COVID-19 Collective for Orang Asli - Sedunia

COVID-19 Collective
for Orang Asli

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Orang Asli families helped

RM 158153

raised for the community


food baskets sent


hygiene kits sent

Made possible thanks to fellow Malaysians and these NGOs

Shaq Koyok Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam - KUASA KAMY Gerimis Art Project 4x4 Relief Malaysia ABIM Global Peace Foundation The Asli Co

Our Sponsors
Z Zurich Foundation
Duopharma Creador Garden International School FMC Corporation

Supporting Orang Asli families affected by the Movement Control Order

Images by Kenny Loh

Many Orang Asli communities are affected in one or more ways. Settlements with plantations are unable to transport their harvests out - this means zero sales. Areas devastated by excessive logging means that many are no longer able to live off the land. Grocery stores are out of reach to those from kampungs with lower accessibility (hours by boat, 4x4s). With no income, no access to alternative avenues of income, and no natural food source, their hands are completely tied.

Our Goals

There are over 50,000 Orang Asli families in Peninsular Malaysia, with a portion already being assisted by JAKOA, NGOs, and individuals. To ensure that no village will be left behind, this collective aims to:

  • Serve as a public dashboard for all Orang Asli relief efforts, where anyone and any NGO can register and track ongoing OA-related activities
  • Establish and manage an emergency fund and resource marketplace which can be accessed by NGOs/Community Champions in need

The Orang Asli Community

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Every RM100 raised will support an Orang Asli family for 2 weeks

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Make an impact with your organisation during this MCO

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Contribute to the cause while you #StayAtHome

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Post up help offers and lend a hand for those in need

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This collective aims to unite everyone who has a mission of supporting the OA community. Our role is to collate any and all data obtained by various parties involved in OA relief work, including JAKOA and ourselves. By sharing data and information and making it publicly available all in one place, we will be better equipped to embark on relief and recovery work where needed, and to continue to develop and empower the OA community.

Our goal is to build a knowledge depository and resource centre. Think of this collective as a collaborative census. Due to the ever-evolving and fragmented OA community, it is not easy to have a good grasp of what’s happening on the ground. But together, we can put together our different pieces of puzzle and get as close as we can to the full picture. This can only be possible with you and everyone else who is doing good work for the Orang Asli community!

Every NGO maintains the status quo: you do not need to stop any work you’re currently doing or to commit to any form of additional work. All you need to do is share your data and information on the communities you’ve reached out to. This includes details such as which villages you’ve been to, how many families you’ve helped, and the details of the aid you’ve sent in. Rest assured that all data submitted will be credited to you/your organisation!

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Help Requests

Arif Iman Mahadzer
Arif Iman Mahadzer is requesting


Support a student's Journey to the English Olympiad in Italy
Damansara, Selangor

Help Chloe Compete at the English Olympiad in Italy!We have an incredible opportunity at hand: Chloe Yap, a talented student from Premfield School, has been chosen to represent us at the prestigious HIPPO English Olympiad in Italy. We need your support to make her dream a reality.Chloe is the only representative from her category to be chosen to represent Malaysia for the HIPPO English Olympiad World Finals taking place this September.By donating, you'll help cover travel expenses, accommodation, competition fees, and other essentials during her stay. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a genuine difference in shaping Chloe's future and empowering her to reach new heights.Join us on this exciting journey by donating and sharing Chloe's campaign with your friends and family. Let's come together and show the power of community support.Thank you for believing in Chloe and helping her shine on the international stage!With gratitude,Mr Arif, Premfield International School


ISKANDAR FARID is requesting

In Dire Need Animals & Wildlife

Feeding Food To Stray Animals
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

I have seen stary animals going to sleep hungry without eating any food for the day, which is why I thought of using the privilege I have, to provide food to stray animals which included cows and dogs. Hence I planned with one of my friends and decided to meet for providing food to stray animals.The experience required planning as I gathered my friends, and found a place where we could find stray animals (dogs and cows). Furthermore, we had given food to stray animals before, so we had a rough idea of how to go about it.Going out with a group surely helped as we could provide food to more animals than I could have given alone and furthermore, it helped us to stand with the animal while giving them food as we had a morale boost in form of our friends nearby.Due to hunger sometimes the animals eat the garbage and much of it is not digestible,hence they die. This is why we decided to provide them with food that would not make them take harmful actions for the following day.In some or the other way, that we are the ones causing the problem by wasting food which could be of use for these animals. This is why I have started keeping biscuits in my car so that whenever I see a stray animal I can provide them with food and also I have stopped wasting food from my end to a major extend.To conclude, it was a really enlightening experience and I understood the impact of my actions and I will definitely try to nullify food wastage on my part. Do help/support me keep feeding them.


