ACTNews, JAKARTA – The feast of Qurbani is a special moment not only for those who have been entrusted by Allah with wealth to perform Qurbani but also for impoverished people. For poor communities, Qurbani conveys hope because only on Eid ul-Adha they can eat meat. Their lives have been shrouded in economic hardship, making it difficult for them to consume meat.
Bahrun Saepudin (40) is one of them. He is a private driver in West Jakarta who has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, he worked five days a week. However, since the pandemic broke out, he has only worked twice a week. Hence, his income has dropped drastically. He can only pay rent and buy simple food to survive.
Meat became an expensive food item for him. Bahrun said he and his family eat meat only during Eid, when he has more money, and when given by neighbors. Apart from that, he and his family rarely eat meat dishes like beef or lamb.
Therefore, Bahrun was very happy when he received the best quality Qurbani meat from Global Qurban-ACT on Eid ul-Adha, Tuesday (7/20/2021). He immediately brought the Qurbani meat to his small rented house in Kampung Wadas, Kalideres, West Jakarta, and asked his wife to immediately cook it into delicious food.
“I will cook this meat into a stew because it uses soy sauce so the kids can eat it. If I cook it into rendang (Padangnese meat dishes) the kids won't like it because it's spicy,” Bahrus said with a smile. He couldn't hide his joy and enthusiasm from his face.
Bahrun says he is often sad when he sees his two children, aged 6 and 11, only eat simple food. “I thank Global Qurban-ACT team for giving me this meat and rice. My family is now finally able to eat meat again. The kids will be happy too. I hope that ACT will be more successful, and those who have performed Qurbani can get as much reward as possible from Allah,” said Bahrun.