Exploring the Status of Community Capacity Building towards Urban Poverty Alleviation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mahaganapathy Dass1, Sarjit S Gill2, Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran3

1Mahaganapathy Dass, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Sarjit S Gill, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran, Working, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 04 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 34-36 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2121017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents the level of community capacity building attained by the urban poor minority group of My Kasih program participants towards urban poverty alleviation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MyKasih is one of the Non-governmental Organization focused to combat urban poverty issues in the country. This study was conducted at Kuala Lumpur urban squatters’ concentrated destination in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Qualitative approach was used where in-depth interview was used as the data collection method. The results show that the community does not have full capacity and they are still dependent on outsiders’ assistance. It is hoped that the findings of this study will contribute to existing body of knowledge within urban poverty and community development disciplines.
Keywords: Urban Poverty, Community Capacity Building, Urban Poverty.
Scope of the Article: Building Climate Systems