He was the sole breadwinner of his 8 kids until a motorbike accident threw his family’s life into disarray. Mdm Anita’s husband used to work as a lorry driver on a contract basis and could earn a salary sufficient to feed his 8 children back home. Now, the father of 8 has just undergone his 4th surgery and is still recuperating from severe limb injury. He is unable to move around independently and has to be reliant on his wife for constant support and care. Mdm Anita is concerned about the expenses at home and is worried about putting food on the table for her 8 children, especially with her youngest at 4. The family has also accumulated few months of arrears during this period of time.
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The thought of going back to work did cross Mdm Anita’s mind as after all, she used to work as a GRAB driver before her asthma conditions prevented her from doing so. However, it wasn’t a viable option now that she is appointed by the doctor as her husband’s main caretaker. The family is currently surviving on monthly state assistance but are struggling to get by, especially with 8 growing children. Moreover, out of her 8 kids, 4 of them has medical conditions. Her 16-year-old son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in early childhood. Although he has been treated with chemotherapy, he requires cancer therapy and long term follow up to monitor his condition. Her pair of 12-year-old twins also suffers from eye conditions and require constant follow-up with the hospital. Mdm Anita’s 9-year-old son suffers from dyslexia and often has difficulties with learning at school.
Over the months, the family has also accumulated SP bills of over a thousand dollars. With no source of income and her husband’s condition being on prolonged hospitalization leave, the family struggles with day to day living.
Thus, ROHI would like to help give hope to Mdm Anita and her family during this period of time. Your $300 will help to defray a partial sum of their food expenses, where the bulk of it will go towards purchasing of groceries as the family cooks and seldom eats out to cut back on costs. ROHI is targeting to fundraise $1200.00 ($300 x 4 months).
*Mdm Anita and her family are currently receiving state assistance of $1500/ month.
31 Jan 2019
The case workers caught up with Mdm Anita over her cheque disbursement last week. She told us that she is getting busy with her children's academic activities during this period. She also updated us that her husband has recently undergone another surgery for his leg injuries and is currently recuperating at home.
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17 Dec 2018
Mdm Anita and her family joined us for Christmas!
Mdm Anita and her family recently joined us for a Christmas Celebration with 50 other beneficiaries and their families. The kids received gifts and had a day filled with fun, food and laughter (Refer to the pic attached)! She is thankful for all the help that she has received so far especially when the family lost their sole breadwinner. Mdm Anita also informed us that her husband’s leg will only fully recover after 2 years. She is hoping for his condition to stabilize so that she can go out and take on some part time job in the near future!
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07 Nov 2018
Mdm Anita's first disbursement!
With your help and your kind donations, we were able to pass Mdm Anita her first cheque disbursement of $300.00. The family of 8 is especially thankful for your kind giving during this period of time. Mdm Anita’s husband is still going for follow ups and is unable to work. The family is reliant of social assistance during this period of time to get by. Hence, your donations have really helped with putting food on the table.