ACT Provides Integrated Community Shelter, Encourages Economy of Semeru Eruption Victims

Aksi Cepat Tanggap fully supports the development of integrated comfortable housing for Semeru eruption victims in Lumajang. The plan began on Wednesday (12/29/2021) with a visit to a conveniently integrated community shelter and a brick factory in Candipuro District, Lumajang.

ACT's integrated building design
ACT's integrated building design and comfortable residential plan for Semeru eruption victims in Lumajang, East Java, during a construction site visit on Wednesday (29/12/2021). (Saiful Anam/ACTNews)

ACTNews, LUMAJANG – According to the Lumajang Regent's decree, the handling of the Semeru eruption disaster has entered a recovery period. In response, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) launched some recovery programs, including an integrated community shelter (ICS) and a brick factory that empowers Semeru eruption survivors.

The team will build an integrated community shelter in Sumbermujur Village, Candipuro District, Lumajang. The benefactors visited the integrated community shelter are and brick factory on Wednesday (12/29/2021). Chief of Advisory Board of ACT, representatives of the regional government, and the Indonesian Military attended the event.


Ahyudin explained that the integrated community shelter that ACT constructed was a gesture of solidarity with the Indonesian people to assist the victims of the Semeru eruption. ACT received a significant mandate to convey Generous Friends' donations within a month.

The goal of building an integrated community shelter is to provide survivors of Mount Semeru's eruption with a more comfortable place to start their new lives.

"The disaster's victims must recover from their grief as soon as possible, and it is not enough to provide food only. ACT and Generous Friends will build the construction of ICS. ICS will be completed and can be occupied in the future. We send the best wishes for the victims so that they recover as soon as possible,” said Ahyudin on Wednesday (12/29/2021).

Brick production center involves residents and victims affected by the Semeru eruption. (ACTNews/Saiful Anam)

ACT will construct 100 residential units. Each unit has a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The size of the building is 6 by 4.8 meters. Impoverished people and the elderly will live in this shelter. 

ACT initiated the development of brick production in addition to integrated comfortable housing. The factory is an effort to empower the community's economy by involving residents and affected victims. The bricks made by the residents will be sold and used for residential development in the future. ACT will purchase ten brick production machines to maximize community benefits. []