Hope Place comes to aid of widow and her young children


KUCHING: Hope Place recently came to the aid of a widow and her three children aged five, 10 and 14.

Hope Place representatives handing over food aid to Nasariah (centre).

Nasariah Bohari, 47, became a widow after her husband passed away in June.

“My husband used to be a chef at a hotel. He suffered from diabetes for a long time, and even had his leg amputated before he passed away,” a somber Nasariah said.

She added that after her husband’s passing due to heart failure, she and her children were left in a lurch.

“Although I’m grateful to my two adopted older children, who have assisted me in paying my rent and contributing RM100 on a regular basis, I still struggle, especially in terms of daily expenses and feeding my other children.”

She disclosed that she had applied for Social Welfare Department and Baitulmal aid but due to the movement control order and the ongoing pandemic, she would need to wait longer for approval.  

Nasariah was thankful that Hope Place provided her and her children with food assistance.

Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching can be contacted at 082-505987. Opening hours are from 8am to 5pm from Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays. 

The public can donate directly to bank account MBB: 511289001160 or visit its Facebook page to obtain the Sarawak Pay QR code. Receipts will be provided upon request.

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