A Mother’s Sacrifice

Sometimes it’s hard to cover all my son’s school costs, especially with very little help from the government.

“I came to Malaysia more than 20 years ago to help my family financially in Medan, North Sumatra. I never expected to marry a Malaysian man and raise my 3 children here. Even though I’ve already settled down here in Kuala Lumpur, I’m still sending money to my family every month. I’m so grateful that the money we earn is enough to support both our family here in Malaysia and also in Medan. Two of my children have already graduated but the youngest is still in school. Since my eldest son hasn’t been able to help much with the expenses I made my decision to continue working instead of becoming a full-time mum and housewife. Despite everything I’m still thankful to God for what He has given to me and my family.”

Zamaliah, 47 years old, Medan