A Lifeline for the Urban Poor

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It is said that the larger and more developed a city is, the greater the chances of seeing people living out on the streets. And so, when a city is big enough, you will find needy individuals and sometimes families, in need of shelter, food and drink.

One common way in which help comes to these unfortunates is in the form of soup kitchens, not just as a part of food-sharing programmes, but also in lending emotional support, finding job placements and providing basic medical care. Penang has quite a few of these.


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