Tami's Story

The Renewal Programmes Refugee & Migrant Project

Tami (not her real name) fled here from Malawi as a teenager after her parents and brother were murdered. 

She met a man in the UK also from Malawi and they have children together, but sadly the relationship did not work out.  Tami had no idea how to legalise her position in the UK and lived in constant fear. The Renewal Programme supported Tami to make applications to the Home Office and provided Tami with food and friendship.

This meant her daughter would have sufficient food to take to school for packed lunch and suitable shoes to wear to school.  These things are important to Tami and she is horrified that her poverty means she could not provide her children with the basic things in life.

Tami has recently won her appeal to the Home Office and is looking forward to being able to work and live in the UK. She said:

“I’m so grateful for everything, for all the support, the food, the clothes, over the last 7 years. If it were not for RAMP, I just don’t know where I would be or how I would have coped.”

Children at The Renewal Programmes Refugee Migrant Project Food bank