KLANG, Dec 12 2018 : Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) gave RM150,000 worth of equipment to nine asnaf entrepreneurs under the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) today in hopes that it will get their business going and growing.
TH Selangor director, Mohd Sawal Abong, said in his speech at a handing over ceremony that it is aimed at helping them stand on their own two feet and improving their socioeconomic status.
“It won’t be of much worth without an investment of hard work and a determination to succeed. Make good use of the equipment and don’t forget to pray to Allah,” he said.
The contribution comes through TH’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) Ikhtiar programme. This year, some 80 asnaf entrepreneurs have benefitted from the three-year-old programme with an allocation of RM1.4 million.
Noorlia Jaladri, 51, said she’s grateful for the help because now her mobile postpartum and nerve pain therapy business which she started five years ago has all the equipment it needs.
“The equipment worth RM10,000 allows me to save money to rent a shop to operate from,” she said. – Bernama