Mila Devenport
Mila Devenport is requesting

High Urgency Women & Girls

IT Volunteers Needed for Asian Women's Leadership University College
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

We are a charity that is establishing The Asian Women’s Leadership University College (AWLUC) in Penang, Malaysia. The AWLUC aims to build a global educational institution dedicated to empowering women to become engaged and socially conscious leaders who will promote cross-cultural understanding, regional development and international cooperation. AWLUC will be the first of its kind: a not-for-profit women’s liberal arts & sciences university in Asia, modelled along the tradition of the prestigious “Seven Sisters” colleges in the United States, which have produced graduates prominent in every field. You can learn more about us here: are currently seeking responsible and reliable IT and communications professionals who can volunteer their time and expertise to troubleshoot IT issues, advise on communications and support the establishment efforts broadly. You will be working with a small team of dedicated founders and advisors based in Malaysia, Singapore and globally and be part of a historic project.Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. The monthly time commitment will be between 4-10 hours.


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Help Offers

Chris  Chan
Chris Chan is offering

Poverty Alleviation

Job Opportunity
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Hi Sedunia,Salam Sejahtera.Nama saya Chris dari MBF Protection Services, salah satu subsidiary MBF Holdings Berhad.Kita ingin menawarkan peluang pekerjaan bagi warga-warga Malaysia terutama orang asli yang memerlukan untuk meringankan beban dan dapat menyara diri serta keluarga.Kalau dibenarkan, kita boleh mengatur sesi pengenalan dan temuduga di perkampungan orang asli.Terima Kasih.


Ismail Rasheed
Ismail Rasheed is offering

Housing & Infrastructure

Subang Jaya, Selangor


Turquoisearcher Trading
Turquoisearcher Trading is offering

Emergency & Disaster Relief

Pay it forward
Sila Pilih/ Please Select, SELANGOR

Hai, I'm offering a program called 'Pay It Forward' for those that want to helps homeless people and family in needs but no idea how to helps. The mission of this program is to spread love to others and build a better world for us.


Or, share one of these campaigns

Food for Perkampungan Orang Asli - Pos Tenau


Food aid for 142 families in 4 villages within Pos Tenau

by Ramesh Arumugam Chettiar

RM 3,100 raised

22% funded
Emergency Food Aid for 1208 affected OA families in Hulu Selangor


We are raising RM120,800 for Orang Asli families affected by the Covid-19 MCO in Hulu Selangor


RM 100,585 raised

83% funded
Celebrate Our Union by Supporting Orang Asli Families


We would like to raise funds with our friends and family to support Orang Asli families in need!

by Siew L

RM 5,900 raised

59% funded
Let's support Orang Asli families affected by the MCO in Malaysia


Donate any amount directly here or to any of the eWallet options and I will pool the funds together!

by Nicole Lim

RM 3,070 raised

123% funded
The Rice Bowl Project


Fundraiser for the Orang Asli Communities in Malaysia

by thericebowlproject

RM 5,000 raised

100% funded

OA Collective Network

This is a list of various governmental and non-governmental OA relief work in Peninsular Malaysia, gathered from publicly available records.

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Based on the latest data from JAKOA, there are over 50,000 Orang Asli families in Peninsular Malaysia. This collective aims to consolidate and digitise information of all relief efforts in one place, ensuring that every kampung has access to aid during this difficult time.

We also administer funds from the public and private sectors for the Collective’s relief and recovery programmes.

Scores of OA communities are already receiving aid from JAKOA, NGOs, and kind-hearted individuals. This collective aims to consolidate and digitise all Orang Asli information and relief efforts into one place, enabling greater accountability, transparency, and effectiveness.

Accountability for every sen raised. We want to make every good deed count. Together with JAKOA, we have access to data on the number of families residing in each kampung and the kind of aid needed. In times when many are needy, it is of paramount importance to prevent wastage of funds and food supplies, by doing our part in due diligence.

Transparency, all in one place. It doesn’t just end at fundraising. Supplies have to be purchased and distributed in a safe manner that does not endanger the community. Each kampung will be assigned a logistics team, whether it is an experienced JAKOA partner or an NGO who already has a presence in the area. Upon the successful closing of a campaign, we will publish reports on how the funds were used, together with photos!

Effectiveness in charity work. Keep track of fundraising efforts for every kampung right here. Find out which kampung has received aid, so you can direct help to those who are still struggling.

Due to the nomadic nature of some tribes, establishment of new villages, the growing population, and challenges of being able to liaise directly with the Orang Asli, we expect some deviation from the data. We are constantly adapting to changes on the ground and this may lead to adjustments to fundraising amounts or extension of the donation period. If such cases occur in our fundraising campaigns, we will update our pages and also send a notification to all our donors and stakeholders. This will also be a good opportunity for us to update our database.

We strive to be open and honest with our work and we hope for your continued support as this initiative grows and evolves. With centralised efforts for the community, we can ensure that no one gets left behind.

