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Man raises S$708 for Potong Pasir stall makcik, food donated to mosque

Help for elderly woman running hawker stall hard hit by pandemic

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Singapore – A man held a Facebook live and raised over S$700 for an elderly woman running a hawker stall and donated the food cooked to a nearby .

Mdm Nisah, a 65-year- running a Muslim food stall at Jin Biao Coffee Shop in Potong Pasir, has been affected by Covid-19 such as the ban on dining in during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).

It was reported that some days Mdm Nisah’s sales did not cover her daily rental cost.

Still, she would frequently donate the unsold food to a nearby mosque instead of throwing it out.

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She also helped a disadvantaged man in the neighbourhood by handing him some food and .

Mdm Nisah’s kind gestures did not go unnoticed because on Monday (Jun 14), a man who refers to himself as Boimax started a Facebook live video and visited her stall.

Boimax urged others to visit Mdm Nisah’s stall during his two-hour-long video.

He highlighted several times in the video that Mdm Nisah had difficulties with a noticeable limp in her gait.

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Boimax explained that the walking difficulties were caused by an injury from a fall about 30 years ago.

Mdm Nisah is also a widowed mother of two sons and one daughter. One of her sons died in a motorcycle accident and left an 18-year-old grandson in her care.

She also supports her daughter’s family after the latter suffered a pay cut amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boimax also posted an update on Facebook, thanking members of the public for their “strong support and donation of S$708”.

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They were able to donate the food cooked by Mdm Nisah to a nearby mosque and personally handed over the money raised to her. She was moved by the gesture.

“Without us, she might not go through this and even have an off day this Wednesday,” wrote Boimax.

“She really drop tears for this small amount. She is an idol for everyone even problem come to her, but she still giving out free food to the poor and homeless,” added Boimax./TISG

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