Maria Sinnasamy, 42

Saya sudah dua tahun menjadi suri rumah tangga, iaitu selepas saya kahwin. Tapi sekarang, saya sedang mencari kerja. Saya sedang cari kerja kerana memang susah untuk menyara hidup kalau hanya satu orang sahaja yang bekerja. Kos barangan memang meningkat dan gaji pun sedikit sahaja. Sebulan, saya dapat guna RM300 sahaja untuk membeli bahan makanan. Saya langsung tak simpan duit pun. Saya pun risau jika ada berlaku apa-apa kecemasan yang memerlukan duit.
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I have been a housewife ever since I got married two years ago. But now, I am starting to look for a job. I am looking for work because it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a household with only one person working. The cost of goods is certainly increasing yet the salary remains so little. I can only afford to use RM300 per month on food items. I do not even have enough money to start saving. I am worried what would happen if there is some sort of emergency and I would have to spend money I dont have.

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