The Sayyidah Faatima Home is an NPO that was established in 2007, starting off as a feeding scheme and charity under the name Baitul Razzaq House of giving.
In 2015 Baitul Razzaq became Sayyidah Faatima, a home for destitute, abused and divorced women, a safe home for orphans and a madressa for girls. Sayyidah Faatima has two homes, one in Kliprivier and the other in Lenasia South with plans to open up a frailcare centre as well.
Their vision is “to live in a peaceful society, without fear of violence, to have freedom of choice, where people especially women are equally valued. We begin by valuing ourselves.”
The home provides a safe and secure refuge, including food, lodgings and necessities for women and children who have been victims of abuse. It also provides crisis and supportive counselling, practical support, advocacy and guidance towards future goals for the women. The home also works closely with the community and other organisations and groups to provide information with regards to gender-based violence in order to educate and develop co-operative efforts.
At the home vulnerable women are empowered and taught not only how to care for themselves but also to give back to those less fortunate than themselves by providing hot meals to the local underprivileged.
Should you wish to donate:
Sayyidah Faatima home for abused, destitute women and madressa
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Number: 372 619 797
Branch code: 014 737
For more information contact sister Zeenut 073 543 7326