Yayasan donates $5,000 to displaced family of eight

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

YAYASAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (Yayasan) yesterday donated $5,000 to a displaced family of eight whose house collapsed earlier this week.

Managing Director Hj Brahim Hj Ismail presented the financial aid to Siah Hj Bujang at the Yayasan headquarters to help the elderly recipient and her family members after their stilt house in Kg Setia B gave way on August 24.

Siah and her family escaped without injuries, but the incident left them homeless and reeling from shock. They have temporarily moved in with their relatives next door.

“It just happened so fast that we didn’t know what was happening. We didn’t want to take the risk so we called our village head right away. We saved what we could and fled to my cousin’s house... We have no other place to go,” she said in a previous interview.

A statement issued by Yayasan said the donation was handed out as part of the establishment’s aim to provide assistance to the less fortunate.

Yayasan added its charitable acts reflected the deep care and concern of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and the royal family towards the welfare of Bruneians.

The Brunei Times