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NTUC FairPrice to raise $1 million for low-income workers: Senior technician Mohamed Hairi is the sole breadwinn...

NTUC FairPrice to raise $1 million for low-income workers: Senior technician Mohamed Hairi is the sole breadwinn...

Director of NTUC Care and Share Zainudin Nordin (from left) and CEO (Singapore) of NTUC FairPrice Seah Kian Peng … Senior technician Mohamed Hairi is the sole breadwinner for his family of eight, which includes four boys aged between 10 and 22 and his elderly parent-in-laws. His wife Haryati Ibrahim is unable to work because she needs to watch over their 16-year-old son, who was diagnosed with epilepsy last year. Hairi also found out that year that his kidneys were failing and he would require thrice-weekly dialysis. The NTUC-U Care Fund "really lessened my burden", said Hairi. His monthly salary is $2,500, about $1,000 less after his kidney failure was uncovered and he could not work overtime for more pay. His family, who have been recipients of the Fund since it started in 2009, get an $80 voucher annually that they use for groceries and $250 in total for the two schooli...

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