At the cost of RM100 per family, this is sufficient for 2 weeks’ of groceries. This is also inclusive of transportation costs, the amount of which varies from kampung to kampung.

Where necessary, we may also purchase the following items:

Rice Canned food
Flour Infant formula
Sugar & salt Bihun
Condensed milk Biscuits
Tea / coffee / Milo Anchovies and other dry ingredients
Cooking oil
Hand sanitiser Detergent
Fask masks Toothbrush & toothpaste
Sanitary pads and other feminine products Shampoo, soap and other toiletries
Baby diapers

In collaboration with Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli Malaysia (JAKOA), Epic is working as a coordinator to ensure that the Orang Asli community is taken care of during this epidemic and Movement Control Order (MCO). While JAKOA has received an allocated budget, it is sufficient only to help those that are in critical situations. This is why we are counting on fellow Malaysians to make this movement a success!

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Orang Asli Community Pages BETA

Find a community in our directory below and coordinate our efforts together so that no one gets left behind.
853 gazetted villages and 195 non-gazetted villages uploaded.

Note: As some of our data are based on JAKOA’s latest census in 2018, some of the information may not be accurate;
such as the GPS coordinates, photos of the kampung, population, and number of families. We welcome assistance in getting our database updated: just fill out this form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For NGOs

It doesn’t! Just register here so that everyone is kept up-to-date on which kampung has received aid, and we will update our database and credit your NGO accordingly.

There are several options:

  • Make arrangements with the nearest grocery store - you can enquire whether the store does deliveries, or an appointed OA can arrange for pick up
  • Fill out this form here or contact the Epic Hotline on +60 12-939 3622 with the following details:

Name of individual / NGO:
Person In Charge:
Whatsapp Contact:
Items to contribute:
Village to donate option 1:
Village to donate option 2:
Village to donate option 3:
Can you arrange for delivery? : Yes / No
Can you provide volunteers for distribution? : Yes / No

Just let us know here! We will have this link up so that interested individuals can donate there.

Request for funds from our emergency fund here. Do note that we have a due diligence process and upon approval, funds will be disbursed on a first-come-first-served basis.


This is possible for OA communities that are within Klang Valley. Check out specific community pages to see what goods can be donated!

For all other areas, in-kind donations are not available at the moment. Cash gives us the flexibility to purchase specific supplies for a kampung’s specific needs, and we will purchase the goods from a supplier in the nearest town to reduce logistical expenses.

We encourage everyone to donate online as it provides transparency of all funds raised and eases finance reconciliation work.

But if you’re unable to do it yourself, you may directly bank in your donation to:

Description: "Food Aid OA"

Please send the bank in slip to [email protected]We will then take 1-2 working days to check through the bank statement and update the campaign total amount with your donation.

Thank you in advance!

We hope to get as much support as possible so that no one gets left behind during this tough Covid-19 / MCO season.


Based on the list of basic needs published by JAKOA in their guidelines for aiding the Orang Asli community during the MCO period, RM100 should be sufficient for 2 weeks’ worth of supplies for the average Orang Asli family. You may refer to the list of goods and supplies in the Learn more section.

With reference from JAKOA's district officers as well as NGOs working in the area, we will assess the most critical supplies required for the village, and arrange for purchase and distribution within the stipulated 'RM100 per family' budget. This means that any transportation costs for the aid to reach directly to the villages will also be taken from the same amount. As such, the supplies that each village receives may differ from one to another.

Sedunia has waived all service fees for Covid-19 related campaigns, so besides the 2% payment gateway fees, 100% of donations go straight to providing food for beneficiaries. If you would like to support the team behind this, you can sponsor us here.

A combination of a priority list from JAKOA and recommendations from us and NGOs help us get a better view of the levels of urgency at each kampung. There are also variables affecting the speed of which a kampung receives aid: accessibility and logistical arrangements, availability of and distance to the nearest grocery store, and so on.

Together with JAKOA or an NGO already present in the community, we have the latest numbers of families in each kampung, and direct contact with the Tok Batin/Ketua Kampung to understand the situation on the ground. We will also ensure that only delivery partners with the relevant documentation, experience, and skills are allocated funds to arrange for purchase and distribution. Photographic evidence of the process is mandatory.

This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Check out specific community pages to see which villages require volunteers. Due to MCO restrictions and also safety guidelines for the OA community, volunteer mobilisation may not be possible for some areas.

We adhere to the guidelines set out by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.

Details of disbursement are available for specific fundraising campaigns - just click through to any campaign that you’d like to find out more.

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For Sponsors

We welcome all amounts of cash donations - for corporate donations (larger amounts) as well as in-kind donations, you can fill up this form here.

The minimum value for in-kind donations is RM1,000. As there are costs and resources required to mobilise in-kind donations, we would like to ensure that all efforts are as streamlined as efficiently as possible.

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