Salam and good day everyone! Here is an awaited update to all who has contributed to ARBA Foundation throughout the bless month of Ramadhan!
Alhamdulillah, a total of RM140,750 has been distributed to 447 poor families whom applications are successful throughout the month of Ramadhan. Each applications and documents submitted online were verified by our team to avoid any fraudulent activities.
Our largest recipients are from the state of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Pahang.
On average, each families have at least four members in a household and majority of them have a household income lower than RM1500 per month with odd jobs of selling food by the street, restaurant helper, sales agent, construction worker, safety guard or cleaning worker.
The following are the highest group of household income:
27.8 % are earning RM700-RM1000 25.1% are earning RM1000-RM1500 18.6% are earning RM500-700
Although majority of the applicants are married, they are mostly dependent only on their husband's income and earnings. Wives are often responsible of the household chores and taking care of their children. Being dependent on only one partner's income is not enough but childcare services is something that they could never afford too.
Surviving with insufficient basic needs and under high emotional pressure are not easy. The worst part is, some of these housewives are left by their husbands without proper care.
While some of the families managed to receive some help from state bodies, JKM, Zakat/ Baitulmal and others, majority of the families struggled to receive similar help due to insufficient available documents.
With these data, we hope we could shed some light to our donors on the real situations of these families. The only way to help better is to always understand the reality of it all.
Your continuous support matters and we are grateful for the trust that has been given towards our effort in ARBA Foundation. Our biggest hope for these families is to escape the generational poverty and rightfully live a better life.