Name: Thilagawathy A/P S.Supramaniam
Thilagawathy, 41, is a single mother who worked part-time as a taxi driver for a living. She alone needed to support her family including her son, Dinesh, who is an OKU due to a motor accident. This accident leaves Dinesh both eyes blinded, his legs and hand is injured and is unable to move freely. He needed to rely on wheelchair for mobility forever and in need of someone to take care of his daily routine. Thilagawathy has to bear this burden and the family fall into financial crisis as she needs to take care of Dinesh full time.
Thilagawathy told us that she really hopes she can secure her family financial condition by opening a nasi lemak business stall at roadside so that she is able to secure a good income within limited time while taking care of her son. She has a strong needs and hopes to be able to self-sustain with this business but sadly she doesn’t have enough capital.
How We Helped:
Throughout the assessment, Great Heart admired the positivity and courage from Thilagawathy and decided to help her with the capital (Rm600) to set up the nasi lemak business stall. We helped her to purchase all the necessary equipment such as canopy, rice cooker and groceries such as rice, anchovies, peanut, oil and others.
For Dinesh, we helped him to purchase the pampers, Ensure milk and wet tissue that he needed for 6 months with Rm300 subsidies monthly. Thilagawathy hopes more people can understand the pain and hardship that she went through and support Great Heart Charity for her sake.