Developer remembers the needy during festive season


Kader Batcha (right) receiving the aid from IJM Land representatives.

TAXI driver and father-of-four Kader Batcha Abdul Karim can look forward to a more cheerful Hari Raya Aidilfitri thanks to IJM Land Berhad.

The 56-year-old widower received RM1,200 cash and RM300 worth of groceries as part of the property developer’s “Program Mesra Ramadan” in Seremban.

IJM Land Berhad (central region) senior general manager Datuk Hoo Kim See said the annual programme was aimed at helping poor people have a more meaningful and joyous Hari Raya celebration.

“We know there are individuals who may still be facing challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

There were four other recipients of the festive aid, including restaurant worker Mohd Zukhilal Harun, 41.

He is the sole breadwinner of his family of four, which includes a child with a learning disability.

Meanwhile, widow Mastura Abdul Rahim, 55, who is diabetic, and single mothers Hamidah Md Ifa, 45, and Marni Koi, 34, were the other beneficiaries.

Hamidah made ends meet by selling kuih while Marni worked as a store assistant to support herself and her daughter.

Marni’s daughter also received aid from IJM Land under its Preschool Subsidy Programme.

Hoo said IJM Land was committed to assisting the community.

“We are happy to share what we have with the poor.

“We want them to know they are not alone during these hard times,” he added.

Since 2018, IJM Land has helped ease the burden of nearly 50 vulnerable families through its charity programmes during festive seasons.

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