Ramadan Feeding Opportunities
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Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah well Allah Allah He was Sufi or my wala Habad Santa Monica Rahmatullah.
Hamdulillah. yourself. We could Ohana and the villa. Okay. This is my brother, Shafiq Siddiq. He's the one with the face for radio. That's why he ended up on voc. There we go. And I had the face for behind the scenes. Yeah. And if I ended up here, we are actually not, we are not here for our own goals tonight, even though we have one. We are here for a cause that we should all be concerned about. A cause that I'm quite proud to be associated with, and was really started with Legion, some of whom had left this world before. Before seeing what this has grown into Subhanallah so we are here about Project man, EDA. If you haven't heard about them, I don't know where you've been.
Because they've been around in Cape Town for the last couple of years. And being really active throughout the park especially so in Ramadan, and it is headed up by more animals will fly by it. Can you perhaps give us a bit of background about stuff about something? Yes. Okay. Before I say clearly talking Yeah. And you're not even helping a person. Okay, I'm gonna ask you now you're gonna help me out now on the on the ad. And that poster? They say the
you know, assist us to make EAD special for X amount of families by laying a man either so from your knowledge choice most of which Islam is it safer boy, but it's a made Okay, that's a good question. So Amma EDA if you open up your Quran and you go to Surah number five,
Al Fatiha Al Baqarah
early on, and Nisa
EDA here we go all right Alma either as made as the name of the surah in the Quran, and it refers to the table spread what we refer to what we would call in Cape Town a Marang Marang you know, it's a marina Hmm, so in Cape Town we call it a maid and what is it it's a table sprayed with liquor stuff on the like, the type of stuff that you probably eat every night book app because Allah is really blessed you mashallah Alright, alright, I examine it Okay, so right so it was pretty you did ask me to assist you while I was what is a minor because you actually answered what I came to find out what project minor is about. Okay, and that's only one part of what they do is they eat food parcels.
Your hydrocone Parcel No. Oh, that's that very nice parcel. Look. All organizations give quite parcels. Yes, we must recognize it. But yeah,
I got these parcels and then I got biscuits also not mean. Why are they giving parcels do
behind the scenes? They feel sorry? Who's that fiddle? No, don't say that. No, people is gonna think it's true. It's not true. Yeah. So I got to see these actual parcels that they've decided to make for the day of Eid specifically, so it's a big parcel. And there's a lot of stuff in the back the idea and this is the intention. This parcel is for the day of Eid, right. It is not like a federal parcel that must sustain you for two weeks right? But it's a big parcel so obviously you have some stuff left However with this parcel box of biscuits as well. Nice. There's also other products I'm not going to mention that I'm not sure if Mollema Zophar will be mentioning it but with this
possible there was last year they will meet Beck's
and I thought to myself Melinda how how is this possible? I think it was 200 320 ran
parcel out speaking under correction with amount
X amount per parcel, including box of biscuits. I didn't know about the meat back.
And when I was I was called in you know we can get into that with Malema and as to how I got involved. I got a shock to see a liquor meet possible Yeah. Now what what makes me happy about that is the the fact that this is a lot of thought being put into this and it's it's quality, it's really quality. And that's that's important for me. I don't generally get involved in charity organizations besides the one that I'm happened to be working for at the time. So what I do find is that it's always full of Baraka when this quality going into it, but we've been speaking with Marlena solfa let us bring her on. And she can also be on the show. She's also behind the scenes and so she can
give us a better idea of a who exactly and what exactly is project Merida. My name is OLFA cinematic rahmatullah wa barakato Welcome salovaara Hello Rika to does a deep breath
Yes, yes, yes. I just wanted to say I saw her face for the first time the other night. So I was like, oh, okay, so that's not for us. But I must say the first time you have been I must say Melinda. It sounds just like you. Like if I didn't see the feet of the face, I would have thought it was used for Hannover, I used to really have a liking for you monument Oh faced a good person
how's it Ramadan been lost for Alhamdulillah just going too quickly. So behind almost over game,
we all accept although all our deeds, tell us about Project man either Subhan Allah.
Sure. Project my project minor, as you all know, started with four families, and this year, inshallah we're hoping to assist 3000 families. But at the same time, I mean, I'll accept at the same time project minder, you know, was born from, I would say,
a passion within myself, because of situations that I experienced myself, you know, we all go through life's I like to call it I don't like to call it a test. This sounds so negative, I like to call it you know, like a squeeze a life squeeze for lack of a better way of putting it. So we all go through the, you know, those difficult patches and squeezes in life. And subhanAllah I'm having experienced, you know, some of these squeezes, and having experienced, you know, situations where maybe there was
a lack of resources on our side, or maybe, you know, what did they call it decreasing wealth, we experienced certain things. And then at certain instances, we found ourselves as a family in the very situation that a lot of these families currently find themselves in. So I think this made me even more passionate to do it because I can tell you firsthand that I know what it is to not have food in my house, I know what it is to not be able to pay my rent, I know what it is to not be able to, you know, pay my child school fees, which are hamdulillah is I think, a little bit of everything that we do now. Initially, we just started with eat parcels. Now we have here Rob it's
it's just 100 has grown, you know, it's grown momentously Hamdulillah. And at this point, we have a few campaigns. So we have a sponsor student, we have light up a home we have feed your neighbor, feed the family assisted community, share half your date, and then now currently Adopt a Family for eat. So
all of these programs obviously have different times of the year that it runs. But majority of it runs throughout the year the only two would be the share half your date which is in Ramadan. And then obviously adoptive family for Eid which is also in Ramadan for specifically for Eid inshallah Malinois before before we go any further, normally, they do this at the end of the program, but I think it's important to express our gratitude, may Allah bless you and reward you for the good for the community.
