The Movement Control Order (MCO), albeit a necessary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, is affecting the livelihoods of Malaysians across the socio-economic playing field. With rising unemployment and income disruption, some of our most marginalized orang asli communities (OA) are receiving the greatest blow.
With many of them relying on ad-hoc work to feed their families, the MCO is inadvertently cutting off their lifeline. Without any work, a majority of the Orang Asli are no longer able to bear the expenses as they barely have enough saved. Most of these communities that we work with are categorized as hardcore poor, earning as little as RM300-600/month on average.
In addition to that, many of the OA farmers are now unable to tend to their crops as their farms are located a distance from their houses. As such, they live in uncertainty, wondering if their crops will survive, and whether they are able to sustain the months ahead without their food supplies.
As such, we are looking to fundraise RM25,000 to provide for 250 families, impacting 1,250 OA villagers. Every amount will be accounted for as we value transparency in our work. All contributions will be channeled to the purchasing of food supplies for our OA beneficiaries.
Please help by either donating and/or sharing this plea to the public so that we may have enough to support our Malaysian brothers and sisters during this trying time.
For further information, pls visit : #RAISEFORFOOD
Every contribution is greeted with appreciation and warmth.
OA Food Relief funds
Global Peace Festival Malaysia Berhad
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