Basic necessities for the underprivileged

Fatimah (right) and State Women and Family Council member Raja Noor Akmar Raja Kamil (left) speaking to one of the recipients. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, particularly those from the low-income group who lost their source of income.

Thus, the Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Ministry is inviting members of the public to help raise funds through ‘Program Ziarah’ — organised by Sarawak Department of Women and Family Development (JKWS) — to provide food and basic necessities for underprivileged families.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the initiative was a collaboration project with Food Aid Kuching (Love is Kind), a charity programme spearheaded by two local women.

“The initiative is to ensure that everyone’s needs are taken care of, especially those from the low-income group. So today, we are going to distribute the aid to 100 families from four areas.

“During times like these, we should put our attention towards taking care of our people,” she said to reporters at Kampung Selipar Putus in Tabuan Hilir here today.

Other than that, she also hoped that the programme would be able to promote the spirit of solidarity and compassion.