Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Nurain is an American Muslim abandoned by her Malaysian husband following an accident two years ago.
Lian See hands over cash to another single mum whose budget was stretched as a result of having to buy new shoes, uniforms, school exercise books and bus fares for her children's new school term
These are just some of the more recent single mums that JS has been able to assist, the others include:
Victoria Santaselvam and her 4 kids, 2-12 years old from Jalan Ipoh ,
Panjali Muniandi and her 5 kids 3years to 16 years from Sentul,
Rena Raju with 3 kids of her own and one from her dead sister, 2years to 6 years from Lembah Subang
Eshwari and her four children from Desa Mentari, Sunway
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
JS was able to give her a single mattress for her daughter (so she doesn't have to squeeze with her little girl on one mattress) and we're now looking for furniture to turn her flat into a home for free of course. Today, we were able to bring some measure of joy in her life when we handed over a bamboo shaped coin box filled with coins that had been donated by an Ivy Chew. We don't really know how much is in it but its a start for this mother and she is truly touched to know that there are kind folks out there like Ivy who are willing to lend a hand when help is needed, albeit on a more discreet way. For now, Siti knows that JS is here to help her and its only a matter of time before we'll get her the things she needs and hopefully someday soon, she can be reunited with her beloved son...
Check the pictures out.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
She relies on her skill as a hairdresser to make ends meet but where her shop is located, just one door away from Jumble Station itself, means that she is never sure when or how much she can earn in a month because the customers are all from the poorer sections of society.
Recalling how tough it is to be a single mother Irene says that when she first decided to rent a shoplot there, hers was the only shop in that exact location and customers were few and far between. No buses ran through the new area and she had to walk her kids to school each day and back. Business has since picked up but even then, there were many times when customers would come into the shop, have their hair cut and then inform her that they ‘forgot’ to bring their cash! This makes it really tough for her to meet her RM800 rental at times, causing her to sometimes be late in her rental payments.
Still this plucky single mum has managed to make a life for herself and her kids and just last month she managed to save just enough to get her very own place at Jati Flats across the road from the low cost Angsana Flats. Her rationale for buying the flat? “I didn’t want to pay someone else’s housing loan by renting for the rest of my life so I saved as much as I could to ensure we have our own place where no one can kick us out if they want to,”she says.
Well, more recently Jumble Station was able to assist Irene in a practical manner – NST journalist Charles and his wife Lisa from Bangsar wanted to give away their 8-month old sofa set and has asked whether JS wanted it. We sure did! We brought Irene over to meet Lisa and collect the sofa set (one two seater, one three seater and two single seaters) for her new flat. See accompanying pix.