Single mother Fione works three or four jobs, which she juggles between caring for her four-year-old child and seeing to the needs of her two older children, aged 14 and 16. Fione isn't able to hold a full time job because there's no one to help her look after her young child – she can't afford daycare and her mum isn't well enough to help with babysitting.
"Every job I take has to work around my schedule with the kids. I drive the older ones to and from school myself because I can't afford to pay transporter or school bus fees. Sometimes, I get good employers who don't mind me taking a little time off to do my chores," shares Fione, 42, a single mother who lives in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.