Mdm Yantie, a 29-year-old Singaporean, lives in a cramped two-room rental flat with her family of six. She is a mother of four, age 9 to 1 years old. Her husband, Mr Mohmad Azehar currently works as an assistant mover, and only earns about S$500 per month. He is being paid daily with the nature of his job being assigned-based, hence he is not entitled to CPF Contributions by his employer. His income is barely sufficient with so many mouths to feed in the household.
Despite the family’s current financial situation, Mdm Yantie recognizes the importance of education and how it would be enable her children to break free from the poverty cycle. Hence, she refuses to compromise on her children’s education, no matter how stretched the family’s finances are at the end of every month. Mdm Yantie suffers from anemia and diabetes, while her youngest son has asthma. As he has been admitted to the hospital numerous times since he was born, the couple has incurred some medical bills amounting to S$1,000. Ms Yantie herself has outstanding medical bills of S$2,647.80 from her previous visits to the hospital.
Although the couple feels apologetic towards their children for not being able to provide them with anything more than what they can afford now, their only wish is for everyone in the family to remain healthy as they would not be able to afford paying the medical bills, and for their children to grow up healthily and happily, just like other children. Mr Mohmad Azehar is also actively looking for full-time employment so that he can have a regular income.
As Mdm Yantie's financial assistance from Social Service Office (SSO) is ending this month and subjected to approval when she renews her application, ROHI would like to raise S$330 per month for four months to defray Mdm Yantie’s expenses for her children’s diapers and milk powder when her renewal is in process.
Your kind contribution will go a long way towards lightening the financial burdens for Mdm Yantie and her family!