Mum’s tasty idea to help rescue son

Semire Mubalama from Portobello, Wakefield. Forced to flee her home in Congo during 2008 due to war. Only able at the time to bring her youngest son, she has managed to track down her eldest son. Semire is selling jars of her home made hot chilli sauce to try and raise enogh funds to pay for his air fare.'w6321b137
Semire Mubalama from Portobello, Wakefield. Forced to flee her home in Congo during 2008 due to war. Only able at the time to bring her youngest son, she has managed to track down her eldest son. Semire is selling jars of her home made hot chilli sauce to try and raise enogh funds to pay for his air fare.'w6321b137

A MUM who was separated from her son and forced to flee to the UK is hoping her unique recipe will help reunite her family.

Semire Mubalama, known as Deo to her friends, hopes to raise £1,500 to fly back to the Democratic Republic of Congo to find her eldest son Voldy by selling hot sauce.

She hopes her youngest son, Volcha, 5, will one day be reunited with his big brother.

Miss Mubalama, 27, of Hastings Avenue, Portobello, said: “We were separated and I didn’t have a choice, I was taken out of the country. It was horrible for a mother to be separated from her child, it was so painful.”

Two years after she was brought to the UK, Miss Mubalama, who works for the Refugee Council, managed to track him down.

She said: “I thought what can I do to get the money I need for the flights and that’s when I decided to sell the sauce.”

She has sold it to church goers at the New Life Christian Centre and friends. To buy a jar call 07405 332820.