Selangor offers aid to help single mums improve business prospects


SINGLE mothers in Selangor will get aid to develop their entrepreneurial skills under Wanita Berdaya Selangor (WBS).

The state has allocated RM85,000 in “Mekar Kasih” funds to 17 single mothers’ associations to support business and upskilling endeavours, with each association getting RM5,000.

Anfaal (third from right, purple headscarf) and some of the representatives from NGOs posing after the grant presentation ceremony. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The StarAnfaal (third from right, purple headscarf) and some of the representatives from NGOs posing after the grant presentation ceremony. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

Selangor women, family empowerment, welfare and care economy committee chairman Anfaal Saari said in addition to the grants, the state would provide other types of support to single mothers.

“We hope to give them opportunities to better themselves and improve their lives,” she said at “Jalinan Kasih dan Bicara Santai” hi-tea and talk at a hotel in Shah Alam.

Grant recipients included National Single Mothers’ Association Selangor branch, Shah Alam Single Mothers’ Association, Bukit Beruntung Single Mothers Association and Pertubuhan Sayang Wanita Shah Alam.

Anfaal said the hi-tea talk focused on women in the workforce, gender equality and women’s leadership in Selangor.

The event was attended by 200 guests, including women’s advocacy non-governmental organisations and single mothers.

Also at the talk was Seri Kembangan assemblyman Wong Siew Ki.

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