Crowdfunding

Bangladeshi Worker Cheated By Employer, Posted Heartfelt Video To Thank S'poreans For Helping To Crowdfund For His Debts

Bangladeshi worker Rajib borrowed $8000 to come to Singapore in hopes of finding a job to feed his family. However, his dream was crushed when he realized that his employer had cheated him. Things got worse when he was slapped with a police report for something he did not commit. Thankfully, Singaporeans have started a crowdfunding campaign for him and he will soon be settling his debts. He thanked Singaporeans for their kind gesture in a heartfelt video.

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WHY IN S'PORE CROWDFUNDING IS ONLY HOPE FOR PPL IN DESPERATE CIRCUMSTANCE

For example, the two crowdfunding last week – Jeanne-Ten who had to pay $5,000 in court fees or terminate her 12-year battle to get a public university to award her degree, because she alleged that it was due to her complaints against her supervisor; and human rights lawyer M Ravi whose 3-room HDB flat was foreclosed on 17 July by the bank mortgagee for arrears of $7,452.

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SG MAN IN COMA FROM HEART ATTACK IN TOKYO DIED SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING HOME

The Singaporean man who was in a coma in Tokyo, has died upon his return to Singapore. He had been medically evacuated from Tokyo after his daughter had raised the fund through crowdfunding. Mr Jimi Cheong, 62, arrived on home soil on Tuesday, May 2, but passed away shortly after.

He had been on holiday with his family in Tokyo when he suffered a cardiac arrest on April 19 and slipped into a coma. His daughter, Ms Eileen Cheong, 25, turned to crowdfunding to bring her father back to Singapore as her father's travel insurers MSIG said they were "unlikely to have a successful claim as his collapse was attributable to a pre-existing heart condition".

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MORE PPL IN S'PORE TURN TO CROWDFUNDING FOR HEFTY MEDICAL BILLS, WHY IS THIS SO?

More in S'pore turn to crowd-funding to pay medical bills. According to GIVE.asia CEO and co-founder Aseem Thakur, the platform saw 40 Singapore-based medical fundraising campaigns in 2016, double the number in the previous year. Almost all the fundraising campaigns that are started on GIVE.asia are able to reach their fundraising target, which goes to show that people in Singapore are very generous and compassionate

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