ACT and Bank Indonesia Office of West Sumatra Donate Clean Water to Nagari Malampah After Earthquake

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and the West Sumatra Regional Office of Bank Indonesia gave away 10 water tanks to residents in Nagari Malampah in Pasaman after they were hit by a major earthquake and landslides.

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Water tanks are brought to each hamlet in Malampah. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PASAMAN – The earthquake that rocked Pasaman was followed by a flash flood that caused the water sources in the area of Nagari Malampah, Tigo Nagari District, Pasaman, to be polluted by debris.

Emi, a local resident, told ACTNews that getting clean water had been quite difficult after the disaster. “I had to walk one kilometer just for clean water,” she said.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) together with the West Sumatra Regional Office of Bank Indonesia worked together to solve the lack of clean water in Nagari Malampah. On Saturday (3/19/2022), 10 water tanks were handed over to the villagers of ten hamlets in Nagari Malampah.

“One unit will be able to supply clean water to 15 to 20 families,” explained the ACT West Sumatra Branch Manager Aan Saputra.

The water tanks were distributed at ten locations namely Siparayo, Padang Hamlet Mosque, Baitul Amal Mosque in Melayu Hamlet, Nurul Haq Mosque, Pisang Hamlet, Nurul Iman Mosque, Tokeang Hamlet, and Rawang Hamlet.

“The locals were very grateful for the water tanks. We truly hope that what we have helped provide will benefit them immensely," added Aan.[]