One of the many NGOsin Malaysia on the frontline was none other than PERTIWI Soup Kitchen, a charitiable organisation founder by Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid. She has helped the homeless community for 64 years, and as the founder of PERTIWI Soup Kitchen has probably helped the homeless more than anyone else.
Homelessness is a serious problem that exists in all countries and most communities in the world.
It is one of the biggest social problems that the world faces in the 21st century and impacts millions of people across the globe each year.
In 2019, it was estimated that about 2% of the world’s population was homeless.
While 2% doesn’t sound like much, it amounts to nearly 154 million people who are living on the street, at refugee camps, or in other transitory and often dangerous conditions.