So, so often in our community, amazing people such as yourself, you do these work, you do these good things, this works behind the scenes, as we joked about earlier on materiality is that
it's behind the scenes with the real work takes place. And you really are blessed to be put in the forefront of this project. May Allah bless you and
I Hamdulillah I cannot do it without an amazing team. I have an amazing team, who tirelessly you know, assist all of the time. And you mentioned someone earlier in passing, you know, Subhan Allah was just telling
Bhutanese wife the other day that I'm this this is the time of the year that I miss him so much, because, you know, he was a pivotal part of Project minder, we pray Allah grant him the highest place in Jana
walima project, Maya is run by a few individuals. Now that was rallying because it's not very often that you find an organization that is
90% I would say, run by ladies.
You've got challenges as well. Now. Yeah. Tell us a bit about that. Sure. Challenges, but
challenges by way of obviously, finances. Right, fine. I think this is one of the biggest challenges that we have. And I think this is something that all organizations experience.
It's, you know, on a monthly basis, not knowing are we gonna make it this month, you know, so you put out your flyers you put out your your feelers you know
though and I have the law minus two minus, it's not always the same. Sometimes we make the target sometimes we don't make our target. What is ajeeb? Is the fact that just when you think you're not making the target, then our sins is friends.
achieve is like, amazing.
change people with the lingo. No, no, no, I don't. If I have people like yourself and myeloma sofa, I can just watch what is the meaning of this.
So you got a couple of projects going like many other organizations, but your times that we need to concentrate on one. And this is the time that you have put the play out the and ask you the community to come on board because it is now time for each month of Ramadan is on its own, they have ie to separate. And very often, very often, I never looked at it either as being a separate day to Ramadan I never ever did. Until I was fortunate enough for hunger, I heard quite a bit from Alana, and other olumba With regards to
Why stop on the 30th day or 30th night of Ramadan. With your good.
You continue on the day of Eid and you will be so blessed as well. So we always focus on ourselves as CRIF carried
from me, because that's what that's not what we you know, carry
food and delicacies that we don't generally eat for 30 days. So 100 year we have project Majda that concentrate on the day of Eid. Take us through your parcels and what is with that box of biscuits, man? Sure.
So the idea was with the, like I say, you know, a lot of it has got to do with personal experience. So having gone through, you know, eat, where you were basically thinking, yeah, Rob, you know, where's the meal gonna come from, you know, what we're going to eat for the day of
baskets wasn't even something that you could think of. Because if you don't have money for food, where you're going to get before baskets, you know,
just once you can and I know you did ask how are we going to actually do this more than if somebody speaks too much? And how are we going to Okay?
It's not you. Just, I want to touch on what you just said now, before, I don't think I don't think what I'm gonna say is gonna be rude.
We started slightly shy.
I got a voice note from someone.
And it went as follows the person on that sent a voice note to person A, we sent it to me.
All that person could do was cry.
Because they haven't eaten for a few days to South his wife and kids.
They haven't eaten. What they did was in turn, they sent a message to a call center, a call center that is there to sell, um, that basically is the business line for to order food. They took a screenshot and sent it to the boss. He in turn sent one of his travels with some food to this house, got the address and everything is legit or Hamdulillah. But I tell you the amount of emotions that that person went through. Now I'm thinking while
we are trying to assess people for the day of Eid,
the amount of people out there we we would like to preserve the dignity just as they would like to preserve their own dignity. There was a Father that sent a voicemail crying. Few days later, you could give his family something to eat safe. If our listeners are kindly tuning shade as we got views so
others can see us. You can just say listeners, you said we'd be on the radio and we band on my camera. Okay, viewers, listeners.
If you've ever in your life received a voice note where you find the Emir of the house crying,
crying then get on board for this project morph and it's as needed to share that because you're speaking about
the program and you're making a personal cry even less this is this is something that you know, I experienced so much, you know, fathers phoning and saying anima Arctic Monkeys SQL for the for the for a brunette femininity of regret, you know, people phoning Um, the other night I was in a meeting and someone messaged me and while it might only have two units left, can you please buy me electricity? You know, and I handed out both electricity and this person was crying so much because you know, a homeland i can
I can cook a meal for my family, you know, so things that we take for granted
as family, your child going to school and not having school fees, and now the child can go to school and you know, however you want to put it the parents saying, well, I need my mechanics kind of school to hand me my hand left, okay, give me you know, it can it can look a fool and for the school to see. So it's difficult. It's very difficult and like I say, I remember a time when I was going through it myself. And really Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah open the hearts, you know, open our hearts and the hearts of the listeners and the viewers to assist you know, these families. Inshallah. I mean, I just want to
bring us into focus here like this, the situation on the ground is serious.
