Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund a food-centric training programme for refugee women living in Bristol.
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My name is Kimberly De Portela E Prado and I am the Founder and Director of Houria, a Bristol-based anti-slavery and anti-racist social enterprise that trains and hires female survivors of slavery in a Pan-African catering company.
Our radically joyful and heart-powered initiative brings talented migrant cooks into paid work. From hosting pop ups, supper clubs to delivering feasts at home, Houria provides safe employment, training and skills-sharing opportunities for female refugee chefs.
The statue of Edward Colston may now be lying at the bottom of Bristol Harbour, but modern enslavement and racial injustice is still thriving in Bristol and causing significant risk to the migrant community. Many refugee women have survived situations of modern slavery, such as trafficking and domestic servitude. At Houria we understand that modern slavery is racialised and gendered. We actively centralise and elevate these women in a safe and encouraging environment.
Here is an idea of how your money can help...
* If you donate £20 you will help us to purchase a uniform plus personal protective equipment for one woman.
* If you donate £50 you will help us to purchase a basic food preparation and utensils kit for one woman.
* If you donate £100 you will help us to provide one month of support and coaching from a trained volunteer.
The challenges that COVID-19 poses to this marginalised community now means that the work Houria does is even more essential. Please support the vital work we do, by donating here.
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Nov 26, 2020
This is such a great and valuable initiative, I wish it every success!
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Nov 8, 2020
Awesome :) xxx
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Oct 29, 2020
Loved the cook-along, Salha and Kim. I'm no longer scared of cooking aubergine! It's aswad salad for lunch again today. :)Wishing the Houria project good luck and best wishes.
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Kimberly De Portela E Prado
Kim is the leader of Houria CIC which trains and hires migrant women in a Bristol-based catering company. She brings her background in cheffing, coaching and human rights to this joy-filled project and loves feeding Bristol and elating migrant