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Gooddeeds Founder Started With RM20

Last update: 23/02/2018
By Sarimah Othman

ALOR SETAR (Bernama) -- Fariza Ahmad Yasifon was attending a four-day seminar when she noticed, during the break, the absurd prices of the food sold there.

A small pack of plain meehoon costs RM7.50 while the kuih was between 80 sen and RM1.20 a piece. Some 2,000 participants attended the seminar, many of whom perhaps unable to dole out so much for food.

"Two friends and I decided to pool RM20 each. We used the RM60 to buy kuih from cheaper places outside and distributed them among the participants. We did this over the next few days as well. Our contribution may not be enough to feed every participant but it was what we could afford at the time,? the 39-year-old told Bernama.

That single act of kindness, however, soon evolved into something bigger. Today, Fariza is the founder of the Kedah Gooddeeds Club, an NGO that helps meet the educational needs of underprivileged children.

The NGO was a spin-off from Gooddeeds Malaysia, a charity group she initially formed with two other friends while living in Kuala Lumpur in 2014.....


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