Born to a family that was deeply entrenched in the fight for freedom during apartheid, Fatima Wise grew up understanding the struggles of a people.
With her grand parents and father as role models who continually fought for equality, freedom and whom challenged apartheid violations she learnt to push through adversity for what is right. A belief that all people no matter age, race, or creed are to be treated with dignity and respect was instilled in her. As a child she used to pick up animals from the street and nurse them back to health. She grew up with a deep desire to help those in need.
Her road to Sharing Hope started when she pioneered school clothing drives within the ANC Youth league and went on to host the first Hope for the Orphans of War benefit dinner. She has since pushed to keep using her energy to help as any people as possible.
She is a qualified graphic designer and therefore a creative by nature but, what fuels her soul is seeing the smiles of children whom she has helped. She dedicates her service to her Creator and her grand father the late Judge Essa Moosa whose words on his death bead will forever be etched in her mind and heart, “ Don’t forget to look after the poor, help them…”