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What Do Elevators And Poverty Have In Common?

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator before?  My first ever experience of being trapped was on the way up an elevator at a public low-cost housing area (Program Perumahan Rakyat - PPR) together with 9 student volunteers.  Before panic broke out, I took a deep breath and gave myself a quick pep talk:  "Alright, look, listen, and think, Kai Shen.  You can do it...

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By Kai Shen | Family Service
3 months 3 weeks ago

One Life at a Time

It’s been 6 years since we began our partnership with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) providing PRUkasih, a free financial protection plan to families in urban poor communities.   I was there at it's conception.  It’s humbling to see how we’ve grown from a small pilot project in one community to currently serving and providing 20, 632 households access to fundamental...

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By Clara Wan | Partnerships - Special Projects
1 year 6 months ago