24th April: We are both excited and humbled to announce that we have exceeded our target of RM100,000! However, our work does not end here as the MCO has been extended yet again to the 12th of May. Although the 1st round of food aid has been distributed, many OA families are stretched thin from hanging on to food supplies that was meant to last for 2 weeks. As such, we are looking to raise a total of RM200,000 to provide for the 2nd round of food relief! For a full report on the #raiseforfood donation campaign, please click the link here: https://globalpeace.org.my/raiseforfood-donations-disbursements/
In the days and weeks ahead, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) will continue to present enormous challenges to the lives of underserved communities across Malaysia. With rising unemployment and income disruption, some of our most marginalized orang asli communities (OA) are receiving the greatest blow.
Global Peace Foundation has been working with underserved OA communities in the Pekan and Rompin districts in Pahang since 2016. We have worked with over 70 villages on projects related to access to clean water, energy and education. Most of these communities that we work with are categorized as hardcore poor, earning as little as RM300-600/month on average. We are currently in touch with OA communities and have been told that some families are in dire need of food relief. As such, we are looking to fundraise RM200,000 to provide 4,000 sets of food relief for OA families.
During these times of uncertainty, many of us are not able to do much other than to practice social distancing and stay at home. However, we can still support each other. Every little bit of help that you can give will provide immediate relief for those who are struggling and have been greatly impacted by this pandemic.
Many OA villagers rely on ad-hoc work for income. Without any work, a majority of OA villagers will no longer be able to bear the expenses of purchasing essential items such as food.
Many OA farmers’ income are also be affected as they are now unable to sell products such as serai, petai and rubber due to the MCO.
Provide food relief for 4000 OA families.
Each family will receive a total of RM50 worth of essential food that will last for up to two weeks.
Essential food items include rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, bihun, biscuits and salt.
Ensure that 4000 OA families across Pahang will have enough food until the MCO is lifted.
Provide 4000 families with some ease of mind during these trying times.
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.