Family of 12 loses both breadwinners (FUNDRAISING HAS ENDED)
Fundraising for Janaed & Janid
Family of 12 loses both breadwinners (FULLY RAISED)
Fundraising for Janaed & Janid
41-year-old Janaed and 39-year-old Jahid took on responsibility of shouldering their family’s debts and were providing for them. While the brothers were working hard to send remittances back home each month, two accidents robbed the brothers of not just their health, but also their ability to support their family of 12 back in Bangladesh.
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Jahid, the younger of the two, suffered a fall from the ladder in April 2018 while he was at work. Since the accident, Jahid has been relying on his wheelchair to get around. Since he was unable to continue working in the construction field, he has been unable to send remittances back home. Janid has two daughters aged 11 & 7 years old.
The real struggle came when the family also lost their second breadwinner in an accident. Janaed, who was new to the aircon company where he was working, did not have insurance coverage as the company had not processed his work insurance. Like most migrant workers, Janaed just took this in his stride and continued working day after day while not having proper insurance coverage. Unfortunately, Janaed suffered a bad fall in the chiller room on 8 November 2018. Although the fall was no more than 3 metres, Janaed is now paralysed from the neck downwards. Janaed has two young sons aged 4 & 2 years old.
Janaed used to send the bulk of his income, especially since the family has been relying on his income when Jahid stopped working. However, with both brothers medically unfit to resume work, the family is struggling to make ends meet back home.
Although the family has been trying their best to come to terms with losing their breadwinners, Janaed and Jahid's elderly parents are distraught about what their sons are being put through. Janaed has just been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to the High Dependancy Ward recently.
ROHI would like to raise $1,200 ($$300 x 4 months) for Mr Janaed and Mr Jahid’s family during this period. Please donate to give the family of 12 hope! Your donations can alleviate some of the pain that Janaed and his family are going through.
28 Feb 2019
Janaed has received his 2nd funds disbursements. He is thankful that he is able to remit some money over to his family back home. Thank you donors!
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25 Jan 2019
The case workers visited Janaed
In our recent visit, we were heartened to know that Janaed has been transferred from the High Dependency ward to the general ward. He has been scheduled for a transfer to Alexandra Hospital for his rehabilitation sessions, which are likely to last for the next 1-2 years based on his current condition. Janaed is now less reliant on the respirator and is more or less able to breathe on his own. He is also able to consume solid food, and has strong support from his younger brother as well as the case workers from the migrant worker advocacy organisation (SG Accident Help Centre) who are visiting him almost daily. His younger brother who is currently wheelchair-bound is assisting him with his activities of daily living. The brothers would like to thank the donors who donated to their fundraising campaign, as with the funds raised, they would be able to remit some money back home for their family’s living expenses. Meanwhile, Janaed’s younger brother is likely to be repatriated in 1 to 2 months’ time after his last medical appointment. He is worried that this would hinder Janaed’s recovery process. It would also be costly to bring Janaed’s wife and two young children over as he would have no means of supporting them, especially when he would still need to undergo rehabilitation sessions for a year or two. The case workers from SG Accident Help Centre would provide further updates once this has been communicated to Janed’s family back home and with their decision made known. During this period, our case workers are also in regular contact with the case workers from SG Accident Help Centre who are updating us periodically on Janaed’s condition as they visit him regularly. We are also thankful for their intervention to provide assistance to Janaed’s family!