Yayasan Kebajikan Negara, Malaysia (YKN) is a charitable fund under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. YKN was incorporated on 5th December 1981. YKN is Alliance Islamic Bank’s charity of choice to support for their corporate donations. Find out more about Alliance Islamic Bank here
About Rokiah Bint Mar
Rokiah is a 46 year old single mother of 6 children from Cenderong Balai, Perak.
– Four of her children are still in school and the other two are working here and there.
– Her husband passed away in a road accident in 2015.
– Rokiah manages to earn only RM 800 – RM 1000 per month depending on the customers visiting her store.
– Rokiah runs a small grocery store business in Chenderong Balai. She wishes to supplement her income by adding 2 washing machines in the store as well.
Rokiah runs a small grocery store business at Chenderong Balai, Perak. To increase her side income, she plans to add a small laundry facility at her store.
The prospect of laundry business succeeding in the Chenderong Balai area is quite high as there is no laundry service in the area. Currently, Currently customers need to go to Pekan Langkap or Teluk Intan for the laundry service which is approximately 20 km from Chenderong Balai
She receives RM300 on a monthly basis from Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat
Rokiah earns about RM1,000 a month. Most of this income is spent in trying to meet the utmost basic necessities to support her young children pay off the business bills and loans.
Through your donations and help, Rokiah can buy better retail products and equipment to increase the number of customers coming to her grocery store
The donations will help Rokiah by giving her the opportunity to expand her grocery store and add a laundry section to supplement her income.
The expansion will include:
a. Buying 2 units of Washing Machine: This includes the feature to wash and dry clothes.
b. Expand her retail business capital and stocks
To make sure that your donations reach their maximum potential, Rokiah will undergo a special training course that will help teach and enhance his skills in running a business.
– Book-keeping Skills Course
– Online Business Strategy Course
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: It is better for one among you to bring a load of firewood on his back and give charity out of it (and satisfy his own need) and be independent of people, than that he should beg from people, whether they give him anything or refuse him. Verily the upper hand is better than the lower hand, and begin (charity) with your dependents. [Muslim]
Rokiah is a living example of the hadith of the Prophet ﷺ regarding those who try to work to earn a Halal and respectable income instead of begging others. At GlobalSadaqah our mission is to empower such people so that they go from becoming beneficiaries to benefactors themselves. This is the core of our mission to Circulate Good.
Even the smallest of donations count. Allah loves all those who give and help remove a difficulty of a fellow Muslim. The donations from this campaign not only help Rokiah set up a decent business but will also help stabilize a family without a father to guide and support them.
|Abdul Manaf bin Fahor||$20|
|Balkhis Binti Abdul Aziz||$100|
|Megat Hizaini Hassan||$10|
|Nur Aisya Adeeba||$1|
|Alliance Islamic Bank||$1,450|