(Part 01/02) “I joined a few charity organisations and hoped to help out as much as I can, but I came to find out the severe lack of transparency and abuse of funds.
Hence, I decided to go on my own and make sure my contributions reach out to the people I care for.
I packed up my belongings and went to Nepal, helping out as much as I can to get the locals back on their feet while trying to understand the real issues faced by the community and how I can help efficiently.
After three months in Nepal, I came back to Malaysia and started a crowdfunding exercise to raise funds and buy mosquito nets for 300 families.
It was going to be summer and mosquitoes breed during that time. A mosquito net is something a lot of families cannot afford, considering that many have lost their homes and family members.
Thanks to my network of friends, I was able to achieve beyond my target and raise funds to afford mosquito nets for 889 families.
That’s when I realized, even as an individual, one can make so much of difference if he or she has the determination and right strategy.
I will never forget their faces when we were distributing the mosquito nets to each of these families.
They have so much generosity and love even though they do not possess many things. Some of them live in very poor conditions yet they show much gratitude for everything they own.
That is something you can hardly find in the city, including the place I grew up in, Kuala Lumpur.” – June Moh
当我们向每个家庭分发蚊帐时，我永远不会忘记他们那一张开心和感恩的脸孔。当地人拥有的不是很多，可是他们的心载着的慷慨和爱比我们多。其中一些人的状况其实真的很恶劣，但他们对自己所拥有的一切都充满这感激的态度来生活。这是你在城市很难找到的东西，尤其是吉隆坡，我长大的地方。” – 莫淑华
The above interview was conducted in Mandarin.
Story and photo by Ooi Chia Shen
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(This post was first published on March 20th 2018)