Having quit school after her primary education and faced with poverty and a lack of guidance, Nora ended up in a girls’ home. Eventually, she was lured into the sex trade and could not find a way out of her desperate circumstances.
During these tumultuous years, Nora was forced to give away three of her four children as she was unable to support them. She, however, decided to care for her son, Mohamed Irwan, who is now ten years old. As a devoted mother, she has set herself the goal of ensuring her son’s future and well-being. Her only desire is for him to go to school so that he can have choices in life denied to her.
However, trying to start over is seldom easy and for Nora, without any education, money or family support, the task often seems hopeless. Moreover, society is hesitant to forgive her past indiscretions and Nora is often stigmatized.
To add to her unfortunate situation, in March last year, it was discovered that Nora had two uterine growths, which are still being investigated. She has been advised that there is a strong possibility the growths could be cancerous. She endures much pain and her illness is taking a financial and physical toll on her.
1. New skills for her to become self-reliant
2. A job that will bring her a steady income
3. A home in which she can raise her son
4. Financial help for her medical treatment