Distribution of Hygiene Kits

Project Distribution of Hygiene Kits

To provide necessary hygiene items to those affected by the longhouse fire

Project Partners Brands Outlet Boulevard, MAA (Shomos) & Limetree Hotel Kuching

Distributed hygiene kits and other in-kind items received from kind donors

Locations Ng Sumpa Longhouse, Sarawak
Period May 2014

Distributed: • 36 hygiene kits • 8 bags of used clothes • New kitchen utensils • 11 boxes of new shirts


The 36-door longhouse at Ng Sumpa caught fire on 13th May 2014, leaving 120 beneficiaries homeless. MERCY Malaysia Sarawak Chapter responded to the ill-fated event by distributing hygiene kits. The hygiene kits distributed contained bath soap, cleaning detergent, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, sarong, pails, water scoop and clothes brush. Other items distributed to the affected families included 8 bags of used clothes, new plates, bowls, cups, mugs, spoon and forks donated in-kind by donors.


MERCY Malaysia received heart-warming in-kind donations from Brands Outlets Boulevard Branch, MAA (Shomos) and Limetree Hotel Kuching that were distributed to those affected by the fire. The affected families were accommodated in a temporary stay while some lived with their relatives nearby. The aftermath of the catastrophic event destroyed their belongings as well as their harvest for the year.