The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) is pleased to announce that we are supporting the relaunching of our highly successful crowdfunding campaign MakanKongsi during the current Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) to ensure that the most vulnerable communities affected would not go hungry due to lost of jobs and income. During the first MCO, together with our partner ENGAGE, we raised over RM565,000 from generous Malaysians and gave out all the monies in 116 small grants to 51 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and community activists who were providing food and basic essentials to the neediest in their communities.
In view of the prolonged crisis due to COVID-19 and current MCO from 1 to 14 June, as ordered by the government, we are relaunching this campaign as MakanKongsi 2.0 (MK2.0) and it will be led by THE GOOD KITCHEN and ENGAGE. BERSIH 2.0 will be a Supporting Organisation this time, ensuring that there will be financial integrity and adherence to the mission of the campaign.
THE GOOD KITCHEN is a social enterprise who partnered with us during the first MakanKongsi to provide food to the homeless and migrant workers locked down in Kuala Lumpur city centre and who are still responding to the needs in their midst. ENGAGE is an NGO that focuses on electoral reform and human right issues and was the initiator of the first MakanKongsi campaign before partnering with BERSIH 2.0. Together with THE GOOD KITCHEN, they will coordinate the fundraising efforts and disbursement of grants to partners for MK2.0.
We call on the Malaysian public, both individuals and corporate to respond with generosity once again by donating to MK2.0, so that in the spirit of #KitaJagaKita, we ensure that no one goes hungry during these very trying times. We want to raise RM500,000 from now till the end of July to provide basic essentials to at least 30,000 of the most vulnerable people like the urban and rural poor, fishermen, Orang Asli, migrant workers and refugees, spread throughout the country. We support local NGOs and individuals who are responding to the desperate needs around them by giving small grants to them so that they can focus on providing basic essentials instead of worrying about raising funds.
To donate to MakanKongsi 2.0, please deposit to…
Name: Engage Network
Bank: Public Bank Berhad
Account No.: 3816630332
Reference: MakanKongsi 2.0
Or you can donate with your credit/debit cards or e-wallet here… http://bit.ly/Donate2MakanKongsi2
Together with our partners, we are committed to help as many needy people as possible during the two months of this campaign and we will strive to be transparent and accountable to our donors with weekly updates of funds raised and grants given out. Please follow us on our dedicated Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MakanKongsi2.
If you are an NGO or a community activist who are helping the vulnerable communities in your area, you may apply to us at http://bit.ly/MK2_PartnerApplicationForm. Do provide us with as much accurate information as possible so that we can approve your application quickly.
Let us #GiveWhatWeCan, so that #NoOneGoesHungry. We commit to channel 100% of your contributions to benefit communities in need.
Statement issued by:
The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0
The Board of THE GOOD KITCHEN
The Exco of ENGAGE