Single mum with a heart of gold

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Single mum with a heart of gold

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By WANI MUTHIAH

She uses EPF savings to set up a home for underprivileged children

HER experiences as a single mother has shown A. Peria-nayagi, 51, how vulnerable children from broken homes are.

The mother of three, however, was lucky as she had a reasonably well paying job to fend for herself and her children.

“I always wondered what it would be like for unemployed single mothers and realised that their children must be going through rough lives,” said Perianayagi who had worked for a multinational company for 20 years before quitting in 1999.
  
Following her resignation, Perianayagi used more than half of her EPF savings to set up a home for underprivileged and destitute children in Klang in 2005.

Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Jee-van currently has 15 children and Perianayagi aims to give them the best possible in education and care.

One of her plans involve moving the children to a bigger house as more space would allow them room to play and move about.

“We are planning to move out from our current premises in Lorong Nam Nam to a double-storey corner unit in Taman Gembira. It will be more conducive for the children,” she said.

Perianayagi said that if everything went according to plan, the home would be relocated within a few weeks.

However, she said the home was in dire need of necessities such as electrical appliances and furniture.

“We need things like beds, tables, chairs, mattresses, pillows, refrigerator, a washing machine, computers and cupboards as well as other household things,” said Perianayagi.

She hoped generous well-wishers would come forward to help her by providing the necessary items.

“We are not asking for money but would be grateful if people provided us with these things,” she said.

Those interested in helping Per-satuan Kebajikan Rumah Jeevan can do so by calling 03-3372 2714 or 016-343 5359 or by visiting the home at No 3, Lorong Nam Nam, Taman Dato Amar, Klang.  
 

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