Despite suffering from epilepsy, 30-year-old Wan Ahmad Nabil Wan Abdul Wahib won’t let his disability stop him from trying to make an honest living to help his family at Kampung Kutan Sungai, Wakaf Bharu.
Using his three-wheeled motorcycled, the young man offers to collect garbage since the end of last year so he could help his elderly parents and young siblings.
Like most people who have been forced to change fields in their career due to the declining job opportunities, the former masseur never expected to collect garbage as a means of earning money.
“Due to the MCO, I did not receive any customers for massages so I had to find a way to get money somehow. I had the idea to offer the service of collecting garbage for RM30 a month for houses and RM50 for shops,” he said.
The fifth child of 14 siblings, Wan Ahmad said that he now has 40 permanent customers that acquire his services.
“I would go out on my motorcycle right after dawn to begin collecting garbage.”
“The farthest location I can go to is just five kilometres away because of the travelling restriction,” he said.
He added that his initiatives are solely to support to his parents who are getting older besides helping his other siblings.
“I have not married yet but I have the responsibility to take care and support my family.
“I receive RM450 a month from the local Social Welfare Department (JKM) and donations from the villagers which helps me fix my motorcycle for my work as a garbage collector. I hope one day I’ll get a new motorcycle because this old one breaks down a lot,” he said.
To those who are interested in helping Wan Ahmad can contact him at 017 946 9285 or donate straight to his personal account Wan Ahmad Nabil Wan Abdul Wahib Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) 0301041000446946.