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Mojatu Foundation Newsletter 
Activity update, April 2021

Transforming communities by enabling them to amplify their voices
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Jambo from everyone at Mojatu Foundation!

This  issue focuses on celebrating the success of the Mojatu food bank, which after over a year of operation, is closing down. We want to show the amount of effort that has gone into the project, showcase the achievement of the food bank, and want to say how grateful we are for the immense support we have received from the community.

Working together as a community to support everyone is vital in getting through the pandemic. Whether you need support or would like to provide help, please look below for the links.

Follow Mojatu on our social media platforms (linked above), where we look to increase awareness around ongoing issues such as mental health, women's issues, FGM in addition to others.
For more support and guidance, please feel free to get in touch with us directly at any point through laura@mojatu.com
Mojatu Food Bank
That's it! After over a year, we are closing our food bank. We have delivered over 20,000 food parcels in total, with  organisations across the city supporting the work. The families that we have helped have been moved to another form of support, but we will still be there to support them if they need it, and will also be delivering hot meals for Ramadan.

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and all those involved for letting us help those in need.
Our Help
To safeguard privacy, we have changed the names of individuals.

Ayani

Ayani  (a mother who lost her job during the last lockdown) had this to say about Mojatu food bank project: ‘Such a big difference. My children and I have food security thanks to Mojatu food deliveries.’
Why did we start?
We had set up as a temporary food bank to help address the strain that Covid19 and lockdown brought to people as a lot of people in the community lost their jobs, therefore losing their source of income. One of our service users says ‘It can plug us in poverty’. This shows the dire situation that people are even with the beginning of the year. 

As a charity , we are really touched by the love shown by our service users, and it was what kept us motivated for this project.
Our Help
To safeguard privacy, we have changed the names of individuals.

Arrian
Arrian is a young man who has physical and mental problems. He reached out to us in the early hours of Tuesday morning seeking assistance for food supplies. Due to his disability he couldn’t be able to cook and hadn’t eaten for a while. He was concerned with his current condition that he couldn’t fend for himself and therefore reached out to us to get ready to cook food. He had Covid19 like symptoms and couldn’t leave the house to get food shopping due to his disability. We were able to refer him to a disability support program that was able to sort out his current situation.
Our Volunteers
We have been joined by over 50 volunteers & drivers that have made it possible for us to help so many people during the pandemic. We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has been involved  in volunteering over the past year, and to let them know they have made a real difference in helping the community.

Find out what some of our volunteers had to say in the video below, and subscribe to the Mojatu Foundation YouTube channel for more content!
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Our Help
To safeguard privacy, we have changed the names of individuals.

Trey
Trey is an older gentleman that has been affected by homelessness which affected his ability to get housing during the Covid19 Pandemic. He is currently living with one of our service users who raised alarm and concerns about his dire situation and the fact that he has limited resources and limited basic necessities. We were able to refer his case to a housing charity that will walk with him to
regain his independence and confidence in life.
Gallery
Here is a collection of images from throughout the time the food bank has been open:
Meals for Ramadan
Each week throughout Ramadan, we're providing 500 meals to help community members break their fasts. We're so grateful to all of our volunteer chefs, drivers, and organisers who help to make this happen each week!
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