Long time no speak
Well - there is so much to tell. Visitors to our Facebook page will know a lot of what has been developing. But we are expanding all the time. We had a centre in NAirobi but we got robbed and bulldozed, we have a wonderful woman who lookes after all things Mama B when I am not there - her name is Doris Nyachuma, mother of triplets and the best thing that has ever happened to MAma Biashara other than Land Securities allowing us to open the shop.
Talking of the shop (West 12, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PP), thanks to Mama B's great friend David Cook we now have LIGHTS ! We are so beautiful and sparkly we make Mariah Carey look like Stig of the Dump.
I am heading to Kenya on 4th November, arriving back 27th with a plane full of loveliness for you to buy for Christmas giftery.
I am updating the pix and text and news on the site bit by bit so now, if you watch this space, it won't be two years before you see anything !
As many of you will know, thanks to the INCREDIBLE generosity of Land Securities, MAma B has been able to fund our projects for the last two and a half through the income generated by the Mama Biashara SHop in W 12 Shopping and Leisure, on Shepherd's Bush Green.
It has been an amazing, wonderful time. A month or so ago, the unit MAma B had been occupying was rented by the Lahore Kebab House (great food, btw) and MAma B has been homeless. We have just found out we will be homeless for another month or so - but the good news is that Land Securities (who get NOTHING in return!!) are going to let us have another unit in the same Shopping Centre just as soon as the legalities are sorted out. We are so greateful to GAvin Waller - the centre manager - and the wonderful Land Securities.
Until then you can contact me (Copstick) on 0780 350 7269 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
And great things happen, even while we are homeless !
We have had a wholly unexpected and absolutely wonderful donation of £1000 from Angus Whyte up in Scotland, and the Father of Mama Biashara (aka Robert Copstick) has sent £500 to help with the costs of educating MAma B's five strong adopted family out in Ruai. That £500 will educate all five of them for a whole year, btw. Check out Ceder's Progressive Academy in Ruai !
Also a wonderful company called HTC Health, out in Watford have donated 10,000 cod liver oil capsules and 10,000 high strength multivits and minerals. Make no mistake, people, these will save lives. Many many lives. Sometimes that is all that is needed. Watch this space for news of the small miracles that cod liver oil and multivitamins can do for people as needy as the ones Mama B works with. THANK YOU HTC