Single mothers to keep it asimple celebration this Hari Raya

Thankful: Salina (left) and Salmah having a chat after receiving their Raya aid at Madrasah Daud Al-Islamiah in Jalan Perak.

The Raya cheer will be mellow for this jobless 50-year-old.

While working in a school canteen three years ago, she had boiling oil accidentally splashed onto her face.

“I had to quit my job after that. Now I have to spend RM120 on a scar treatment cream regularly,” she said.

She stays with 10 relatives in the family kampung house which belonged to her late grandmother.

“I will just stay home this Raya,” she said.

Her neighbour Salmah Md Isa, 65, is also jobless and shares the same minimalistic sentiment for Raya.

“I used to work in a factory. Now that I am too old to work, I am reliant on my children and look after my grandchildren.”

They were among 60 single mothers and poor families who received cooking essentials and duit raya at Madrasah Daud Al-Islamiah in Jalan Perak, George Town, on Saturday.

The aid was a joint effort of Persatuan Penduduk Kawasan Kampung Dodol, Madrasah Daud Al-Islamiah, Majlis Kesetiaan Melayu Pulau Pinang, Datuk Keramat assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo and Penang Malay Association president Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff.

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