As the first non-royal and living person in Denmark Nancy Maati has achieved the great honor of having her portray on a Danish stamp. The stamp has been printed in four million copies.
The reason for this recognition is her honorable non-profit work establishing an event around Christmas Eve for families and people in need. For seven years, she has arranged this heartwarming event where families can spend this special evening together, share a meal, receive Christmas presents and with no charge at all. Everything is financed through donations collected by Nancy Maati.
“Growing up as an Egyptian in Denmark I have seen people struggle both here and there. Some people are poor on money while others are poor on family and friends. And some on both”, explained Maati.
“While visiting Egypt throughout my life, I have been inspired in so many ways by Maedat Al Raham that we as Egyptians really should be proud of. One of my main inspirations and main reason for my work in Denmark is Maedat Al Raham. I really love this idea, and many years ago I thought that I would do something like that in Denmark. To make it fit this culture, religion and society I started doing charity work around Christmas time. A Christmas Eve, for anyone feeling the need to attend. The first year I thought we might be around four to five people, 76 people came! And its growing bigger and bigger. Last time I held the event, just before the outbreak of Covid 19, it was attended by 136 people.
“So because of this I won some Awards. Among these awards is a Danish post stamp with my name and face on it. This is the first time in Danish history that they put a non-royal living person on the stamp. So you can imagine how Big this is for me,” she added.
In November 2022, a big celebration will take place where Nancy Maati will receive her stamp and also collects money for her future project.