Financial Aid: Home Visits (October – November 2016)

Poverty is associated with the undermining of a range of key human attributes, including health. The poor are exposed to greater personal and environmental health risks, are less well nourished, have less information, and are less able to access health care; they thus have a higher risk of illness and disability.

Conversely, illness can reduce household savings, lower learning ability, reduce productivity, and lead to a diminished quality of life, thereby perpetuating, or even increasing poverty.

Yayasan Kossan exco members conducted home visits around Klang town to identify underprivileged families in need of financial support for health and education. The foundation then donated money to the needy families regardless of race and religion, to ease some of their financial burden.