People, people don't have the daily needs. People go to bed at night,
finding creative ways to make the children sleep. Because the children are hungry.
Our children, sometimes we have to beg them to eat.
to think that that's the situation of our neighbors. We were in Phuket the other day within a Youth Foundation. And we were distributing parcels, the UN in Phuket, when you think of bootcamp, you think of lack of fairly posh, quiet area. Yeah. I mean, if you watch the news, you would imagine, but that's how we think. Yes. And these like, like, property fatter in boo gap. Yeah, we the situation is like Dire Straits man.
Melinda is speaking about bootcamp. And it's a great area. But I know, I know someone personally.
is a religious leader in Cape Town.
And it's, there's nothing
absolutely nothing. It is one of our religious leaders in case.
Again, I interjected an acid, it's a quiet area. That's how we think many people out there we think we think the same, can't blame us. Society is basically your mold more molded us like,
but here I'm sitting and I'm listening to this
And all you can think is, why must I now have and this person doesn't.
And that project might. That was the motivation about, you know, the initial setup was the start, you know, why must I have on my table for eat, but somebody else doesn't, you know, SubhanAllah. And again, at this, I remember one day walking in picking Bay, I had 200 grand in my hand, the next day is eat this 200 that I must reach, right? So I'm a spy, so many stuff, and I've got to do and then I walk in the door as I walk in easier, Rob, make this money stretch, only you can make them any stretch. So I'll walk in. First, I'll second out. Immediately when I walk into the second eldest, this woman stops me she asked me what's your name? My name is Sophia. She says how many kids do you
have for kids? Okay, for at the time I five now.
So she says to me, as she puts money in my hand, she says this is for the children. She says I've always wanted a lot of kids, but I'm only gave me two. So because you have four, I'm giving you this money, you buy them something. And I think, you know, this is a good test that we didn't I mean, when someone puts money in your hand, it's like a 20 rotated by the shoulder tweets. And I walk in, I tell my husband, you know what, I'm gonna first check what is this man? And subhanAllah this woman put it 200 Ranima in my hand, and I searched that place for this woman and I'm going to an austere, why did you give me this finding? And she said to me, you know, I walked in today and I said, Yeah,
Allah, I want to give this money to someone. You show me who I must give it to. And she says when you walked into the aisle, Allah showed me that I had to give it to you. And I was like, Yeah, Allah I sobbed so profusely, because how did she know? So Subhanallah this is, this is hard work, but it's it's hard work. I like to tell my students it's hard to work. Because, you know, you get involved with these families. You get to know who they are you get to know their personal situations. And it's a it's it's just it's ajeeb mashallah, which I was that the walima
those watching those watching Can you can you can see this link, you just have to go to the share button and then copy it and paste it in your whatsapp broadcast lists that you send your Joomla Mubarak messages to, and then that should insha Allah
get the message out there because we want everybody to be aware of what's happening in our communities and we also want to invite them to participate.
How can we help? Like like really? How can we help
that's Ramadan Our hearts are open.
Our Our hearts are open our souls are ready to do good because we've been pumped with goodness with this whole month. Now. Now now in the artist soft now we must act right. So how do we help
Subhanallah since the beginning of I think it was since before Ramadan, we started obviously with the campaign.
We are actually currently on 822 parcels 822. So Shafiq has been sharing our numbers and whatever and I think it was Monday Shafiq when it was still in about 200 and something.
wasn't my day. Yes, yes, it was
240 something or whatever.
And subhanAllah we had a radio program the other day and someone heard, you know, the program, and the owner of Devlin. HyperX just calls me up. And he says to me, there's 250 parcels for you. I was like, Yeah, how did this work? So I handled that update. And then we this particular campaign for EAD, we collaborate with machine bannenberg And dharana him so we shouldn't bannenberg Also, you know, someone just gave them a huge push and so I Hamdulillah we are on 822 parcels now. So just make dua just to add that we can reach that 3000 evening. I mean, I mean, like
no one of the monument that your guests know them, they must click on the link.
Oh, didn't they click on the link? They're supposed to. Oh, my word coming to this body. Yeah.
I'm thinking now. You'll be going on for long and nobody's coming on? Yes.
Okay, so while we're waiting on other viewer, here we go.
So Melinda, what I did, and I think I only did this because it's a simple way of contributing of helping.
So you take your contactless unit 430 euro and Mollema now 430
and 430 D buyers traffic you must say What advise what is the fourth eBUY the box of Vickery says all are interested.
And and the parcel and Andreani rice and biryani rice
you like to eat? Well? No. Yeah. So 430 ran to those that's currently watching for 30 Get in frenzy. Awesome for 43 That's all you do. If they ask you what is for you tell him this 43 Ron is going to feed a family on the day of Eid. I mean, if someone was telling me that, I'm gonna say no yes 86 ran free to families but 10 people 43 And that's all you want. You can only buy 1.9 liters of diesel
see by any not much electricity, the idea is to get people to take what they have split that up.
I only have 100 grand you can assist three organizations with your undergrad.
But that little bit that 33 Then that you've given of your other than
you will be so blessed because you're feeding a family of at least six to seven people.
