Bake-It Forward: Radiah
Life has thrown many challenges to Radiah and her family, but she has found new hope through baking.
For most of her life, Radiah has been a primary caregiver. From caring for her sick parents, to looking after her two brothers were both affected by seperate health problems, Radiah found herself struggling to find employment while coping with caregiver fatigue and stress.
Seeking assistance from an FSC under AMKFSC Community Services, Radiah was introduced to Bakery Hearts, where her curiousity for baking and experimenting with recipes began. "I noticed it was hard to find halal mooncakes," she recollects. "When I came here, I learned the recipe and studied the ingredients to make a halal one that more can enjoy!"
Her new skills and penchant for switching up recipes flourished when her neighbours, friends, and fellow Bakery Hearts bakers helped her to refine her bakes. "They said [my bakes are] very nice, and asked me to sell it online," she tells us bashfully. "My friends are helping me... but [I'm waiting] for my foundation to be stronger."
Radiah continues to juggle caring for her brother, who is recovering from a stroke, with her newfound passion for baking. But the relief and joy she feels while baking drives her to working towards starting her own business.
"When I see children smile after eating my bakes, I'm also happy," she reflects on baking a fresh batch of banana cakes for the young beneficiaries from AMKFSC Community Services' student care service, Spright Academy. "Now, I have more confidence - from having zero skills, to being able to constantly improve through learning!"
The #AMKFSCBakeItForward campaign features stories of empowerment and connections from bakers in our community 👩🍳 Bakery Hearts helps women like Radiah who face problems in life to support themselves and their families better by equipping them with necessary baking skills. Donate to their cause here.