Malaysian Woman With No Hands Sews PPE for Front Line Workers


A Malaysian woman is inspiring many people online by sewing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic despite not having hands.

Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari made headlines after posting a recording of herself sewing PPE for medical workers on Facebook on Sunday, according to World of Buzz.

“This is what I do with the Teluk Intan community college staff team and a few sewing volunteers around Teluk Intan who are eager to help. May our affairs be blessed,” she said via Sinar Harian.

“Many people want to see how I sew with my feet so I said ok, I’ll show you my skill. Sewing PPE shirts for front-liners is very encouraging,” Norfarrah said.

About 400 meters (1,312 feet) of fabric is cut by tailors at the college and at home before being delivered to volunteers to be turned into PPE.

Norfarrah is part of #CommunityToCommunity, a Charity and Social Responsibility (CSR) project that involves 10 members from the Teluk Intan community college. The PPE sewing activities were originally held by a group of volunteers consisting of 30 community seamstresses whose goal is to aid frontliners at Teluk Intan Hospital and the Teluk Intan Health Clinic.

Feature Image Screenshot via Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari

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