Best Generosity Helps People Rise Amidst Economic Downturn

In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the community must also face soaring prices of various basic necessities. For this reason, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) partners with the national zakat institute of Global Wakat to invite the public to take part in actions of kindness especially through zakat-ul-fitr distribution this Ramadan.

Residents smile after receiving food package assistance from benefactors. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia have shown a downward trend in the third year of the pandemic. However, various elements of society are still feeling the severe impact of the pandemic on the economy. Many people who lost their jobs are still unemployed, and many small businesses are struggling to revive after being hit severely by the pandemic.

Sadly, the soaring prices of basic needs have only made it more difficult for many families.

“Even under normal conditions, many people find it difficult to buy basic needs. Now, people’s purchasing power has not recovered fully from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) President Ibnu Khajar, Monday (4/11/2022).

Responding to the current conditions, ACT and the national zakat institution of Global Zakat invite the Indonesian public to make this Ramadan a moment to serve those who can’t afford food.

"In the moment of Ramadan, we invite everyone to pay the best zakat, infaq, and sadaqah to provide services and distribution of food aid for our brothers and sisters, both near and far, who are being tested with difficulties," said Ibnu.

Rice package for zakat which weighs 5 kilograms to be distributed to the beneficiaries. (ACTNews)

This Ramadan, Global Zakat launches payment services for those who want to pay their zakat easily and conveniently through the Global Zakat web page. The collected zakat funds will be distributed in the form of 5 kilograms of packaged rice to the beneficiaries in various parts of the country through 88 ACT branch offices.

"People can pay zakat, sadaqah, and even waqf through the nearest ACT branch offices, or through various online channels such as the Indonesia Dermawan crowdfunding website," explained Ibnu. []