Kechara Soup Kitchen May and June stories

6 June 2018 - 9:11pm Comments Off

Story 1

Grateful Kechara Soup Kitchen clients who received pre-loved items such as washing machine, sewing machine and mattresses.

Story 2

KSK Perak distributed dry provisions to our clients who were celebrating Hari Raya.

Story 3

Earlier this month, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) received a message from our regular volunteer regarding an old woman seen wandering in KL Gateway during the day and sleeping along walkways at Vista Angkasa at night.

KSK staff and volunteer went over to investigate and managed to locate the client. However, she was not responsive and rejected our help.

A few days later, our volunteer went over again and this time, we managed to convince her to get off the street and stay temporarily at a motel whilst checks on her national registration card were made to trace her family’s whereabouts.

Madam Har’s family was eventually discovered to be residing in Rawang. KSK wentto meet with her family. They made a missing person’s report in April when their mother went missing. Madam Har suffers from schizophrenia for the last 29 years triggered by post natal depression after she lost her baby during childbirth. The family was really happy to have their mother safely back home.

Story 4

KSK client, Panjer has mastered her blanket sewing skills. Today, she embarked on the bag-sewing project. She is a fast learner and managed to complete a 40cm bag in less than 5 hours. The bag was made from pre-loved clothes and jeans donated by the public. Such initiatives help empower single mothers and stay-at-home mothers to become more financially independent. KSK will help them sell their finished goods and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to them. Panjer’s son proudly models the completed laptop bag.

KSK May 2018 stories

Story 1

Shahrul is a 21-year-old victim of a hit and run accident that happened early this year. He was in a coma for 2 weeks. He broke his leg and lost his eyesight. He is the breadwinner of his family of 7. His siblings are very young and they had to stop
schooling since Shahrul’s accident.

Their family home that is located in a squatter area in Sabah, was torn down and they are now staying at their aunt’s place in Shah Alam. At this moment, they are surviving on people's kindness and generosity. His father is not making enough to
support the whole family. Hospital bills are not settled and more are piling up as he needs to go for follow up treatments.

It is a tragic experience for Shahrul and he cannot recall what happened to him. All he could remember was something hitting him from behind and he ended up in the hospital. Despite his current predicament, he is keeping positive mindset and hopes
to have a quick recovery so he can go back to work again. KSK has appealed to the public to assist Shahrul and his family.

Story 2

This family of 12 is currently staying in a low cost unit with 2 rooms, at a cost RM650 per month. The breadwinner of this family works as a factory worker earning RM1300 per month and is not able to make ends meet. As such, KSK will be sending regular food provisions to help lessen their burden.

Story 3

Uncle related his experience of how his daughter kicked him out of his home and he ended up being a homeless on the streets. KSK will be looking out for his daughter to understand the situation better. After much counseling by the KSK team, Uncle reluctantly agreed to move to a shelter.

Story 4

Each year, during the holy month of Ramadan, KSK will partner with various hotels to collect surplus food from Ramadan hotel buffets to distribute to clients in need. This initiative takes place for the whole month of Ramadan.

Our deepest appreciation to Tengku Zatashah, Selangor’s princess, for initiating this wonderful project that helps feed the poor and curb food wastage!

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