BINTULU: With the help of her neighbours, Nancy Semali’s plight has been made known.
Nancy, 33, a single mother of five, is a Penan from Long Belok Baram and lives with her children — Wilson Nancy (17), Sheary Nancy (16), Maky Grace (13), Clen (10) and Roland Prangly (6) — in a rented house at Lorong Mutiara 8A/8 Sungai Plan, Bintulu.
She has not been working for two months and because of that she has run out of food supply and is also behind on the monthly RM350 rental for her house.
Neighbours have helped Nancy by providing food and other necessities, but it is not enough so they had to find another way to ask for help.
Nancy previously worked at a restaurant with a salary of RM900 a month but after the implementation of the movement control order (MCO), the restaurant could not afford to pay its staff.
As a result, she was laid off two months ago, causing her to lose her income.
A non-government organisation (NGO) group has already sent food supplies and some pocket money for Nancy and one of her children to go to town to request for assistance from the Social Welfare Department (JKM) Bintulu.
Nancy needed to be accompanied by one of her children as she cannot read and write.
Three of her children are studying at SMK Asykirin, while one is studying at SK Tanjung Batu.
Anyone who wants to help can contact Nancy at 013-4274531.