Social Enterprises Come Together To Battle The Covid-19 Disruptions

Business Today Malaysia|April / May 2020

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Social Enterprises Come Together To Battle The Covid-19 Disruptions
In times of crisis when the Covid-19 outbreak has disrupted lives globally, Malaysia’s frontliners as well as the marginalised who are facing severe impacts are in a battle against the unpredictable nature of this pandemic.
Poovenraj Kanagaraj

Businesses in various industries come together to support each other to stay afloat since the movement restrictions were enforced nationwide.

The virus has not just taken more than 103 lives in the country, but also disrupted the normalcy of life for many, causing businesses to fold and the needy to be cut off from their daily necessities.

However, there are two social enterprises that have stayed open throughout the outbreak in the country to continue doing what they do best - helping others.

“Our roles are more prominent and important as of now, this is why we exist in the first place,” says Kim, founder of PichaEats, who also points out that many more people will fall into the poverty line and for those who are already in the marginalised group will suffer deeply during this ongoing crisis.

PichaEats, a social enterprise that feeds the needy and the marginalised has continued its efforts despite the government’s movement control order (MCO) announcement even though their orders for events were severely impacted around middle of February which affected their B2B sales due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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