Aid - Destitute Philippine Family in Cancer Grief
I would like to raise an appeal for a poor family in the Philippines that was struggling with a mother who had acuter liver cancer.
The lady, Dominga Mapa, 73 years of age. DIED 20-01-2019 . ( Her daughter who has been caring for her is Rowena Mapa, who along with her other siblings are DESPERATELY SEEKING HELP FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES).
This family living in Catarman, the Philippines is very poor and their ONLY MEANS OF FINANCING her costly medical treatment before her death, was to borrow money from money lenders who charge at a fearsome rate of return! Borrowing is the only
option that this family had for the treatment - and sadly now for the funeral expenses
The family has already borrowed 20, 000 pesos which is equivalent to around £ 300 UK pound from money lenders on the security of their home. If they cannot pay back the money they will lose their home and everything they have struggled hard to earn.
Additionally, the FUNERAL COST IS 18,000 PHILIPPINE PISOS ( £300).
TO PHILIPPINE PERSONS IN THE POORER REGIONS THIS IS A LOT!
I am UNASHAMEDLY asking for Christian believers to help this lady. I, though a preacher of the gospel, am a pensioner and not
able to give any more than I have. I am making an appeal of mercy to raise money to help this poor family. Dominga also has a
broken hearted, sick husband, who has suffered two strokes already and is crying with the grief of the poverty and the death of his wife. Please extend mercy to this precious family.
I am asking a total of £800.00 ( approx $1020). This to cover the cost of money already borrowed to be returned with interest
to the money lenders and for the funeral expenses.