Empowering Community livelihood in Upper Kinta Basin as part of post Covid-19 MCO Strategy
The implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb COVID-19 outbreak has affected the targeted communities badly. The Orang Asli communities depend on daily wages as well as forest foraging for their survival as well as many of the peri-urban communities in Klebang Selatan work in daily paid activities such as own business, sewing, contract works, construction labour and etc.
The project is conducted under the Hasanah Special Grant 2020 (HSG2020) aims to improve the economy of and create alternative livelihood for peri-urban and urban communities located within Upper Kinta Basin post-COVID-19 pandemic especially in Orang Asli villages and peri-urban communities near Tanjung Rambutan in Perak.
Target groups/Beneficiaries (Total Expected number of beneficiaries):
- Kampung Tonggang (372)
- Kampung Makmur (625)
- Kampung Sungai Suloh (167)
- Kampung Chadak (474)
- Klebang Selatan (800)
Duration: 2020 - 2021
Funder: Yayasan Hasanah
Partners: Ipoh City Council (MBI), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Perak, Perak and State National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN)
- To improve and create immediate alternative livelihoods among Orang Asli located within Upper Kinta Basin.
- To improve and create alternative livelihood for per-urban communities located within Upper Kinta Basin.
- To create a synergy between per-urban/urban communities and Orang Asli for environmental-related economic activities.
- Construction of eco-trail with the Orang Asli communities is completed but yet opened to the public.
The eco-trail will be the new hiking trail up to Mount Korbu with starting point being at the Orang Asli Kampung Makmur, creating livelihood opportunities for the locals when tourists come for the hiking activities. Besides that, by engaging the local OA communities in the construction works of the eco-trail, they have earned additional income from it.
- Orang Asli community from Kg Tonggang has already started preparation on outdoor recreational space and established a corporation named “Koperasi Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Tanggong Berhad”.
- Established KRT Klebang Selatan Tapioca Chips Processing and Selling Centre which was launched by the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato' Haji Rumaizi bin Baharin @ Md Daud. It is a food production initiative managed by the community group especially B40 communities at Klebang Selatan to support their livelihood.
- The Centre also act as a One Stop Centre (OSC) platform for urban farming, processing and marketing of community food products. The KRT Klebang Selatan has published their own Tapioca Chips Facebook page and their product being sold at a petrol station in Bercham, Ipoh.
Links to the community products:
Facebook page: Kerepek UBI SEDAP (@kerepekubikayuyummy)
Business site: Kerepek Ubi Sedap
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