Have you ever experienced poverty, watching your children moan from gut-wrenching hunger?
Can you imagine being so ill that you just want to end it all so that your loved ones may be spared the burden of caring for you?
Do you know what it is to be abused and dumped on the street with nothing but the clothes on your back?
Who can you turn to for the next meal, the next Ringgit or the next ray of hope to get you through another miserable day?
When you look around, you can’t find a helping hand.
All you can see is despair, hopelessness and a cold, cold world out there.
Do angels really exist? Where are they?
As we routinely go about our daily lives, we are often too busy to care about others who are less fortunate than us. We do precious little for the disadvantaged, abandoned or chronically ill.
But if we could just spare a little of something - our money, our time, our resources, our network - we could make a big difference in someone’s life.
Each one of us CAN do our part in many small ways.
We are initiating the Network of Angels for members of the Salaam Wanita project and people referred to us for help by other NGOs. Every month, we will highlight the plight of a seriously disadvantaged friend who needs your help. You could give someone a care package of critical food or items, find a job or a temporary shelter, buy her homemade products, be a big sister to her needy child, give her a day’s rest by taking over her household chores, take her children out for walks or movies, or ask your network of friends to help out in any way they can.
Be an Angel. Click here for Profiles of the disadvantaged.