Alms Solution for the Nation's Poverty

Through the action of Alms for Solutions to the Nation's Poverty, ACT and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) endeavor to initiate a Cheap Food Operation program to solve poverty problems in the community.

Cheap Food Operations
Illustration. Cheap Food Operations at Assuada Mosque, Koja District, North Jakarta, Friday (10/15/2021). (ACTNews/Abdurrahman Rabbani)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) recently launched the Alms for Solutions to the Nation's Poverty by presenting the Cheap Food Operation program. Through this activity, ACT provides food needs containing 10 kilograms of rice, 1 liter of cooking oil, soy sauce, salt, and protein foods at 50 percent cheaper prices.

ACT President Ibnu Khajar said that the Cheap Food Operation is a spirit to the community that alms are the solution to the nation's poverty. Currently, the Indonesian people are being overshadowed by the potential for acute poverty and do not have the money to buy food.

“We want to end poverty with our best alms. We believe that everything starts from our generosity and our shared passion. We also ask for support and prayers from the benefactors by setting aside their best alms," said Ibnu, at the launch of Cheap Food Operation at Assuada Mosque, North Jakarta, Friday (10/15/2021).

Ibnu said that poverty is still the main problem for Indonesian people. Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), as of March 2021, the number of poor people in Indonesia has exceeded 27.54 percent.

"The best charity is to feed our brothers and sisters in need. Insha Allah, this Cheap Food Operation will be a solution to the community. Let's solve poverty with our alms because everything starts from our shared generosity spirit," added Ibnu.[]