As the sole breadwinner of the family, Mr Soh Yew Hoe, 41, works as a cleaning attendant at Resorts World Sentosa to support his family of 4. His daughter, Charmaine, 13, has been a beneficiary of the ST Fund since 2009.
Life has not been easy for the Soh family, who lives in a 3-room flat. The family gets by with Mr Soh’s meagre income of $1,600 per month ($400 gross per capita household income). “STSPMF has helped to lighten my burden greatly by supporting my children’s transportation costs,” said Mr Soh.
When asked what are the things he hope could be different, Mr Soh said, “I want to earn more money so that my family can enjoy a better quality of life.”