#Star50: Rural Sabah community gets access to piped water through Star Foundation and Hopes Malaysia initiative


Volunteers working hard to install the water pipes at Kg Podos. Photos: Hopes Malaysia

In 2019, remote village Kampung Podos in Kota Belud, Sabah, saw an upgrade in its piped water system. Since then, village chief Soumin Sadah, 51, has not had to worry about water scarcity for his family of 10.

The pipe upgrade was made possible thanks to Kota Kinabalu-based non-governmental organisation Hopes Malaysia, with RM42,000 in financial support from Star Foundation.

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