metropolitans. We will show the beauty of this planet and it's inhabitants, but also the ugliness.

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"But we can not do this on our own. We need you!"

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Unsurprisingly, they've been ripped to shreds by people who think they should get a job to make up the money.

"I am not giving up hard earn money to you. Get a job," wrote one person.

Credit: AnotherBeautifulDay/Instagram
Credit: AnotherBeautifulDay/Instagram
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A second added: "Naaaah I think I will give to someone who actually deserved money and doesn't sit on their lazy tattooed ass and expect handouts. Nice try though."

According to the Daily Telegraph, Cat's mum has been working two jobs to help fund their lifestyle, which includes trip to Indonesia, Italy, France, New Zealand, the UK, Nepal and Denmark.

"At this very moment, my mother is funding us, she works two jobs and has not much herself. We didn't ask her for money but she loves that she is able to help.

"Mom, I want you to know, that it is not only us but hundreds of others that benefit from your help." "Some will just tell us to get jobs, like everyone else and stop begging. But when you have the impact we do on others' life, getting a job is not an option.

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"We could model and make fast money, but we don't want to advertise consumerism. A normal job at this point would be detrimental."

They've managed to raise $130 after seven days.

Featured Image Credit: AnotherBeautifulDay/GoFundMe

Topics: Viral, Social Media, Community

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.