'Without financial aid, I wouldn't know what to do,' says mum with health issues

Madam Maniseh Mustapah with her son Muhammad Rasul Osman Ghani in their rental flat. Madam Maniseh, who used to be a cleaner, had to stop working due to health problems and depends on the $850 a month that her family gets from the ComCare Short-to-Me
Madam Maniseh Mustapah with her son Muhammad Rasul Osman Ghani in their rental flat. Madam Maniseh, who used to be a cleaner, had to stop working due to health problems and depends on the $850 a month that her family gets from the ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance scheme to get by. Her son also has health issues.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Madam Maniseh Mustapah, 43, is beset by a host of problems.

She has multiple health woes and a son who is mildly intellectually disabled. She also had a violent husband whom she has now divorced.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline ''Without financial aid, I wouldn't know what to do,' says mum with health issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe