ACT Delivers 17 Tuktuks to Gazan Beneficiaries this Week

These tuktuks are expected to support the beneficiaries’ productivity so that they wouldn’t depend on other people. This assistance also contributes to improving the Gazan economy effectively because it gives opportunities to the unemployed to empower themselves and empower them through sustainable programs.

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Palestinians in Gaza receive motorbike carts or tuktuks from Indonesian donors. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – As part of the empowerment programs for the Palestinians through Waqf for Business Capital Assistance, this week, seventeen tuktuks were given to the people of Gaza. Tuktuks play quite an important part in the lives of the Gazans. They are often used to transport goods or passengers. Hence, the provision of these tuktuks is beneficial to support the local Gazan economy.

Nader Abu Muharram (31), one of the beneficiaries who works in an electricity company, explained that the tuktuk that he received helps him to deliver pieces of electrical equipment to the customers’ homes. “Alhamdulillah, I have been employed,” said Nader.

Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response explained that this assistance was given as an effort to help the economy of the Palestinians in Gaza. “These tuktuks are expected to support the beneficiaries’ productivity so that they wouldn’t depend on other people. This assistance also contributes to improving the Gazan economy effectively because it gives opportunities to the unemployed to empower themselves and empower them through sustainable programs," hoped Said, Monday (8/9/2021).

Said explained that Nader was only one of the dozens who have been greatly assisted by the tuktuk waqf. Some other recipients use the tuktuks to deliver vegetables to the recipients and to transport displaced residents.

To further amplify the enormous benefits of the tuktuk waqf program for the recovery of Gaza, Said invites all generous benefactors to continue supporting this program. "Insha Allah, the more Palestinian families who benefit from this program, the faster the recovery of Gaza that we are struggling to support," concluded Said.[]