Generosity Accompanies Marfuah’s Eid

For the past two months, Marfuah has depended on aid after losing her source of income as a Quran teacher due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of the benefactors, Marfuah can at least cook some special dishes for Eid Al-Fitr.

Marfuah received meal packages from Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Humanity Food Truck (ACTNews / Akbar)

ACTNews, JAKARTA - For about 2 months, Marfuah can no longer work as a Quran teacher due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has lost her only livelihood. Even before the pandemic, she did not stipulate any amount of payment her students must pay.

"The activities in the Quran school has been halted. Since the pandemic, I haven’t earned any income. I can only stay home,” Marfuah said at her home in Kampung Muka, Ancol Urban Village, Pademangan Subdistrict, North Jakarta on Sunday (5/24).

Last Ramadan was very different for Marfuah because she relied solely on aid to make her ends meet. Luckily, there are still many generous people who care about her, including Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT).

Even until Eid Al-Fitr, ACT continues to support the needy not only through the distribution of meal packages, food from the Humanity Food Truck that came that day, but also rice packages that were distributed a few days earlier.

ACT Team delivering aid for Kampung Muka. (ACTNews / Akbar)

"Yes, we rely on aid from ACT for our daily supplies like rice, instant noodles, and canned sardines. I receive suhoor packages in Ramadan. Alhamdulillah for the assistance. "Alhamdulillah for the assistance. Recently, ACT gave us rice, and we also received eggs and oil from other benefactors. We are cooking egg curry for Eid," said Marfuah.

ACT distributed 500 meal packages from the Humanity Food Truck to hundreds of Kampung Muka residents. Some were delivered directly to the recipients’ house to avoid crowds.

"To reach more beneficiaries, we also sent our team to deliver the meal packages to the residents’ houses so as not to cause crowds. Alhamdulillah, the community welcomes our meal distribution today," said Robi Andriana, the Humanity Food Truck Action Coordinator.

ACT targeted impoverished residents in Kampung Muka to bring them happiness despite the difficult circumstances caused by the global pandemic.

"Today we are distributing 500 meal packages to Kampung Muka residents on the day of Eid Al-Fitr. Hopefully, amid the difficulties caused by the global pandemic, they can still be happy, thanks to the support from the benefactors, "Robi said. []