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A hawker with a dream
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A hawker with a dream

“Three years ago, I started a hawker stall with my friend. We worked 15 hours a day and even opened another stall within the year. But we were over-worked and we soon burned out. I turned to drinking as a form of stress relief and eventually became an alcoholic. I raked up a huge debt...

It’s not easy, but I will try my best
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It’s not easy, but I will try my best

“My focus has always been on raising my kids – a set of triplets and two older kids. But with no support from their father, it was very difficult! Having two young kids with special needs, I had to quit my job as a food stall helper to stay home and take care of the...

I found healing through making soaps
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I found healing through making soaps

“As a single mom with anxiety and depression, starting my own soap business seemed like an impossible dream as I couldn’t afford the resources while supporting my young son. The people around me were not hopeful of my soap-making venture either. But my social worker, Jeanne, saw my interest and arranged for me to attend...

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