4 women who overcame abuse and other misfortunes find fresh starts

(Clockwise from top left) Mervis Yeo Hwei Li, Siti Ilyani, Rafidah Kamarudin and Jenny Choo. ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, ALPHONSUS CHERN, ARIFFIN JAMAR, GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - The odds were stacked against them, but these four women rose above their circumstances, from abusive marriages to failed businesses. Now, they are looking forward to a brighter 2022 for their families.

Ms Mervis Yeo was running on empty.

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