Hi. Its Razali I’m from Malaysia. Some know me via jungle & elephant trips I lead as a guide since 1992. I’ve asked my good friend Floris to help set up this fundraising campaign.
The greatest treasure a man, husband and father has is always his family, wife and son. My own treasure is in Micklefield, Leeds – 10,567 kms away – and the last time I hugged and cried on the shoulders of my wife and 12 years old son was in October 23rd 2019, waving goodbye and exchanging kisses while assuring them that I will visit them every year as I have done since we got married in 2006. I returned home to Malaysia to continue my work as a jungle guide and an elephant mentoring guide while continuing my unpaid volunteer work with elephant conservation since 1990 – everyone said I had the best jobs in the world. My wife has a serious semi crippling form of Ankylosing Spondylitis and hence have problems in long journeys on vehicles.
Google TripAdvisor Kuala Gandah Zali and you will know more about me
It’s embarrassing to beg for help – I have always been successful in raising funds and equipment for elephant conservation @ my second love of life – yet I’m unable to help my own family financially. I will leave my 30 years’ conservation volunteering if my financial situation does not improve as my wife has stopped working and her mom about to stop working too due to kidney disease stage 2. She has an elder brother that was forced to move in to help the family financially albeit struggling with several loan commitments.
Due to the pandemic Covid-19, tourism is dead and buried in Malaysia since March last year taking away money that I used to earn as a jungle guide and elephant mentoring specialist. Malaysia is still struggling with the pandemic too.
I wasn’t able to send money regularly to my family as like me they have bills to pay. Schools will reopen early September and I would need to find money for our son’s school preparations as he attends school at Garforth Academy. And like every husband and father, they are the only thing life worth to suffer for.
The last 7 weeks I’ve been involved in 2 wild elephant rescues, a crocodile relocation and currently assisting with monitoring the safety of a family of 5 tigers in a jungle in between my odd low paying jobs that I can find. These volunteering work helps destress my mind from the financial pressure that is bothering me.
I’m in need of GBP 4500 of which some will be mainly used for my family’s financial commitments to settle, our son’s school preparations and a small amount to help me pull through until end of this year while restricting myself to only one good meal per week and fasting 4 times a week.
My wife recently went for a CA125 antigen test as asked by her doctor and we are refusing to think about the dreaded C and pray the coming results will turn up nothing serious.
PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND to everyone in your contact, Fb, IG or Twitter as I have no idea what else I can do…
God Bless you…wherever you are.
We will meet one day or in afterlife and I will hug you to say thank you so very much.