Ever since her husband suffered a stroke over a year ago life has been difficult for Rosnah Jaafar, 46, a mother of three. Husband Azmi Hashim, 48, paints houses for a living but having lost the use of his right limbs due to paralysis, he is now bedridden and no longer works. The couple live with their children in a rented house in Kg Manjoi. They survive on the modest income of their eldest son who works as a helper.
Rosnah formerly operated a food stall nearby but has abandoned the business due to neglect. “The stall is in pretty bad shape and needs to be repaired before I can move in,” she said. The gutsy lady is determined to be on her feet again considering the situation her family is in now.
“Rosnah deserves our assistance,” said Dato’ Zainal Abdidin Omar, CEO of Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan. Micro-credit worth RM6,000 will be allocated to Rosnah. The money will be used to repair the damaged stall and as capital to jumpstart her laksa business.