So Hannah law likes if I'm gonna bring one of our guests online
we've got sister file de la and I'm gonna lead my animals over tell us more about de la
I'm gonna ask you
I default dealer if you can kind of get yourself a period earphones as well help our listeners were able to you better because we can't hear you nicely at the moment. So if you have one of these earphones we can give us
either otherwise it's gonna add noise on the
I don't want to let it go. In the meantime, I've got SR unsavoury as well. And Safa you are this
default dealers got got their headphones
yes, so Auntie Val de la lives in the toughest of area. We were introduced by Amina from I deserve it. And so she's recently been in stated as a as an agent of project model Hamdulillah. So she basically has her own NPO that she runs, and she's tirelessly working in her community to assist her community. So I'm gonna told me about the amazing work that she's doing in our community and hamdulillah just recently, we received from a private sponsor 1500 Ramadan parcels, so I'm happy that we were able to assist her for her community by giving them 100 parcels, and then she now basically goes out into her community or wherever she personally knows of, you know, people that are
in situations where they need food and so forth. And so she delivered our parcels for us and handled it. So yes, your concerns about ILA
I have Delaila Can you tell us about the experience the other day? Oh, it was very overwhelming is when I came to you like I said when the before I came there I said to me No, I'm not gonna go because there's a lot of promises people make and then doesn't
and then she said now called Miss Molly mess, we'll find a new speak to her and then I came and remotely message yours, you can just load the parcels and 100 I didn't know what to do. And I went to each and everybody that knows that need our assistance and the parcels was just growing instead of just getting this it's like it's it's growing and I didn't know what to do anymore. But 100 It was so overwhelming. And I said Sugarland to project my therefore, reinstating me and taking my being a recipient from Project NIDA and b Take my recipients on being part of your project. I should have everybody being the sponsors of project my
legs. I mean,
I mean, I mean, and and your recipients, you know, Heinola, what was the reactions? Oh, it was like, like a foot beam. It's like, Is it really because last year, I said, and this year it was and it couldn't, because the sugar that came even with the meat, they couldn't take the ice off because it was they could have meal for that week, there was meat for each and everything. And it was just amazing, truly amazing.
Sister for de la, I just want to mention something that you said with regards to the people. You have told him, you're gonna get some parcels or all of a sudden project milder pitched up Quora, 100 parcels. But let's look at the flip side of this one. And this is how I feel how Cape Town can specifically Cape Town can change the mindset by
Yes, it's it's project made and others and we try to assist with the day that that we don't have to give the faces of that people. The disappointment in that people is beyond our imagination. If you haven't been in it, you won't know. This is the time that I say, You know what?
Monica Pratt fan? Ya visa learn what bottle a genie? Get on board and do something. Get up and do something. Don't talk about and and always criticize other people. So the disappointment in the face is yours have a handle? Amala I think we only see the children are censored. No, I'm not quite what it means.
Because of Mensa, they just say the bed. No, it's not our people are beautiful. They're wonderful. I haven't loved all of them. Sometimes not all of them. When when we're not doing podcasts and advertising, they slipping.
My appeal to everybody out this. Let's just do that this little bit.
Because that disappointment that it was created or given on the day. You could be the person that is taken away. Now definitely, I think I think it's important that we get on board, as you can hear our case on a case. You know, as she that beautiful story. And there are so many more. This is just one, you know that is sort of been requested. But not anymore. Again, give us give us an idea of how our viewers can get involved like those right now watching and with us in this program. They are asking themselves the question and looking at what can I do? Right? Because they know that they can make a difference but tell them how can they make a difference? Yeah.
At this point in time, Elena Hamdulillah. We have a connection with a very, very good supplier.
So they package everything for us right? Because people have been asking me when did you packing? So I have the love we don't pack it is packed for us you know, how do they say work smart and not hard. So it is packed for us and hamdulillah
everything basically gets packaged and just delivered to our door. So what we need is the funds to purchase everything okay this is our most important need at this moment in time. So that is why the the 450 then so the 430 then purchases everything your parcel your biscuits and your Brianna rice Insha Allah, masha Allah how can people donate
well via our banking accounts, I have many law we can you seen that that banking account
just in a separate text message
then I can just copy it and put it up onto the screen but not not on a poster or anything just as
Alima does that No, you need to do work also because she just said
it's let's say someone I come to Auntie Fabiola. Yes, the largest Yes. Your words of encouragement
to people out there to actually just support this project. Inshallah Yes, I'd like I said when I ever I do my project on my own and I will tell the people you're five and I'll just ask five read because the five rank and buy a blade at ShopRite a fibrin buys your pads at four. So you'll fibrin adds up petrologic Maija. Your for under 30 Then can feed a family and its age and she she will little bit Sharing is caring. So give your little that little extra. You can just put this into and you can easily feed somebody for Eid Sharla. I mean, she can Fabiola May Allah bless you always nice meeting
she sugar and so much
more. Can we do ancestor Amina
next minute legal assistant and soft naughty. This is the unsavoury was here and she's again Chela. No problem, Elena.
You already said.
I heard. I mean, I heard you. Why would you involve yourself?
Like who? Okay, so,
you know, last week we did 24 hours in the life of traffic Siddiq. And I tried to get project mine on board, but I love it.
