Even prior to the pandemic, low-income families have been struggling to make ends meet.
That includes food, housing, healthcare and education.
“I took on a few jobs. But times are tough.”
They’re often accused of being lazy. However, in reality, they work multiple low paying jobs for long hours with no safety nets.
Pandemic shook their foundation even further. They ended up with reduced income and buried under immense debt.
Cash Assistance is Effective and Empowering
We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives.
Cash assistance enables that choice.
How Arba Foundation Helps
Screening and Quality
Applications are received through online forms with required documents and proof attached.
Long-Term Cash Assistance
Home visits are conducted to make direct observations on the home environment, family relationships and lifestyle before agreements are made.
Monthly spendings are tracked to monitor their priorities and behavior to ensure progress.
United Nations SDG
Sustainable Development Goals is 2030 Agenda adopted by all United Nations providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth.
ARBA Foundation is commited towards contributing to this agenda.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why cash assistance instead of goods?
As we communicate regularly with the families under our care, we realise that each family have their own unique struggles and circumstances.
Understandably, different family have different preferences, or due to certain sickness, they have a certain diet or food intake to observe. Some, paying rent is the first thing on their list each month, while for others is to obtain certain treatment or medication.
The priorities and commitments of each family are different hence we let the family decide how they want to spend their monthly cash assistance based on their priorities.
Besides its efficiency, cash assistance also empowers them to take charge and manage their finances better.
How does ARBA Foundation ensures that the cash assistance is appropriately used by the families?
First, each family that are accepted for Nadi project are thoroughly verified.
On top of that, each family must send proof of their monthly expenses for us to keep track of their spending behaviour, priorities and progress financially.
Once we had verified their submission and get updated on their current situation, then only the families will receive the cash assistance for the following month.
What happens if the families don't send their proof of monthly expenditure or updates progress to ARBA Foundation?
We will contact them to verify their current situation. If it is for an unacceptable excuse, they will be disqualified from the Nadi project.
ARBA International Waqf (L) Foundation (ARBA Foundation) is a registered public foundation in the Federal Territory of Labuan (LAF00399-I). Empowered with data and technology, we aim to help children escape poverty in Malaysia.