Vulnerable-in-Community Network has helped close to 90 tissue paper sellers, cardboard collectors: MSF

Most of the tissue paper sellers, and cardboard and tin collectors are men who are older than 60 years and have little education. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - A network that befriends and assists vulnerable individuals, such as tissue paper sellers, tin and cardboard collectors, has reached out to more than 160 people and assisted close to 90 of them since it was formed in 2019.

Mr Ian Chow, who oversees the Vulnerable-in-Community Network at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), said the aid given includes referring these individuals to government financial aid schemes, giving them free meals and even helping to clear their homes of clutter.

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