Because of the COVID-19 Movement Control Order, many families have lost their income and pregnant undocumented mothers in Malaysia who are about to deliver their babies cannot afford the medical fees.
What are their options? Do they deliver at home and risk medical complications for mother and babies? Do they go to a hospital knowing they can’t to pay later and risk being arrested?
A collective of NGOs is urgently seeking funds to help.
With each normal delivery costing between RM3,000 to RM4,000 (this may double in the case of emergency C-sections and other complications), *the target is to raise at least RM150,000* from various channel.
This campaign aims to contribute RM50,000 to the total amount being collected, that would pay for medical fees for 12 mothers to deliver their babies safely.
Organizations behind this initiative:
Yayasan Chow Kit
The Hope Branch
Refuge for the Refugees
Malaysian Social Research Institute
“Pregnant mothers send photo after photo of the baby’s ultrasound images and plead for me to help. “We have no money. Please help. My baby is coming. “ I think I’m traumatised because I can’t sleep. Overthinking. We need solutions- a reprieve period/ am installment period to pay off their medical bills over time. Breadwinners in poor marginalised families have lost their jobs and income.”
With the funds collected, we can provide medical care for a safe delivery for the mothers and babies. In this day and age, no mother and newborn should be prevented from getting the right medical care.
Raised of MYR 50,000.00 target.
For children and youth
Meals, Medical/Health, Counseling, Clothes and Education
Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak, Yayasan Chow Kit
Yayasan Chow Kit is an activity center catering to children and youth below the age of 18 set up in the high-risk area of Chow Kit. At YCK, we provide children with as many positive and holistic opportunities through programs and case management to allow children to reach their full potential. We provide non-discriminatory services and protect all children regardless of status, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. A wide spectrum of social services and issues including adoption, foster care, documentation, counseling, feeding program, referrals, medical assistance, education, skills building, rescues, abuse cases, homelessness, etc. YCK also engages in advocacy to protect the rights of children in Malaysia. Because YCK is an NGO, we are highly dependent on the generosity of donors and volunteers to carry out the work that we do. We truly believe that 'every child matters' and our team of dedicated and loving staff and supporters care of the children at YCK as if they were our own. Be a part of our movement!