A High Peak plasterer, who is providing practical help for women who have suffered domestic violence, has raised thousands of pounds to support those efforts.
Naima Ben-Moussa has been donating her skills and volunteering her time to help fix up homes that have been damaged.
Just a few months ago, the 36-year-old launched an appeal to help pay for materials and anything else that is needed, and it has already smashed its £10,000 target.
“The support has been amazing. We are over £11,000 so I have now raised the target to £20,000,” she explained.
She feels strongly that more should be done to help the survivors of domestic abuse.
“What I really want to do is set up a charity, if possible, in Derbyshire, so I can access other trades as well so there is money there for materials.”
Already she has contacted Crossroads Derbyshire, a domestic abuse charity that offers confidential advice and support in Glossop, the High Peak and the North Dales.
Naima, from New Mills, hopes that women will be able to access the funds that have been raised to pay for materials for repairs at their home.
She has seen the positive impact the work she has been doing has had on women and their families and ideally in the future would like to have other tradeswomen on board to volunteer their time.
“Paying kindness forward really does change lives.”
You can support the appeal through the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/naimaredbenmoussa.