The Debt Panel: ‘I am a single mother worried that my obligations are spiralling out of control’

SourceThe National
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

I am a single mother with two children. I was made redundant from my job as an executive secretary at a Dubai company in 2019, where I was paid a monthly salary of Dh9,000 and managed our expenses while my former husband paid the children’s school fees.

He has now also lost his job and can no longer support us. After I lost my job, my children and I moved in with my parents to save on rent.

My father retired in December and moved back to our home country, which means that we are again fending for ourselves.

I have managed to

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