The Welfare, Women and Family Development ministry has set aside RM111.4 million for distribution to 7,500 poor households in Sarawak before year end under the 1AZAM programme.

Its minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said from January to the present, 2,314 of the household heads or 30.87 percent of the target had received the assistance.

“We still have a [...]

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has not authorised any party to use the 1AZAM logo.

“This includes for the reprinting of leaflets and books, on social networking sites, or for financial management and entrepreneur courses,” the ministry said in a statement here Friday.

The ministry owns the copyright of the 1AZAM brand and any [...]

The Government through the Penang Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama) has allocated RM500,000 this year, to be distributed to 50 household in the state, under the 1Azam Tani aid programme that is aimed to end poverty.

Its Director Habibah Sulaiman said so far, five participants had received assistance and attended briefing and courses for 1Azam Tani [...]

SUCCESS: Some 4,300 women in programme earn RM3,500 a month

KANGAR: MORE than 70 per cent of the total 106,947 participants of 1Azam’s “End the Poverty” programme have achieved the target of a RM300 monthly profit margin for three consecutive months, set by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

Its minister, Datuk Rohani Abdul [...]

PADANG BESAR, May 27 (Bernama) — From this year, recipients of equipment under the 1AZAM aid programme for the low-income group are required to attend a financial literacy programme to teach them how to manage their finances soundly.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said the programme was conducted using the module [...]

MELAKA, April 25 (Bernama) — Each day L. Marthaini, 39, will leave her home in Malim and head to the Taman Merdeka Wholesale Market at 6.30am.

However, her early morning routine does not consist of selling or buying groceries, instead she goes there to collect produce that are discarded by sellers.

“Vegetable sellers usually throw away [...]

KUALA LUMPUR: More people are benefiting from the 1Azam “End the Poverty” programme introduced by the government in 2010 to improve the standard of living of city dwellers, especially the low-income earners.

Through the Azam Niaga (Business) aid, participants were trained and guided through a socio-economic and innovative approach to pick the trades they were interested [...]

K. SARASWATHY has been running a small-time food catering business from her house in Kampung Kovil in Butterworth for over 10 years and she has always dreamt of opening a food stall someday.

The 58-year-old had a pleasant surprise when the Federal Government fulfilled her long time wish by providing her with a stall, utensils [...]

KUCHING: The Society for Kuching Urban Poor (SKUP) will help some 200 urban poor individuals build skills through 1Azam programme for self-employment.

The Welfare, Women and Family Development Ministry is targeting RM300 extra income per month to supplement the household income at the completion of training.

Work is the best route out of poverty and skills development [...]

KUALA TERENGGANU: When Mahani Dagang separated from her husband in 2009, she immediately put her “good hands” to use to bring up her brood of 10 children.

The 44-year-old single mother from Kampung Batin in Seberang Takir underwent a course in traditional massage and now earns between RM2,000 and RM3,000 a month running her own village [...]

Page 2 of 41234