TWO seven-year-old friends Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq from East London set up a ‘Lemonade for Yemen-Aid’ stand, when they were six, outside their home to raise money for Yemen after they heard about the plight of children there who are starving.
They thought they might raise £100, but instead they have raised about £100,000 for the Yemen Crisis after their story went viral.
The friends have even received the support and a generous donation from Angelina Jolie who contacted them personally. Ayaan and Mikaeel have won Gold Blue Peter badges.
The UN World Food Programme has made a video about them with messages of thanks from children in Yemen. They were nominated by Redbridge Rotary.