After Eid ul-Fitr, Generous Friends Continue to Provide Food Packages for Garut Transportation Workers

"Thank you for the food packages, Alhamdulillah. Unlike other employees, I did not receive a Religious Holiday Allowance (THR)," Pak Lip, a Garut pedicab driver, said after receiving the food package.

Mr. Lip
Mr. Lip, a Garut pedicab driver, receives a food package. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GARUT – The Global Zakat Team has not stopped distributing food aid since Eid Al-Fitr 1443 AH. From Wednesday (5/8/2022) to Thursday (5/9/2022), the team assisted transportation workers in Garut Regency. Pedicab drivers, wagon drivers, and online motorcycle taxis benefited.

Pak Lip, a pedicab driver, was delighted to receive help from Generous Friends. Especially now, when rickshaw users in urban areas are scarce. Pedicab drivers cannot compete with modern vehicles such as motorcycles and cars.

"Since motorcycles and cars became popular, Garut residents rarely use traditional modes of transportation such as pedicabs. People prefer to travel in vehicles that are both fast and comfortable. Taking a pedicab is time-consuming. It is hot during the day, and when it rains, people get wet. I cannot do much," he admitted on Monday (5/9/2022).

Mr. Lip was grateful after receiving the food packages from the benefactors because the food packages meant a lot to him. "Thank you for the food package, Alhamdulillah. I did not receive a Religious Holiday Allowance (THR) like other employees," Pak Lip explained.

Rizky Nugraha, a member of the Global Zakat-ACT Garut Program team, explained that this program aimed to help transportation workers who do not have a fixed salary, are affected by the pandemic, and are also inferior to motorized vehicles.

"Alhamdulillah, donors continue to entrust their Zakat ul-Mal to Global Zakat after Eid ul-Fitr 1443 AH. Thus, we distribute it to Garut's transportation workers. Hopefully, it will be of assistance and use to the family," Rizky stated.

After Eid ul-Fitr, Rizky invites philanthropists to help impoverished residents. "As Alumni of Ramadan, we must maintain generosity during Ramadan," concluded Rizky. []