[Sponsored Report] KDB provides support to one-room dwellers
The center conducts various projects to help underprivileged people who live behind the lively shopping streets of Dongdaemun. Established in 2003, it aims to prevent them from becoming homeless and to encourage their participation in society. Five staff members provide welfare services for 330 single-room residents, including job counseling, medical services, as well as laundry and haircut services. Most of the residents are elderly people, and 45 percent of them receive living subsidies from the government.
The center’s chief Lee Kyung-hee said, “We were able to paint the rooms and provide iced water in the summer for the residents,” and thanked the bank. KDB has been supporting single room residents for 13 years. The KDB Daddy Longlegs Project is a different kind of social contribution project that was suggested by Chairman Lee Dong-geol. The Chairman commented, “The bank plans to expand the project to help people neglected by the society.”
BY KIM KYU-EUN [email@example.com]