Photograph property of The Star Online.
The family shown above is Maini and Mariam (have been living for 12 years with their five children in an abandoned warehouse in Kampung Mambong, Padawan, Sarawak. — Pictures by Loh Foon Fong)
This photo caught my eyes. The mother is breastfeeding her baby. Though they may be poor, but this baby is getting the best nutrients because the mom is breastfeeding. Otherwise, can you imagine the fate of the poor little one?
So, good people out there, help this family and a few others.
I found this piece of news and photograph from The Star Online.
Excerpt from The Star:
Extreme hardship tackled in Bersamamu
Last month, LOH FOON FONG joined the TV3 team headed for Kuching to film two needy families to be featured in the Bersamamu reality show.
Several families were featured in The Star dated 13 July 2005. You can read the full story on this page.
Best thing is all you need is to sms the donation. Please do it! Here’s the details:
Bersamamu is screened every Monday on TV3 from 9pm to 9.30pm. The programme will run for 13 episodes.
Readers who wish to donate to those whose plight have been highlighted on the show can issue a cheque payable to Tabung TV3 Bersamamu – BSM. If the donation is for selected individuals, please write the person’s name behind the cheque and send it to:
Tabung TV3 Bersamamu – BSM
Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad
P.O. Box 11124, 50736 Kuala Lumpur
Those who wish to contribute via SMS, please type “Tabung” and key in the amount you wish to donate. For example, if the amount is RM2, type Tabung2 and send it to 33533. Donations via SMS can be made in denominations of RM2, RM5 and RM10. (Standard telecommunication rates are applicable per SMS.)
For more details on the programme, check out bersamamu.tv3.com.my.
So, you have two choices :
1) Donate by cheque (specify on your cheque Maini & Mariam if you want to give to the above family) or;
2) SMS (to general account for other families)
I had sms-ed mine. (You will get an immediate response on the receipt.)