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Hossain was employed as fitter in the shipyard industry since 2006 when he first came to Singapore. On 29 November 2018, the 41-year-old met with a workplace accident. While he was working, approximately 80 heavy wooden panels fell onto him, injuring his back and left leg badly. Despite being in extreme physical pain, his employer had refused to issue the Letter of Guarantee (LOG) for him to proceed with his MRI. Hossain now depends on physiotherapy sessions in hopes that he would get well enough to work again.
Back in Bangladesh, Hossain was supporting 11 family members. This includes his parents, wife and two sons aged 6 and 3. Both his elderly parents suffers from medical issues such as diabetes and require regular medical appointments. His two younger sisters and their families are living under the same roof as them and are dependent on Hossain for sustenance too. As the sole breadwinner, Hossain is worried as he has not been providing for his family financially since the accident.
Prior to the accident, Hossain was earning a basic salary of $520 per month while working without any off days. Every two to three months, he would remit at least $500 of his savings for his family back home. Now, Hossain and his family has been borrowing money from relatives and friends to support themselves. In addition, Hossain has incurred debt of $5,000 when he took a loan for the agent’s fee when he came Singapore to work.
Unable to support his family for more than two years, Hossain is worried about his family’s future.
Ray of Hope would like to support Hossain by raising $3,500 ($700 x 5 months) to help the injured worker and his family with their living expenses.
August 17, 2021
An update on Hossain
Dear donors Thank you for donation towards helping Hossain! Hossain has recently returned home to Bangladesh and is now together with his family. Ray of Hope has previously disbursed $2,100 ($700 x 3 months). Ray of Hope will continue to work with community partners to disburse the remaining amount to…Read More