Mother’s Day tributes: the Hong Kong mums dealing with bereavement, child illness and coronavirus misery

Two of our single mothers tell the South China Morning Post how they find the strength to soldier on amid pandemic challenges and other traumatic hardships in life.

Zhen (not her real name), lost her husband to cancer, but soldiers on as a role model for her children. Photo: Edmond So
Tsoi in her Chai Wan flat. Photo: Winson Wong

Two of our single mothers were recently interviewed by the South China Morning Post as an extension of our social media campaign “Mother’s Day Tribute.”  The two mothers Mrs Zhen and Mrs Tsoi shared their stories on how to find the strength to soldier on despite all sort of life challenges and the pandemic.  Read the article to find out how these resilient Hong Kong mums deal with bereavement, child illness and coronavirus misery with our support. 

It takes an immense amount of courage for our families to open up and share their personal journeys, given that they have been through extreme and sometimes traumatic hardships.  The mental, social and financial crises faced by these families are exigent.  To us, there is nothing more important than resolving these family crises that could otherwise end in tragedy.

We believe curing the root cause is the only long-term solution that could ensure these families lead a sustainable livelihood, and which is why we chose to focus on family empowerment.  The support from our donors and volunteers allows us to continue to bring hope to more families in crisis so they won’t have to face their crises alone – join us to cuddle families in crisis with love!

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