Raised of S$2,850.00
86Days to go
Determined to turn over a new leaf for his family
Kumar was the sole breadwinner of his family of 10. The 38-year-old has four children (8, 6, 4 and 3) from his current marriage and was also supporting his four step-children (18, 14, 12 and 11).
In 2019, both Kumar and his wife were both incarcerated. Their incarceration has inevitably separated the family. Kumar’s biological children and step-children are currently cared for by Kumar’s elderly mum and his relatives.
The rehabilitation of ex-offenders is long and often difficult as there are many issues affecting them. For Kumar, reconciling his relationship with his family is his main source of worry.
“I really just want my children to be back together. I want to go back to being the provider for my family and children.”, he tells the caseworkers.
As part of his programme in the halfway house, Kumar will be starting his forklift course this March. He took up the course to upgrade himself and to prepare for his employment. The 38-year-old told us how his incarceration has filled his life with guilt and regrets, and he wants to spend the rest of his time making it up to his family and children.
To support Kumar as he starts afresh, Ray of Hope would like to raise $2,850 ($950 x 3 months) for:
- Daily expenses while Kumar seeks employment: $450 x 3 months
- Groceries for his family: $500 x 3 months
*Kumar is not receiving any SSO assistance.