Zaitun, a disabled woman, uses YouTube knowledge to sell donuts to help her family
IPOH: For the sake of survival, a disabled woman (OKU) persevered in learning how to make donuts on YouTube before selling her cakes at the Polo Field recreation area, here to help generate income for her family.
Zaitun Ibrahim, 35, spent almost more than eight months on the YouTube platform to ensure that the donut cake mix produced was fluffy and soft, and he is now able to earn about RM100 a day, as a result of donut sales.
According to Zaitun, due to the relatively high cooking class fees, she who was tested with a cold on both legs and left hand since birth due to high fever, has used the social media platform as a ‘teacher’ and guide for her to make delicious donuts.
“The money I have is enough to eat for me, my husband and 17-year-old daughter to continue living and because of that I only refer to YouTube to learn how to cook.
“Based on the video recording (on YouTube) I improved the existing recipe in order to maintain the quality of my selling cakes and help my family by selling doughnuts,” she told Bernama at his home in Flat Kinta Heights here recently.
Zaitun, who uses a wheelchair and is pushed by her husband Haizul Yit, 45, will start appearing at the Polo Field as early as 5pm to sell donut cakes for RM5 per set of 3 donuts with various flavors such as strawberry, chocolate and banana.
Zaitun who recalled the poverty of her family said that until now she does not have an identity card because her birth was not registered when she was born and her parents are Thai citizens.
“I was born at home by a midwife without adequate birthing equipment, also by family problems at that time when my father left us,” she added.
“Because of that, I am not eligible to apply for any aid or incentive for the disabled from the Social Welfare Department (JKM) and it is even sadder when I cannot receive treatment at the government hospital and have to rely on drug stores because I cannot afford to go to a private clinic,” she said tearfully.
Zaitun said that despite being tested with various trials and challenges in life, it was not the end. Rather, the situation made her more enthusiastic to continue changing her family’s fortunes, including working on various businesses such as basket weaving, flower arranging, and confectionery.
The truth is, deep in the corner of this woman’s heart, there is a sadness when she is unable to expand her business due to the lack of an identity card.
Therefore, Zaitun hopes that there are related parties in the government who can help him to get an identity card so that the future of her and his family can be better protected.
source – BERNAMA