So the idea was, can you see it is gonna pull me out of the mosque. So I was scared of you
can do that. Any muscles? Yes. I'm gonna bring since the
idea. The idea was to show the collaboration of how organizations, communities, even our radio stations and people within our communities, they collaborate, and they do things together. It's not for showing name and fame. It's all about
I'm gonna be the I'm gonna try to help. Even if it's all good here. Try to help. Yes, that's basically how Yes, so don't come scale you.
Okay, forgive him.
We all have to see the sights gap and you
love it. I love it.
Okay, she's the m&s And I'm
Oh, come last late. So I think I'm fine.
walima will tell us a bit about Sr. amylase involvement.
So SR Armineh. Yeah. Rob. She's a student of mine at Palmer. And we just got to chatting obviously one day about what it is that she does and she does amazing work in the community. So her organization's name is I deserve it. So they Yeah Rob what what don't you people do Amina?
They have the finger deviled everywhere you know. And what what drew me to Amina was a passion, you know, a passion to assist. And so when I needed help, she was the first person I went to so she assisted me Do they just see and explain to me what I needed to do. Because I was new to all of this. Right? So I needed I needed expert advice.
So she was an expert that assisted me and so so behind the life I have ideas I think our minds work like also. So sometimes 12 o'clock one o'clock in the morning we texting each other today. I did this yesterday. No tomorrow. We kind of do
yes, yes yes always always. So basically just assisting each others for Hannover but at the same time, you know, I mean, I introduced me to markets you know, and the importance of getting our name you know, out in the community for the community to know what it is that we are doing. So before I didn't know any of this, So alhamdulillah Amina introduced me to all of that and then also introduced me to some of the agents like Musa Morrison he's one of our agents which I'm gonna introduce me to him and then all scientific de la I'm gonna introduce me to and develop the law because you know, she is also on the ground you know working with people so she basically
hamdulillah pointed me in the right direction
we, Milena is Molina is
oh I think Paulina
I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. Amina. So this is one that you shared. Shafiq City Kitchen brothers. No, I didn't know the brothers at
Villa. I know
early life because now you know, America owes me biryani now you
you got all your wishes on the phone
every day or you might really
she owes me money but I will forgive because the
money a family does she told him well my shoulder last
week we gave you activity so that must cancel it out. And Marlena Mollema cannula. Don't don't come now. There's no we can't differentiate between.
Okay, no problem. Yeah, I mean, I met at
the outside broadcast that I deserve an ad with VoiceOver.
And you can see him unfortunately can't see with volumising but with me you can see a passion and she spoke liquor about Project mide that's all I can say. Okay.
You guys do you do great work, but also your team that you have Yeah, your team needs to buy into your brand and they need to buy into the project that you're doing and I think that for number one is the biggest obstacle were you concerned? Is my team going to actually support me with us?
are you referring to Mikey or project murder your team, which includes with your it's your experience that you shared with Mollema
so if I can just restart South Amlogic Malema five years ago, I just reminded earlier, I think I'm fully covered. I did firstly twice because I failed. I think I did I felt you didn't fail.
You were just really busy. You were just very busy. Remember? No I think that was my year my head and America and
so meeting walima why I was drawn to project minder was the consistency was the fact that it was not just about Ramadan. It was not just about you know football for the month pat myself on the back and and I move you build a relationship with the community building relationship with all the people that you work with the people you know, like, I mean, I introduce you to from data loss that you have been working for data for many years. We at Arizona we try not to do food we can I mean I started food and then you inundated with calls I mean you're going through that at the moment and for us it was okay.
It was we could see you umbrella that you forming we could see that you know what project minder is into feeding project Midas into consistent feeding it was not just about one time in in the month or it was all year round. So Hannah, I mean, we did magic news together with similar Suraj and I saw other than these pictures you were there again. You know so that means consistency and that's important to us. So So forming the right links and the right channels for us introducing me to massage or introducing you can read I think is organized if
you will, they work on the ground. They know exactly where the people I cannot go to Taco soup with my partner foods and I must just add Malema. We get
civic brothers, we get
Cool all the time with people that wanted to like true so this is the thing people ask us Do you know where I can take food in fact okay this last city definitely skeptical we get a lot of people we want to eat the food or we want to take it somewhere safe
no come on. So this is a such a thing to face with now, as the wind form ending with someone that does it all the time.
You understand why not lift right, it might get to a level with they are the the group because you're working out agents that works in committee that work that people. So we are very fortunate. I'm very fortunate. I think Allah has brought us together.
I said, I think this is the next project you should do.
