After a long … long … long wait, Mama Biashara has finally got full Charitable Status. We are a registered charity, SC042262. This means … well, a load of stuff. We are now eligible for Gift Aid – meaning that for every £1 donated, we get an extra 25p. Which means we can do 25% more work, help 25% more people, start 25% more businesses. I suppose now would be the time to introduce our Board of Trustees … pix will come later Geoff Copstick is my brother, a bit of a financial whizz, but more importantly a great bloke.
He is currently building his own house in New Zealand, complete with solar power. He is also a farmer and has all manner of practical skills that will be of help to the work in Kenya. Zeta Thomelin is CEO of Children With AIDS Charity and a fairly extraordinary human being. She is also VERY good at all the formal, legal stuff that will keep Mama B in line with the rules and regs, is a formidable fundraiser and has better connections than high speed broadband. We are lucky to have her Simon Walker is a former TV Producer of note, turned luxury landlord. Simon and his wife run Your Nice Apartment – a company offering just what they say they do, in Nice and, soon, in London too. Simon spent some time in Kenya with MAma B in January this year – pix will soon be available here on the site and can be seen now by logging onto www.yourniceapartment.com Bev James is former Services manager with CWAC and is currently spreading the Mama B word in Birmingham.
So now it is onwards and upwards. To say nothing of outwards. Check out our new projects on the Projects pages – and keep checking ! There will be no stopping us now.