Monday January 28, 2013
Navin turns back on corporate world to help stricken communities
By LIM CHIA YING
A young man turns his back on the corporate world to provide clean water for stricken communities in Sri Lanka and Kenya.
IT IS a harsh reality that clean water – a commodity that we sometimes take for granted – does not come readily for impoverished communities several time zones away.
Having witnessed the sad situation on the ground, one young lad was driven to do something about it. Navin Muruga, 27, is determined to make clean water available – throughout the year – for less privileged groups in Sri Lanka and Kenya.
Advocating the cause of clean water has now become his full-time job.
“I worked for a British consulting firm for one and a half years, and though the job was well-paying, I wasn’t wholly satisfied with just making big bucks,” says Navin. “At that point, I felt a void in my life. I probably wasn’t suited for a routine nine-to-five job.”
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