Mdm Maryam*, 35 years old, is currently struggling to bring up three children away from her abusive husband. Mdm Maryam and her kids have suffered unspeakable abuse by a man who was supposed to protect and love them. Mdm Maryam’s husband is a compulsive gambler and majority of his money were used to fuel his gambling addiction. Even though he used to earn a decent salary as an engineer aboard a shipyard, he barely provided for his wife and children. He would also physically abuse Mdm Maryam and their innocent children. Mdm Maryam informed us that once her husband punched her so hard on the head she had to go to the hospital to receive treatment. Her children were also not spared from physical abuse despite their young age.
Mdm Maryam finally fled from her estranged husband after he threatened to kill her and their children. Mdm Maryam and her children stayed in a shelter for abused women and children for more than a year. Her children are currently under Child Protection Order and sees their father in the presence of a child protection officer. Being away from her abusive husband and finally being safe and independent, Mdm Maryam now works hard as a packer for a company. Even though the job is physically demanding, Mdm Maryam strives her best in order to provide for her three children who are between the ages of 4 – 13 years old.
As a single mother with 3 children, living expenses are extremely high and her salary is insufficient for the family of 4. Her kids are PR citizen and their school fees are expensive and Mdm Maryam struggles to provide for her children. Mdm Maryam informed us that while she is struggling financially, she is glad that she made the decision to leave her husband and strive out on her own because her children are finally safe and in a secure environment.
ROHI would therefore like to raise S$1,000 (S$250 x 4 months) for Mdm Maryam’s living expenses. Mdm Maryam and her children were victims of abuse and the resilient family is currently healing and trying to put the past behind them. So please help the struggling family out!
*Name has been changed in order to protect the identity of Mdm Maryam and her children.