I wanted to share this with you from @Elitzfoods. Because being kind and considerate can and does change lives. If you find that during this pandemic of COVID-19, you have a moment of time to share, no matter what it is, be it time to say thank you, or blog that recipe to share your knowledge, or even your skills, I urge you to do so, please pass it on. I promise you, you will not regret it. Here is what one simple act of kindness from me to Elitz that changed lives.
A few years back I had an email from a lady wanting to change and help the community in Nigeria. She was working in her family bakery in Lagos, where fruit grows in abundance, so not wanting to waste the food the local community were freezing it! However, most of it often got spoilt due to the electricity going off some times for days. So what better solution than to preserve the fruits and vegetables the old fashioned way in bottles and jars. This not only would create a solution, it would also create jobs and help the business support the community in many ways. So without hesitation emails were sent out across the UK to as many jam makers as possible to help Elitz foods and fortunately, one landed in my inbox and the rest they say is history. In her words is what happen next.
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Throwback Thursday…. 😊 Today ELITZ FOODS celebrates Jen @nakedjam. Jen taught me the art of Jam making. She didn’t know me from Adam. I sent an email to several but she was the only one that replied and she invited me over. Guess what? She didn’t even charge me a dime! 😳 Today ELITZ JAMs has grown and is spreading across Nigeria and West Africa. It is creating employment and empowering domestic small holdings fruit farmers who otherwise would suffer wastage from lack of preservation. You lit a candle🕯, today it is lighting up a nation. Join me in celebrating a wonderful mentor and coach JEN!! 🍾🎊🎉🎈👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Thanks Jen! 💕💕💕💕 You are awesome!! We owe it all to you! #nakedjam #celebratingmentors #throwbackthursday #elitzfoods #makingadifference
I’m hoping that this story inspires you to remember to be kind, that you all continue to say hello to the passerby, you continue to wave at people isolated in their homes even without COVID-19, be kind to the person in front or behind you and of course to yourself. And always say thank you to the lovely guys and gals who have always been our key workers. So say yes to helping others, it cost nothing but a warm heart and a little time.