Good Day to you.
I am writing in to seek assistance for a 70+ widowed old granny who struggles for her daily meal.
Ah Mah stays at VeerasamyRoad in a 3-room HDB flat.
She’s the flat ownership and currently staying with her PRC daughter-in-law (unofficially married) , 2 grand children – a boy and a girl.
One of her room was rented out to collect rental to pay SP bills and grandchild’s expenses. PRC lady didn’t gave a single cent to Ah Mah from room rental.
PRC lady works on a part-time job.
Old granny doesn’t know her actual employment as they weren’t on good terms for many years.
Ah Mah actually had a son in his 40s but he passed away 8 years ago.
She didn’t shared much on his death. When her son died, his CPF was inherited by PRC lady.
Granny has no income or pocket money after his son’s death.
Every morning, she wakes up around 5.45am pushing her big trolley going around back lane trash bin to look for cardboards, soft drink cans and e-waste to sell it for cash to buy her daily meals.
Sometimes, she makes a few dollars or even penniless. Neighbors sometimes buy her meals.
I have donated canned foods, white rices to her 2 months ago. I also understand from my neighbor that PRC lady is a wicked lady in her 30s.
She even threw away some of the Ah Mah food stuff in the fridge. Actually, any stuff in the house belongs to Ah Mah. PRC lady has no right to discard. I donated a 16″ table fan to Ah Mah few months ago.
She told me her table fan was gone. She suspected that wicked woman could have thrown or given it away.
Neighbors kept asking Ah Mah why is she granting the wicked lady to stay together since she’ has no respect for her. Ah Mah pampered her grand children so much because she missed her dead son.
Ah Mah has joint problems and high blood too. She took medication on high BP.
Her medical expense was paid by her uncle (her deceased husband’s younger brother)
Several times, the PRC lady has arranged property agent and urged her to sign transfer of flat ownership.
Ah mah is smart enough and didn’t do so otherwise that wicked lady will kick or thrown Ah mah out of her flats.
Old granny bought instant noodles for her meals when she makes small pocket money from cardboard collection.
Gilbert, I sincerely hope you and your team could help and provide granny with daily meals.
May God Bless.
Thanks & Kind Regards
Editor’s note: we are trying to establish if we can connect with the cardboard collector directly. If you spot the Ah Mah collecting cardboard in your area, please let us know.