TELEMARKETER Nurliyana Mohd Suhaimi was smiling from ear to ear when she received her RM250 Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) 2.0 cash aid recently.

The 22-year-old plans to use the aid she received to pay off some of her debts.

“It is not easy to earn a living with the rising cost of prices and though the aid may seem like a small amount, it is more than enough to ease my financial burden,” she told StarMetro.

Her sister, Nursobiha, 23, said she planned to save the amount instead.

“I’m planning to save the amount as part of my emergency fund, which can be used on a rainy day,” the technical assistant said.

The two sisters were among the 573 BR1M 2.0 recipients within the Tambun parliamentary constituency who received the aid at SK Jelapang in Taman Meru, Ipoh here on Sunday (June 2).

The counters were set up by the Tambun Umno division together with Bank Simpanan Nasional.

Another recipient, Zulkifli Mohd Dali, 30, said he would use the RM500 cash aid he received to buy necessities for his three-year-old son and a small sum to be given to his parents.

“My wife is a housewife and I’m working as a heavy machinery mechanic with only a RM1,400 monthly salary, which means that we do our best to get by everyday.

“Although it seems little to others, the aid has helped lift the economic burden of my family,” he said.