Raised of S$860.00
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Mr M*, 29 years old, comes from a rural part of Bangladesh where his father works as a farmer. In order to improve their livelihood and to escape poverty, he took a loan of nearly S$7,000 so that he is able to work as a construction worker in Singapore. He arrived in Singapore in March 2019 and earned a basic salary of only S$468. With overtime, he earns S$650.
On the 14th of April 2019, after working for only 1 month, he suffered an accident. While removing safety barriers, he tripped as the surface was uneven. He fell to the ground and sustained a fracture on his left leg. He was brought to a polyclinic and subsequently to a hospital for treatment. Mr M was given more than 40 days of MC; however, his company has only repaid him back a portion of his MC wages. He is still owned part of his MC wages.
MOM is aware of the accident, however; Mr M has been informed that there is insufficient evidence that states he sustained injuries due to a workplace-related incident. On the day of the accident, Mr M was working alone, and his employers argued that there was a lack of evidence and eyewitness to back up Mr M’s injury claim.
As a result, Mr M will not be receiving compensation. He feels deeply grieved by this outcome as he sustained injuries while at work and since he has only worked for 1 month, he has been unable to pay back the bank loans. Mr M is currently under immense pressure as he has been getting frequent calls from his agent for loan repayment.
Help Needed – Give Hope
Ray of Hope would like to raise S$860 (S$215 x 4 months) to defray Mr M’s living expenses while he seeks advice from a pro-bono lawyer on the next course of action. Please give hope to Mr M while he tries his best to seek the justice he deserves!
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of Mr M
December 5, 2019
November 2019 UpdateDear Donors, We recently met Mr M to disburse his last financial assistance. He has lost a lot of weight since the first time our case managers met him. He is expected to be in Singapore for another few more months as he is seeking recourse for his injuries. He…Read More
November 4, 2019
August 2019 - October 2019 DisbursementsDear Donors, We have met Mr M these past three months to disburse his financial assistance for the months of August 2019 to October 2019. He is due to return home at the end of November 2019 while his case goes under Common Law to contest his employer's claims. We…Read More
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