Tuesday, April 20, 2021

poverty

Going more than skin-deep with poverty porn

While poverty porn can raise awareness about those in real need of assistance, it is not enough to merely hand out aid at heavily publicised events, says analyst.

The struggles that continue after war

Retired soldier A Arullapan left war and conflict behind him years ago but today, he faces a struggle of another kind. Money is short and it is up to him to take care of his wife and son who are both debilitated.

No more war but no peace either for veteran soldier

At 74, A Arullapan takes care of his wife who suffered a stroke six years ago as well as their son who is disabled.

Never too old to climb another tree

It doesn't pay as much as it used to, but Che At Bahadun, 74, does what he can to earn a living climbing coconut trees to pick the fruit.

Staying home to take care of mum

Nur Fatihah Sahminan is young but she knows that her mother needs her.

What ‘back to school’ means for B40 families

It might mean more work for the parents and no new uniforms for the year, but these families are willing to do what it takes to get an education.

Disabled man turns to loan sharks after losing his stall

With no other way to support his family, Murugan Raju is struggling to repay his debt amid threats from 'ah long'.

The mobile market bringing fresh fish to those in need

Kiki Fish Market moves from place to place in the Klang Valley, selling fresh seafood at wholesale prices to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

No more falling behind in classes as help brings enough gadgets for all

The many children in the family of Shaifol Bahri Mustaffa Kamalluddin and Norilla Mustafa Albakri can now follow all of their lessons thanks to the donation of six tablets.

Many children, not enough phones: A family’s struggle with home-based learning

A couple living with their many children and grandchildren in a low-cost flat do their best to ensure that education remains a priority during the pandemic season.

New Year hopes shine through poverty and hardship for family on the breadline

Their elderly parents are wheelchair-bound and they themselves have special needs, but Mei Ching and her brother are glad to be celebrating Chinese New Year as a family nonetheless.

New Year brings new hope for hard-up family in Ampang

Work will soon start on Chin Kim Choy's home, which will be torn down and rebuilt into a more secure structure.

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