At Yayasan Sejahtera, poverty is not just about lack of economic opportunities, but involve unfulfilled basic food needs and lack of access to basic amenities and facilities considered standard to the average Malaysian, such as water, electricity, health support, education, sanitation and basic housing amenities.
Yayasan Sejahtera’s holistic approach to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the hardcore poor in Malaysia is premised on four building blocks of blocks:
We believe in alleviating poverty through encouraging employment, augmenting skill sets, capacity building, or providing access to capital for small business owners. As the vast majority of these families depend upon agriculture and small scale business to survive, we strive to increase their capacity to make such activities more productive and profitable for them.
SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD
Yayasan Sejahtera gives assistance through supporting the dietary needs of families using innovative community and home-based farming on vacant plots of land in and around their homes.
SUPPORTING BASIC FOOD NEEDS
For low income families, life harder without basic amenities like water, health services, education and sanitation. Yayasan Sejahtera provides access to basic community services like sustainable and clean water supply through the use of innovation and affordable methods. With access to these amenities, it would be easier for the beneficiaries to embark on livelihood projects to generate better income for their families.