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Wonderfully Made Woman Celebrates Black History Month

Getting recognised for the hard work we do confirms that our efforts are valued by others, and it is a great feeling. As part of the celebration of Black History Month, Wonderfully Made Woman was recognised by ITV Granada Reports for the work we have done over the last 18months for single mothers.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, single mothers have been disproportionately affected. The pandemic posed a unique problem for single mother’s, who rely on only one source of income to sustain their families and lack another adult to help with childcare arrangements.

 

Many women have faced an insurmountable struggle of balancing their financial stability, fending for their families, feeding, and taking care of their mental health.

Wonderfully Made Woman has continued to support widows and single mothers from Manchester’s African communities through challenges they have faced as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. We created the African Food Bank programme to help cushion the effect of the pandemic and support their well-being. We pack boxes with a week’s worth of “rations” of African food for a family.

Since we started in March last year, we have fed over 500 women and gotten better support for the most vulnerable families to meet the financial costs of taking care of their children alone. As we move to the “new normal” post-pandemic – likely to be felt for years to come – we will continue to build and support families and manage the devastating impact caused, and pull families out of poverty.

We thank ITV Granada Reports for recognising the work that we do and celebrating our accomplishments in honour of Black History Month.