ACTNews, SURABAYA - "Finding water here is difficult, everything is dry. I have to walk for over one kilometer to get water," admitted Sugito, a resident of Maling Mati village, Tambakrejo Subdistrict, Bojonegoro. He was very grateful when the clean water distribution by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) East Java reached his village.
Throughout the dry season, ACT East Java has been committed to distributing 1 million liters of clean water to overcome drought. This commitment is shown by the delivery of clean water on a regular basis to a number of areas affected by drought in East Java.
Dipo Hadi as the Head ACT East Java’s Program Division stated that more than 500,000 liters of water had been distributed to the drought location this August. "On average, ACT distributes 20,000 liters of clean water per day," Dipo said.
Dipo Hadi also invited all elements of the community to participate in overcoming the drought through donations through ACT East Java or through the bit.ly/DermawanJatimAtasiKekeringan link.
ACT East Java’s clean water distribution also reached the eastern region of the province namely Pacitan. The assistance was provided to underprivileged communities who are severely affected by drought. "In the rainy season when they don't have to buy water, their economic conditions are already difficult," Dipo said.
Ngadirah, a resident of Pringkuku Village, Pacitan, revealed that ACT East Java's clean water assistance really helped the residents. "We have to take water by walking for kilometers," Ngadirah said.
Meanwhile, in Greater Malang, the distribution of clean water benefitted the residents of Sumbermanjing Wetan sub-district. The clean water assistance was provided for the continuation of the learning process in the Roudhotul Ulum Quranic School and Zainul Ulum Islamic Boarding School.
ACT East Java is committed to distributing clean water by collaborating with relevant stakeholders to massively overcome the effects of drought in East Java.