Now we're gonna keep it a secret. We can mention it insha Allah because who knows there's someone maybe with a wholesaler that's looking for a place to give it a spin. Yes. So anyway, we're coming out I'm doing my master's in philosophy in inclusive innovation, which is so lovely NGOs and how I was works at the moment I'm doing consistence and we are food systems is that the shortage of food, the wastage of food? What happens in real world retailers? We did affect the food. And the biggest thing that came up is food bank. So I will say to Oliver, like, oh my god, I took a lot of photos of the article and I'm saying you need to do this. We don't have a food bank in Cape Town. We have a
clothing bank, but we don't have food bank and the Food Bank and I've seen that like I Googled how to start a food bank. That's how so that's our relationship for the last five years. Right this is
and so we're still doing research I'm still doing a lot of reading on it. And I will speak to some of my colleagues at UCT about it on how I can pick mine up pick it forward and tactics I think this is you need someone I even spoke to sons of about a picket signs up above you know what if you saw during Easter now the prices of fish oil and the prices of Easter was unspeakable and our prices higher overall I think it was
always Ramadan time. So a food was actually
my end is
one of the good projects the night
before and give me more for interjecting here but I'm gonna use it Oh,
everything is linked again. You know, the most important thing that you actually touched on was
if you link yourself to an organization like project made, you can make them stronger. It's not that they're going to shine out more than anyone else. But they can then reinforce themselves better and bigger and they can go into the safe for areas that we possibly a lot don't see. However, I'm gonna do Barbara cognomen
chronicle bases color, we need to get you
your focal point that you said was
uplift an organization that has done the groundwork?
It is so much easier. Your recognition will be the in the sight of all
the children to you. I will will meet one day with my plate of Brianne Inshallah, ideally, I mean, I mean, I also ordered the biryani so I don't know who made it and I'm interested in the Uber and I think he does a good mix to either eat marketed with the boomers so alcohol is a nice the
very okay, okay, since it was cut lunch, if any Puasa ended up Amina Yeah, no just I'm gonna give you a bucket lunchtime what you do with it? It's
so much Amina. I don't know Malia but the was it seems to be going over there was like his echo from your your feed but I will. Okay, fine. Okay, okay. So I've got the bank put it up. But these two accounts must put up this account or the other account. So look, the project by the NPC account that's the main account inshallah. So that's someone that's on now. Yes. Please share everyone if you're watching this.
Others your family members, they're all laying me awake in bed, worrying about tomorrow.
Share it to them telling them ask me what they're gonna share. At the end the answer was certainly is she back
one comes Hello.
How are you aunty
Marlon was over now introduce at the end southwest inshallah so at the end soft this is the Sadiq brothers do you know this addict brothers Molina earshot and Shafiq Siddiq inshallah
very well I follow him on
Masha Allah, Masha.
yes the sound went away
I think it said was the title nine
Oh, okay. Okay. Yeah, so I didn't dance officer is a direct human Malina. She's a graduate Nashoba Vishal Sharma so
yes go ahead. No, no, no, no no. I was I was going to ask how is NTN soft involved in the organization?
Yes, hi Angela dancer Can you can you maybe share that with us inshallah.
I'm Ashley agent for Pratik NIDA
Atlantis community secret agent
I'm just seeing what you see what I have to put up with stuck at the mouth you carry on you carry on. Like I'm an agent. Yeah.
Firstly, are we
for for lionesses, platform and
shoe project my that it's been I think three years the idea was wider.
And yes, Project Media has helped this community of Atlantis a lot. I think project Miner is one of the first people that has really come into the community
to serve the community
I mean they make the food at the house they bring it to Bucky bikinis and a pour
out in different areas and like Marina said
not so what did the lady say? That's a quiet areas not so dangerous areas. But everybody is dangerous and
you know the people know us already in the pull up with our packaged
and Matthew has been to quite some of the areas with me what you should have hamdulillah
for sure. So one of the places we went to Molinar one of the places we went to it was very scary and on this particular day a casper pulls up and like I think 20 Guys and
I immediately becomes good I'm like at Del Sol but an
activity I can be and so as I was here to attend Regina to mA estimates a ye and we like getting ready already because maybe we must duck or something because
the lady gets to cheese now we just here with a shooting a video as for British TV and
we're talking to die
British TV double oh seven yeah
so they were like well done well done, you know keep up the good work eventually we ended up giving them acne as well.
Your your advice to our viewership those watching right now. Your appeal to them?
Yes, my appeal will be to urge the community to, to give to protect my EDA so that they can give to us. I mean, we have a six majorities in our area. We have 1012 teachers. And I mean those families. They was just so blessed last year, the year before what was eight parcels and they stopped talking about it. They still talking about the E parcels because they've never ever gotten an E parcel like projectm idea.
And that is I mean that is the feeling. I mean when when the old lady says you know may Allah Allah blesses us because of the project man
putting on the table what they will put on the outside on it and that is that is what
we want everybody to have and it was filled with the tables with everything that project magic is everything up to your your chips your Slammer cheese your boxes everything
you know and
project manager came out the first of January we had a lunch
because at the end of the day those are the teachers at this learning are mixed on the next album
so 100 Allah I can't think logic margin Allah taco for this for what they're doing for for.
For Atlantis community, as I say project might be dealt with one of the first
people that is coming out regularly to us with food with parcels. Often what do we need is our teachers. Okay.
So um, yeah
sure. Do you think? Oh, you know, I Mollema Zumba I mentioned the fact of how people can actually see this is the behind the scenes that we're speaking about. This is all the collaboration of different communities. This is Atlantis and Cape Town. If I must go to Atlantis, I need PCOS. As for people of length is don't think that way when they come to
know that. For them. It's just a quick journey. However, I speak from experience and I know exactly what and the unsavoury is talking about. I've got people in Friedenberg that donate to my project that Annika
check Google Google says most
people in Friedenberg that donates towards my cooking project project for eat
potatoes, so I know what it feels like to be part of two different suburbs I would say and kept getting into one. You also mentioned on the unsolved the fact that you've got six mattresses and to have teachers to a handler if we in Cape Town can wake up and see this. That education is continuing. Then then we have to really need a lot of coffee Mallanna Yeah, because you were complaining of so much but I'll handle it and serve you bless our hunger you keep on making dua for us and project wide. And yeah, invite us over one day to come and check things out in Atlantis. We would love to read this Yeah, I think the people they never come into our area. I don't know why. I
mean I drive every Monday morning
why don't my How can you involve this dude? I'm really I'm still
on the podcast. You know what I'm walima.
