Charity homes running on empty

Gan Pei Ling

A woman with Down’s syndrome helping to feed another occupant at the Kirtarsh Home for Children with Disabilities in Bukit Beruntung. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, November 6, 2017.

GROWING public apathy is pushing some charity homes in the Klang Valley into debt, as personal and corporate sponsors cut back on financial support in the light of rising cost of living.

For the Kirtarsh Home for Children with Disabilities, electricity and water cuts have become a regular occurrence recently, said owner Judith Pamela Muthiah.

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