ACTNews, PALEMBANG – Almost 22 thousand Qurbani animals have been slaughtered and more than 12 thousand people have performed Qurbani through Global Qurban. The distribution of Qurbani was carried out simultaneously starting from the first day of Eid al-Adha to the three days of Tashreeq throughout Indonesia including Palembang, South Sumatra.
Global Qurban-ACT South Sumatra visited the residents of Pulokerto, Gandus, Palembang. The village located on the bank of Musi River is 500-hectare-wide and inhabited by 92 families.
“According to the residents, last year and this year, no sacrificial animals have been slaughtered in Pulokerto. Global Qurban-ACT is the only one distributing qurbani meat on this island. We distribute around 600 Qurbani meat packages to the local community," said Diwadia, the Branch Manager of ACT South Sumatra, Tuesday (7/20/2021).
600 packages of Qurbani meat are distributed to Pulokerto Village. (ACTNews/Aditya Marsello)
Pulo Kerto residents mostly work as farmers, casual laborers, and fishermen. Their daily income is uncertain and is worsened by the prolonged pandemic. This condition has deteriorated the economy of Pulo Kerto residents.
“We hope that the Qurbani meat delight not only reaches the underprivileged people in urban areas but also by residents on the banks of the Musi River who rarely consume meat,” said Diwadia.
The residents were grateful for the Qurbani distribution in their area including Agus. “Alhamdulillah, this year I can receive Qurbani meat. Thanks to Global Qurban-ACT who comes from far to our village. May Allah reward your kindness with His blessings,” he said.
In addition to Pulokerto, Global Qurban-ACT also distributed 8 cows and 5 goats or equivalent to 1,375 packages of Qurbani meat to impoverished residents in several areas of Palembang including Air Itam and Pupuy Villages, Borang and Salah Nama Islands, Sukawinatan Landfill, Kenten Laut, Banyuasin, and Pali. Collaborating with an Animal Slaughterhouse (RPH) in Palembang City, Global Qurban-ACT carried out the slaughtering and packaging processes at the same place while still complying with the health protocols to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.