Ramadan Charity Basket; Portrait of a Recipient – Mihrul Nisa
SimplyIslam’s Ramadan Charity Basket is happening for the 7th year running. This year, we interviewed 4 of our recipients so that our donors may know more intimately how and who they are helping.
When I first set out for the interviews, I expected heart-wrenching stories and tearful pleas for help. What I got instead was stories of resilience and a lesson in dignity and faith.
While the upcoming videos are seemingly short, it’s only because the recipients were happier to speak without a camera in front of them. Watch this short video of Mdm Mihrul Nisa and read a longer version of her story below.
Mdm Mihrul Nisa suffers from kidney failure and has been going for dialysis for a year, although she has been ill for 9 years. She also has heart disease and is on heavy medication. She lives with her husband and son and only his son is working part-time after his NS stint. Her husband does odd jobs but he’s already in his 70s.
The dialysis sessions are time-consuming and it depletes them of not just funds but her energy too. She laments how after the 4-hour-long sessions, she is nauseous and weak. Mdm Mihrul Nisa says that dialysis patients are “awaiting death” and that every few weeks, someone she usually meets at her dialysis centre leaves this world and there’s a silent countdown to who will be next.
She says all she can do is trust in God and believe that everyone has their own unique set of challenges and that this is her journey.
Mdm Mihrul Nisa is appreciative of the help she’s been receiving from the Ramadan Charity Basket and looks forward to the food provisions so she can cook something special for the upcoming Hari Raya.
Stay tuned for the other interviews over the next few days. Don’t forget to share and donate generously so we can continue to help Mdm Mihrul Nisa and others like her whose lives are plagued with ill-health.
For more details on the Ramadan Charity Basket and to donate, please visit http://ramadancharity.eventbrite.sg