Look at the direction that
project miter has gone. The tree. The branches is just flying all over. So all you asking for is someone to reach out to one of the branches. And that's all you're doing. We look at the Hanif Alma Holmes have a handle on what that guy did.
Your yo no one in Cape Town and we can all be a testament to this even Allah ma no one in Cape Town 2345 people together could do what that guy did. And you know, we will please in our communities will definitely he would go to Atlantis like if he if he gets if he gets noodles now. He takes it now. Then I tell him with the honey factor to indigenous standard means would it? Then he goes through to Atlantis to take the noodles. Then tomorrow someone gives potato and onions and I said with the Hanif
Jeff Stanny it then he goes again. And it used to happen down like this all the time. And he was always for lack of a better way of putting it was always looking for something for someone. If it wasn't electricity for someone then it was rent for another one. And it's behind the law and he would speak to you early ease was was always super awesome. Vaikunta was Vic javma
I've said many things about the hanifin we've had that many
Online progressive it Matt, I just wanted to add, like thinking about the military spectively in light of what you're saying
he was the single most
contributing productive member of society that I ever knew.
said specifically like that because he wasn't an alum, he didn't. He didn't pretend to be an alum. He wasn't claiming any particular type of authority or position or rank or anything. He was just this uncle that is doing amazing work.
And putting his his money, and his time and his family and his wealth and everything at the disposal of Islam, purely for the sake of Allah achieve.
Definitely do stated to somebody, Hey, and is
raking it in Malena is working. I mean, currently, currently, the mosque is being built in Drayton, right, which is something that we've started and
how he tirelessly worked to for that also any didn't stop and why he wanted them to have a place to go to worship. And I mean, that's how it started. And and knowing him on a Friday, and this man wasn't tired, man, you know, you would come through from Fernando and he would say
he didn't worry Malena he didn't worry and I mean, just before he passed away, he still went to a test to Atlantis that was our last trip we did together. And subhanAllah he was just use words to be was always absorbed. That wasn't AMCAP manuals and
you know and Jenna Camus resta hollows, Lincoln notes, Mac and hundreds Lika Platt over those who do not be aware. Oh, you know, dunya
And Jana Kondo says, Where did you end up with
daddy? Yeah, that's exactly what
it is the day that Allah takes him away.
And that was that was his philosophy. That was interesting. You know, we can raise when we get there, but the juniors who are working in engineers are working Heinola Alexei from us. I mean,
I place in Jana. I mean, we knew what
I want to bring on, brother Musab, we actually wanted him on earlier and then
he's no problem. Now.
So Brother Musa, also made through Amina, but at the Musa is his own NPO I don't I don't know how he terms. But it's the Tonry Institute. So he tirelessly works in The Woodlands community, and for handler him and his wife. And they basically, you know, try to assist the neighbors try to assist, you know, just anyone in the community that needs assistance. So we got to chatting I think it was him and one of our directors got to chatting at one of the IDs of markets. And then they told me about the amazing work that he's doing in his community. And then I went out to go and see him and that is how we started chatting. And then before we knew what is the MathML anymore if rather Musa
isn't working, maybe you should just go out and come back in because nominally Malema gonna introduce you and then
tell us more about him in the meantime. So basically, we normally go to him and we will distribute you know, whether it is acne or noodles or whatever the case may be.
But as well as starting a soup kitchen in woodlands, because look, this is this was the whole thing that we need to grow, right, we need to help. And my thing is bahala Molina project Midas based on the Hadith. And I'll say it in English that for as long as the slave is in assistance of another slave, Allah will be in that slaves and systems SubhanAllah. And so with this, we will love to help other organizations because by helping them, Allah will assist us.
So this is why, you know, when we saw Musab and we saw his passion, it was a no brainer, you know, to just collaborate and do something in The Woodlands area. So passion, no passion. Yeah, passion.
So yes, so basically,
I'm so sorry, I didn't get you something.
