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A 'Singaporeans help Singaporeans' scheme

 5-bedded ward at Ward 66, Singapore General Hospital, on 20 February 2017.
5-bedded ward at Ward 66, Singapore General Hospital, on 20 February 2017.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

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Worried about not having sufficient financial resources to take care of themselves if they meet with an accident or suffer an illness, a group of friends decided to come together at age 40 to form a self-help group.

Their plan, where participation was optional, was this: On a yearly basis and over the next 25 years, to put in some money into a "tin can".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'A 'Singaporeans help Singaporeans' scheme'. Print Edition | Subscribe