Making a donation doesn’t have to be a complicated process.

Brunei’s online retail store – KadaiRuncit.com – is committed in making this as simple, straight-forward and efficient as possible.

You can do good by purchasing a ‘Sedekah’ package via the KadaiRuncit.com website

Aizuddin Fakhri bin Hj Mohd Nasar, the founder of KadaiRuncit.com, told Neue that this was the first time that the public was being given the opportunity to purchase groceries, packages or bundles for underprivileged families.

“All this is made possible through our collaboration with Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT), a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) focussed on the issues surrounding underprivileged families in Brunei,” he said.

“Since April 2019, we have delivered to as many as 15 mosques around the country,” he added, noting that KadaiRuncit is also committed to donate $2 for every mosque it delivers to.

In conjunction with the upcoming holy month of Ramadhan, there will also be various packages (food and drinks) that the public can purchase via KadaiRuncit “for as low as one dollar” as a form of ‘Sedekah’ (the act of giving to the less fortunate).

On Wednesday (May 1, 2019), a strategic collaboration signing ceremony was held between KadaiRuncitBN Enterprise and its partners, namely Sabli Food Industries (B) Sdn Bhd, Bruneihalalfoods, Kowira DTB, Sharqiaa Hijab Brunei and SCOT.

Among other things, the collaboration between Kowira (an organisation aiming to meet the needs of families and individuals involved with the Royal Brunei Armed forces) and KadaiRuncit will enable individuals from the Kowira body to order groceries with ‘credits’, which can then be paid after they’ve received their salaries.

Aizuddin Fakhri bin Hj Mohd Nasar (2nd from Right), the founder of KadaiRuncit, is pictured with Hj Asrul Hamzi bin Hj Abdul Hamid @ Hj Sabli, the Managing Director of Sabli Food Industries (B) Sdn Bhd

Founder of KadaiRuncit with Dr Nur Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer of Bruneihalalfoods. Also seen in the photo is KadaiRuncit’s Head of Marketing, Siti Rafidah Hj Duraim

KadaiRuncit founder with Puan Hjh Suraya binti Hj Manggong, the General Manager of Kowira DTB (Koperasi Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei Dengan Tangunggan Berhad)

KadaiRuncit founder with Mohd Yusra Haziq bin Mohd Yuskhamri, the founder of Sharqiaa Hijab Brunei (Jeqenbell Enterprise)

KadaiRuncit founder with Anwar Mohammad (2nd from Left), the Founder and Chairman of the Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT). Also pictured at left is Khairul Azmi Salleh, Vice-Chairman of SCOT

Teaming Up To Make A Difference

So how did the kinship between KadaiRuncit & SCOT come to fruition?

“We met at the MSME Festival back in March 2019. In fact, our booths were facing each other,” said Anwar Mohammad (see photo above), the Founder and Chairman of the Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT).

The reciprocal relationship between the two bore life to both the Sedekah’ programme and SCOT’s Social Kitchen (local vendors), with the latter being an entrepreneurship platform focusing on the aspects of single-mothers, aiding them in terms of funding and logistics for a home-grown business.

Anwar saw through the old methods of bundled charity. And like an epiphany, he foresaw the advantages of opted collaboration with KadaiRuncit, with mutual benefits in infrastructure and logistics, hand-in-hand.

And where does SCOT see themselves in the future alongside KadaiRuncit, you ask?

Well, according to Anwar, SCOT and KadaiRuncit are like two-peas-in-a-pod, with both working correspondingly.

And now time for the hard question … “Would you be able to abolish poverty?” Neue asked.

Anwar, still firm on his ground, mentioned that it would be impossible to remove poverty completely, but with the growing rate of rising entrepreneurs and the new ‘Sedekah’ programme, these factors are sure to decrease and wane the percentage of poverty.

Have you ever thought of “lending a helping hand”? What are you waiting for?! Be sure to show your support by clicking here to check out KadaiRuncit’s website.

Privilege is often a sensitive and touchy subject, but seeing how these NGOs and kind-hearted organisations are coming together to fight something which is much larger than them … “it does put a smile to my face” (Yes! that was a line from Thanos of the Avengers movie which you can read about by clicking here!)