Medina so basically
no study YouTube Shafiq definitely obviously both of you
so, so we started this with kitchen right provided you know the gas tank and the gas burners and apart and so forth and just like that they started cooking but obviously they need ingredients to cook we don't always have the funds to buy ingredients to cook but whenever we do they normally would cook like twice a week depending on funds yeah no you know
we hear the phrase How does it teach a man to fish and
someone needs to teach we artificially give a man
a man a fish and he's got a dish for the day
but and then we're able to feed himself for
now I need someone to teach you how to fish and make ends meet the concept here is sustaining that soup kitchens those projects those ongoing because let's face it at the end of the day is your soup kitchen is running tomorrow they sorted with ingredients you can sleep until eight o'clock tomorrow morning I'm not having to worry about there is you know is that happening is not happening. So that is another way and I come back to the three that I said it's another way for people to come on board and say look I could possibly transfer some greens or some veggies for soup I could possibly do a transporting for a day so hello it's not about interferon I have learned I need my the inform I
don't even know him I think he said you know him
gave me some Bolinas family that he must be your family Shafiq. But okay, so he's just being in
the deal. So he has been assisting project minder with you know, giving us some fresh produce. So what we actually try to do is sometimes we will use it for food, but if it if it coincides with our monthly drop off then we actually give the families you know, some fresh veggies as well. So you can just imagine if you if you don't have money for food, fresh veggies is you know it's an actually we don't realize what an even soap soap to wash you with. Allow it but it is a luxury if you don't have money to buy toothpaste, if you you know if you if you counting the same thing to buy toothpaste, it is a luxury. So, you know what, no matter okay? I will always say to me, she's one of our directors,
she will always say to me, You know what? I have to rely on podcast the other night Yes, yes, I watched the programmer show that was a beautiful program. So so she was she would always say to me you know what an email why it is that Allah let you experience those things. It is so that you could know what your recipients are experiencing? And I think maybe that is why it's such a passion of mine because when they say they don't have I actually know what they're going through. I remember one particular December and this is something we do in December my son came to me and he said to me mommy I'm hungry. And I said to him I understand you're hungry but we're doing this parcel this this
sandwich try for this people It wasn't intended for you but Allah will send you something and I said to him You know what I was gonna send you a mat either I remember going to sit on the masala and crying to ALLAH asking ALLAH Allah please send this food because this child is hungry. And this was December holidays. And he came to me after that and he said Mommy even even even once we don't have money for one sweetness met my boy is not even money for sweet, you know? And subhanAllah not even a few hours later, his father comes home and these braid face food. Someone says this. So Subhanallah when I say firsthand experience, I actually mean first.
You know? So it's
I think it's my shaman, fortunately, we have to wrap no problem.
I want to just ask you a closing message from your side to the community and appeal to get involved Bismillah
Subhan Allah in a utopic world, you know, it would be amazing to say that we need about what 2250 parcels so we need to 2250 people to get 439 but obviously Mala you know, it doesn't always go like that.
Behind Allah. You know, I'm like but at the Siddiq also said earlier on. Shafiq also said earlier on even if it's a 43 then even if it's 100 Someone deposited 25 then in my account the other day, and I cried when I saw that deposit because I thought to subscribe
Hi nila, the fact that they took the effort to deposit that 25 grand, you know, towards that parcel or reward them abundantly, irrespective of the amount that could be 25% of that person's income alone. So, so, so, amount. Exactly, so the amount is not, it's not the point Paulina, the thing is what we are asking everybody is is to panela to assist us with this huge task of trying to feed 3000 families, you know, on the day of aid, and to just you know, subhanAllah Give, give them what we have men, like Melinda said earlier on, when when it's Eid. Amira is actually an understatement Molina for the mother food on the table. You know, one particular day I came to
someone's house and I don't know why I was there at that particular time. This woman had eight pieces of chicken that she was making and they were 10 people in the house
and I didn't know that the family was in that situation. I remember leaving and crying profusely and I asked her why didn't you say anything? And she said I didn't want to say anything. I didn't want you to worry about me eight pieces of chicken and then you must remember it's not even a big chicken so that cut that eight pieces up so now I look at myself you Your Honor there of Eid as your sotong as your soap flakes as your prostate that's just breakfast. We didn't even start with lunch you know? So now lunches coefficient I mean some people even make more than one curry because not everybody eats crayfish then you get briyani actually whatever is your choice what about the boat
and you know all of these things and we didn't even start with dessert in the Lila was dessert you have five six
once you can
because that's what the generally gives you in these parcels Yeah. So it's for Heinola Allah you know Allah Allah report who ever has been assisted been assisting us and Allah everyone who ever wants to assist us and you know I plead with the community to open your hearts and not just assist us you know assist so many other organizations was trying to do the exact same thing
by assisting people you know behind Let make it easy for everyone each
of us I've got one question for you before we're gonna keep Have you still got tears left
so behind Allah in Ramadan everybody that knows me they know a lot
so behind Allah not for anything the miracles that you see oh yeah, you
all of the time. One of the time Russia normally looks away she says she can't handle it when she looks at me she looks away
okay, well Emma, we're gonna greet that but
just some contact details can
contact details so my my cell phone number oh 817627 Double eight two, and then you can get us on Facebook, Instagram, we have a website and everything is perfect. And then please do we are collaborating with I don't know if you heard about Alibaba, so we collaborating with actual budget as well so I had a brother. I think they're having a pro we're having a program tomorrow night inshallah. So the Biden campaign is to assess project minder with sustainability for the for the for the rest of the year. And so this campaign we're doing tonight is just for Ramadan inshallah. So Subhanallah please make to add that we have succeeded on both on both sides in the left for all the
organizations in sha Allah. Can you just imagine how big
woofers Janna liquidity Oh, I hope I hope I mean, I mean, I love Listen, except, I mean, I mean, I'm in sha Allah. I mean,
Shafiq I will send the NDSS now in Java.
Only if we Shafiq now again, only Fisher