Reading is the finest habit a person can develop in their life because, as the saying goes, you become what you read. Every person’s life is enriched by the presence of books.
Women who were previously self-sufficient are now the new face of poverty in Malaysia as the pandemic has definitely had an impact on their income and capacity to care for themselves and their families.
Mrs. Yasotha Rajendran makes a living by selling Tamil language and literature books to Tamil school teachers and the general public. However, due to the pandemic, she shed light on both the financial instability of her business and the severe impact COVID-19 had on her in the weeks after the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 that began on 1st June.
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” — A.C. Grayling
Most of her books are imported from India. She sells Tamil fiction and non-fiction books for both kids and adults. Without a doubt, our mother tongue conveys wisdom. Currently, she’s facing an immense financial problem and due to late payments, she is unable to proceed with selling books having all her stocks stuck in India.
Let’s double up our efforts by helping small business owners such as this enterprising woman who is feeling the pinch of this horrendous pandemic. Those keen to buy books at the same time support Yasotha’s business, kindly contact her at +60 17-447 6316.