As a mobile distribution unit, it was inevitable that Kechara Soup Kitchen would miss some of our clients each weekend due to their itinerant nature and lack of a fixed address. Whenever it rained, which is frequently in our tropical country, oftentimes our clients could not be found.
This situation emphasised the urgency of our permanent soup kitchen building, which was purchased just off Jalan Imbi. After extensive renovation to the building, we began daily operations on 6 September 2010.
At this new location, Kechara Soup Kitchen is now able to provide hot food as well as medical aid, counseling and laundry services. Our building has also become a place for potential employees to be interviewed.
This permanent building is the first step towards our long term goal which is to establish a nurture centre. At this centre, we will provide training to enable the homeless to re-enter society as skilled citizens, transcending all barriers of race, religion and culture.