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Organized by: Nasreen Kassam

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THE STORY:

After months of looking for a job, applying and not getting anywhere I got into the kitchen and started doing one of the things I do best, that also somehow relaxes me when Im overwhelmed with worries and sorrow. I made my sauces and pickles from the little I had in my pantry. I bought containers and plain labels, went out and marketed them to a few people. Scared of doing something wrong, as my product wasn't licenced or registered, I didn't take it to the larger stores and restaurants. I sold. And my orders increased. After a long time of despair and defeat I felt hopeful. This is something I love doing. Experimenting different tastes and flavours and methods of adding that little extra that makes a big difference to every meal! And i could do this while taking care of my 3 year old daughter. Leaving her with someone she doesnt know or why shes with that someone was always something that tore me apart . I year ago my father and brother both passed away within two months of each other. My husband then got his chance to run away from the responsibility he never lived up to. Leaving my daughter after all that tore me apart. Although she's only 3 she knows and couldn't understand how everyone was gone sudden. This gave me the freedom to work and take care of her, my priority being her. I had to stop. I need to licence and register my product/s and business. Being an edible product it needs to be approved to sell. I need ingredients, materials, packaging, labelling, equipment and a selling point. I tried to save but it was impossible as what I made I had to spend to make more. And daily expenses.my husband left us penniless. He didn't return my 10 years of work savings that I trusted he would. So I have to earn to survive. I couldn't cut my costs and then the few that did help me retail my sauces. Pickles and condiments asked me to licence and register it first. It's a risk for them. I need financial help to do this. I can do it. I want to. I will succeed. This is my one break. For my daughters future and education. I already asked all my friends relatives religious leaders and relatives. Did I mention when things go bad you're left standing all alone? We have no one. Apart from the humiliation, pessimism, critisism, rudeness, ignorance and ridicule, I was told im one among millions asking for help. And that I should sell on the street corner with my daughter if I have to. If you have a child you can probably feel my pain hearing that. Why should my daughter do that??? Please .... I'm not giving up. Help us!

My product range includes:
Sauces
Sweet and hot, sweet and sour, hot chilli, green chilli (jalapeño), coconut chilli, garlic chilli, pasta sauce, Tarator sauce, garlic mayo, pizza sauce, tangy chilli, chilli mayo
Pickles: lemon pickle, carrot pickle, mixed pickle, mango pickle, chilli pickle, bitter guard pickle.
Marinades for meat: chicken tikka, chilli steak, pepper steak, saucy steak, barbecue steak and chicken, spicy fish, lemon garlic fish, prawn marinades. Barbecue chicken wings, spicy chicken wings, hot and sweet chicken wings.

Dry powders: mixed spice powder. For curries and rice.

Ready to cook mixes (pastes)for meat and chicken.
I  want to have ready food alongside this    A small takeout.

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