Food for the Poor

In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, 110 residents of Kampung Tersusun Batu 5 & 6 received a box of groceries each donated by the public through a community-orientated programme called Wakaf Jiwa run by an organisation named Kotak Hidup. The event was held at Sekolah Agama Rakyat Nurul Hidayah, Tambun on Saturday, July 4.

Each box consisted of 10 items namely, coffee powder, flour, canned sardine, sugar, condensed milk, soap and shampoo. The recipients were mainly single mothers, senior citizens and people with special needs. Datuk Aminuddin Hanafiah, Adun for Hulu Kinta, officiated at the presentation ceremony. He thanked Kotak Hidup for its efforts in aiding the underprivileged.

“In the midst of our preparations for Aidilfitri many are still unable to pay for groceries. Kotak Hidup’s timely aid is commendable. I hope more would come forward to help these unfortunate people,” said Aminuddin in his opening remarks.

Kotak Hidup’s CEO, Nasaruddin Jaafar was present to handover the boxes. Having been a homeless himself once, he could relate to the struggles of the poor and the misplaced, especially those who had nothing to fall back on.

“It’s hard to find food and shelter living on the streets,” he recalled. “And having achieved what I have set out to, it’s payback time now. This is my true calling.”

Kotak Hidup was formed based on an altruistic principle – to encourage youngsters to create an impact on the economy and the society with acts of kindness.

For details on Kotak Hidup visit its website at or call 05 526 6078.

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