Indigenous People (Orang Asli)

Our Program

Feed the hungry, treat the sick.

Churches in Perak are actively involved in an outreach mission to help improve the lives of the Orang Asli in their region. With your support, they can mobilise more resources to help more poor families and treat their sick people.


To provide basic healthcare services to men, women, and children in the village.


To bring rations and daily necessities to help stop the hunger of the poor family.


To teach villagers basic education so that they can get a job outside of the village to live in.


To build roads, water tanks, and toilets in the village so that their safety and health are guaranteed.

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Orang Asli in Malaysia

They are the poorest and most marginalised group in our country; many Orang Asli villages, even those located near small townships, do without paved roads, no electricity, no direct clean water supply, or sanitation services. The situation of the Orang Asli in our midst today exemplifies the clearest links between poverty, inequality, and the deficiency of human rights in Malaysia.

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Orang Asli population in 2019
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Orang Asli villages found in Perak
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living in hardcore poor condition
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family total income less than RM1169 per month

“I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me”

~ Matthew 25: 35-36

How Caritas Work

End poverty, promote justice & uphold dignity

Although cash-poor, the Orang Asli were for generations an independent people group. They provided for themselves and their families sufficiently through forest resources and subsistence farming. However, the increasing encroachment of native customary land has led to severe violations of almost all sectors of their basic rights – rights to clean water, food, health, shelter, security, and to live.

Medical Camp

Caritas connect with ‘Sahabat Orang Asli’ to promote public awareness and volunteerism in the church. ‘Sahabat Orang Asli’ has a team of people who are experienced in planning, coordinating, and hosting medical camps.  


Caritas collaborates with parishes in providing provision, logistics, and volunteers to Sabahat Orang Asli. We utilize our network with various ministries to share information and mobilise volunteers to help in the mission.

From The Catholic Social Teaching

Rights and Responsibilities

When someone is reduced to poverty,  we have an obligation to help. Leviticus 25:35 

The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities–to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.

Poverty, Inequality and the Lack of Basic Rights Experienced by the Orang Asli in Malaysia


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What is Caritas

Caritas is the charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Church. It is to spearhead the church’s social mission, to respond to humanitarian crisis, promote integral human development and advocate on the causes of poverty and violence.

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