The Borneo Post

Hope Place aiding a mother with many burdens


KUCHING: Kathrine Edwin, 48, a wife and mother, received help from Hope Place Kuching recently. She lives with her husband and her five children.

Two of the children, aged 12 and 10 years, are disabled. They are slow learners and are enrolled in a special programme in their school.

Katherine’s husband is currently not working because he has a mental problem. She recalled that a few times she had to look for her husband to bring him home as he liked to wander off randomly.

On top of that, she also needs to give extra care to her two disabled boys and confessed that she does not dare to leave her boys alone at home.

With everyone in the family depending on her, Catherine is unable to work or find any source of income.

The family’s only income comes from Welfare Department’s assistance and from her eldest son, who although underaged, is working at a sundry shop as a cashier. According to Catherine, her eldest son left school after Form One. Hope Place is giving this family basic food aid once every three months.

Recently, Hope Place visited Katherine and her family who live at the PPRT housing area at Semariang Baru, a housing estate for low income people, and handed over basic food items like rice, cooking oil, salt, sugar, cereal beverage, noodle, biscuit, milk powder and nutritious breakfast(sponsored by Nestle).

For more informatio­n, Hope Place can be reached at 082-505 987. Opening hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays till Fridays) and 8.45am to 12.00pm (Saturdays).

Currently Hope Place supports more than 190 needy families. Those wishing to help can bankin their cash donations payable to ‘Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching’ at Maybank account 5112-8900-1160.

 ??  ?? Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan (left) handing over basic food items to Katherine.
Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan (left) handing over basic food items to Katherine.

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