Fatma Elzein


Paediatric nurse, humanitarian

Fatma began collecting everyday essentials for children in need in 2014 following a tragic loss in her life. Her giving circle quickly grew from a handful of family and friends into Mummies Paying It Forward – a non-profit that today boasts 20,000 members who help collect and distribute essential items to the most vulnerable people across New South Wales. This mum of four’s band of volunteers provide clothing, nappies, books, toys, toiletries and non-perishable food to charities that support a range of people – from women and children escaping domestic violence to Indigenous communities and new arrivals. This grant will help Fatma expand the reach of her non-profit.