Key takeaway: IJM Land Bhd recently "surprised" a low-income family of five in this city by "fully refurbishing" their home as part of the developer's annual Home Rehabilitation programme (myHome).
According to IJM Land, the 42-year-old single mother Madam Wan Chew Liean and her four children benefited from this effort.
Wan's husband died in 2020 from lung and heart failure, and she has been struggling to make ends meet on her meagre salary as a newspaper distributor.
She received financial assistance from the Social Welfare Department, but it was insufficient to repair the poor state of her home, which had been damaged by heavy rains and termite attack.
“We first met Wan and her beautiful family during IJM Land’s Chinese New Year charity programme in 2021 — that was when we discovered that her house was in dilapidated condition and we needed to do something to ensure she and her family have a secure place to live in that is not only cosy but also fully equipped with the basic necessities,” said Chai Kian Soon, senior general manager of IJM Land, who is leading the myHome programme.
Painting, repairing, and replacing new roofing, providing a well-equipped toilet and installing a septic tank with underground piping, repairing external timber walls and replacing them with cement sand board, and installing precast concrete drain and chain link fencing with gate were all part of the one-and-a-half-month renovation project.
During the handover ceremony, IJM Land also provided other essential items such as a desktop for kids' learning, electrical items, and groceries, as well as face masks "to lessen their burdens in these difficult times," according to the developer.
Partners who helped IJM Land with the myHome programme included Golden Hover Group of Companies, which donated furniture worth RM3,500, FWT Construction Sdn Bhd, Jotun Paints (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, and FWT Construction Sdn Bhd.
“Our goal is to identify the crucial ways by which we might open the door to a better life for those who are in difficult situations. We want to make their dreams come true, hence everyone has put their heart into this project to make it a successful one.
“Nevertheless, we are grateful for our partners as their continuous support and contribution have brought positive transitions to many underprivileged families in Seremban,” added Chai.
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