Known for his charitable deeds, this 20-year-old kind-hearted young man in Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan took the initiative to set up two food banks to help ease the hunger of poor families. R. Praviin has taken to his Facebook page to announce his initiative on launching two food banks in Port Dickson.
According to Praviin, he said he started the project four years ago when he was in Form Three where he used a portion of his pocket money to buy food for the poor. He was moved by his classmate’s predicament who came from an underprivileged family. Making sure that no one goes hungry, he began to help to donate basic food items such as rice, sugar, flour, milk and cooking oil from house to house with his teacher’s help.
As a form three student, he didn’t have enough money to do charity. So what he did was he saved his pocket money allowance
“While schooling, I was given RM20 per week as pocket money by my father and from that sum, I saved RM13 for the purpose of charity.”
He managed to save RM100 to RM200 but at that time, he could only help ten selected poor families in the area.
10 families were not enough and he aspired to help the poor on a big scale. In order to get more fund, he did odd jobs like washing cars.
Praviin managed to set up his first food bank at Batu 9, Teluk Kemang and the second food bank is located at Taman Mewah, Jalan Pantai
He told Bernama thatthat he could not help the poor on a big scale, so he just did what he could which is focusing on people in Port Dickson district. Praviin said he did what he could so that no one would go hungry – that is his mission which is to make Port Dickson a district with zero hunger among the poor.
Praviin now works at his father’s air-conditioning repair shop at Batu 9, Teluk Kemang and he earns RM1,000 monthly. He will ensure to set aside RM400 monthly for the food banks. According to him, his family has been supportive of his initiative.
Besides, his food bank initiative has so far received positive feedback from the local community. Praviin really likes to help people and he wishes he can help through education and food. Helping people is in his DNA and he intends to become a People’s Representative (MP) in the future.
Furthermore, the young man is also determined to help more people who are affected by the pandemic where some are losing jobs and source of income. Those keen to help him in doing charity can kindly contact him at 017-3234033.