Aid for Herman's Family Living in a Cart

Herman and his family have been working as scavengers for 20 years. They have no permanent abode but a cart that they use to collect junk.

Aid for Herman's Family Living in a Cart' photo

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA - Mobile Social Rescue (MSR) Team - ACT Tasikmalaya visited Herman (55) and his family to provide aid for their daily needs, Monday (9/10). They are a scavenger family who does not have proper housing. Their only abode is the cart that they use to collect junk.

Herman and his family have worked as scavengers for 20 years. Previously worked as a waiter and as a factory worker. As needs increased, Herman decided to work independently. However, he never had any capital, and finally he and his family worked as scavengers. Herman's three little children also work on the streets as scavengers.

They leave and start working from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. They often have to work amidst chilly night winds and rain. The earning that they receive isn’t much, only enough for them to buy some food.

Fauzi from the Tasikmalaya MSR-ACT Team said that the aid given to Herman and his family is expected to ease their burden. In the future, there will be an empowerment program so that Herman’s family can live more properly. "Hopefully the assistance delivered can help the daily needs of Mr. Herman and his family," said Fauzi.

Overwhelmed with emotion, Herman expressed his gratitude and prayed for people who have donated through ACT. "Thank you very much. May Allah give you all good health," said Herman. []

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