(Currently, the project has renamed as Build the Home; Build the Future 築。動未來)
Based in Singapore, Sarah is a payments professional with a global bank with more than 10 years of experience in the cards and unsecured lending business. Prior to this, Sarah was from the Fast Moving Consumer Group (FMCG) industry, working for companies like Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) with a major in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore.
A passionate advocate in empowering education to women and children in less privileged communities, Sarah has been working with Future Village Nepal since 2012 to spearhead education with the long term vision of eradicating poverty through micro-financing. Together with Christie, Dambar and the kind support from Hong Kong and Singapore donors, she led a project to build a medical outpost in Katunje Ward 9 in Nov 2014 to provide basic medical amenities to the villagers. Post the April 2015 earthquake, together with 4 volunteers from Hong Kong, Sarah and her husband Alfian Michael Sharifuddin formed a relief mission team to distribute relief funds, food and medical supplies to the villagers in May 2015.
As part of the post earthquake rehabilitation efforts to rebuild earthquake-resistant homes in Future Village Nepal, Sarah is the project leader in Singapore leading fund-raising projects and coordinating with organizations e.g. Nepalese Society of Singapore for Project 100 Homes (now named asBuild the Home; Build the Future 築。動未來).