As the saying by Ben Carson goes, “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give”. The needy staff and members of Farmers’ Organisation of Ulu Kinta (PPK Ulu Kinta) received a hefty donation (Zakat) to ease the burden of their daily needs on September 21 at MH Hotel Ipoh.
The cash donations event was held in conjunction with PPK Ulu Kinta’s Name Changing Ceremony. From PPK Ulu Kinta, it has now changed to PPK Tambun Bandaraya Ipoh.
“The reason behind the name change was in line with PPK’s mission to centralise new strategies and programmes among the farming community in Ipoh,” said Hamzah Bahari the current Deputy Director (Development) of the Farmers’ Organization Authority of Malaysia.
For Umi Kalsum Anjang Hasin, 68, one of the recipients of the money, she thanked PPK Tambun for their generous donation, “Since my husband passed away, I have been living alone; doing chores and taking care of myself. I am glad to receive the donation and will be using this to buy groceries and many other things,” said Umi who was in a wheelchair ever since she tripped and fell at her home last year.
Among guests who attended the event was the chairman of PPK Tambun, Dato’ Haji Nadzri Haji Ismail and other board members.