My name is Stefan Jones and my partner's name is Tariro Mudarikiri
We decided to start AR RIHLA FOOD PROJECT as a way of helping those in greater need than ourselves.
We have personally experienced the effects of homelessness growing up, so we understand how it can trap an individual, making them feel inadequate, unequal and less of a human being.
These experiences have left us with deep scar’s this is why we are going to strive to reduce the strain of this kind of hardship.
I believe we can achieve this because our drive comes from a source of pain not from a financial standpoint but a deep-rooted level of real-life experience.
Our project supports the homeless 5 days per week, we serve over 200 people per week with hot food, drinks, clothes, sleeping bags, tents, backpacks and all the hygiene essentials needed to survive on the streets.
We also offer various sponsorships schemes:
- Winter set - woolly hat, scarf, gloves, socks and a sleeping bag - £11.54 per person
- Emergency backpack - which contains everything someone needs to sleep rough from a foam mat roller to protein shakes - £33.65 per person
We initially set a target at £1700 that we successfully achieve with the help of you guys.
This covered our weekly food and packaging expenses;
- Coffee and Tea
- Cups, aluminium containers, cutlery and tissues
As well as £1000 for sleeping bags, hats, scarves, and socks.
This dramatically changed 200+ homeless people's living conditions through the winter months.
As well as physical support we understand people also need mental support. Just being there to listen to them tell their story allows them to internalize it and allow us to help them find a way out. Having someone to talk to that understands is a very powerful thing that also gives people hope.
Ultimately, we aim to give support, offering a helping hand in rebuilding lives taking one step at a time.
We started a project call AR EMERGENCY FOOD PARCEL to support the community through the pandemic.
We have been able to support over 100 families with various essentials from tinned food to cloning products.
We take no salary All donations go on the project.
We can show proof of all costs if necessary.
We need your continued support to keep this project going. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the community.
Thank you for your time
We also run a Water Well Project in Africa Pakistan called AR WATER PROJECT
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