Tuesday, October 19, 2021

urban poverty


Happy Bank, reaching the needy across the country

For seven years, Happy Bank has been helping those in need, but numbers now are greater than ever thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. Contributions to Happy Bank can be channelled to Maybank account number 568621000906.

Putrajaya sets up 24-hour food basket hotline to tackle pandemic hunger

Assistance will be delivered from July 19 onwards although those in severe need can request for aid to be given earlier.

A mother’s lonely road after losing her son to Covid-19

Even after losing his eyesight and his job as a taxi driver, Mohd Kamil Affendy Hashim worked hard and was a good son, Aminah Ibrahim says.

Restaurant owners pitch in to fight pandemic hunger

Some cannot afford to give as much as others, but every little bit helps.

Rempit and the dismissal of a struggle

We should know, understand, and be kind to this group of underprivileged adolescents.

Homeless man in Sarawak gets helping hand to secure vaccination slot

Mohd Firuz Abu Bakar received a visit from a social welfare department team which helped him register for the government's vaccination programme.

The hard life of the homeless

Even with help, supplies run out and the number of people who need help continues increasing.

Lack of information slows vaccine push among the urban poor and homeless

They only know that they want to be jabbed and have no idea or means by which to go about registering for vaccination.

From battlefield to caretaker for army veteran

A Arullapan has retired from army life, but everyday struggles persist as he takes care of his disabled wife and son.

‘I keep on praying’: a mother’s decades-long struggle with a special needs child

Paridah Muhammad is determined to continue doing her best for her daughter, who was born with Down's syndrome and recently suffered a stroke.

Of parking spots and lives that are never enough

Life in a PPR is a life that is worth less than what residents are worthy of but just enough to keep them there.

Long haul for single mum as two children hit with degenerative disease

One is completely bedridden while the other must receive treatment every week.

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