The founder of PERTIWI Soup Kitchen and human rights activist, Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid passed away early this morning, at the age of 70.
It is truly admirable that Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid has demonstrated exceptional corporate leadership while selflessly dedicating over 50 years to the noble cause of charity. Her contributions to PERTIWI Soup Kitchen are especially noteworthy and serve as an inspiration for all of us to make a positive impact in our communities.
PERTIWI Soup Kitchen is a charitable organisation with a noble mission. It was initially founded in the 1960s to promote girls’ education and has since expanded its scope to champion gender equality. The organisation has been tirelessly working since 2010 to cater to the basic needs of the homeless and the needy in Kuala Lumpur. Their outreach programs cover various inner-city neighbourhoods, including Chow Kit, Kota Raya, and Masjid India, where they distribute meals to the needy four nights a week. The late Datuk Munirah was often personally present during these distributions and was truly dedicated to the cause.
In addition to offering meals, the NGO goes above and beyond in providing medical services and support to empower those who are struggling to break free from poverty. Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid collaborated with government officials to tackle the root cause of poverty and find a long-term solution to assist the less fortunate members of our community.