Global Wakaf – ACT Accelerates Post-Disaster Recovery in Selayar Through Business Capital Assistance

Global Wakaf-ACT disbursed capital assistance to earthquake victims in Selayar Islands Regency in an effort to help accelerate the economic recovery of the earthquake-affected community.

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One of the stalls owned by Selayar Islands resident who received business capital assistance. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SELAYAR ISLANDS REGENCY – Assistance for residents affected by the earthquake in the Selayar Islands Regency continues to be provided. To boost the economic recovery of the earthquake-hit communities, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) disbursed capital assistance to ten female business owners.

Firman from Global Wakaf - ACT South Sulawesi Branch said that the earthquake has caused a dire impact on the residents’ lives. The disaster damaged not only their houses but also their sources of livelihood. Hence, they need not only food and psychosocial assistance during the emergency period but also business assistance during the recovery period.

“Through business capital assistance, we truly hope that their economy will soon improve,” said Firman.

The ten women that received the capital assistance run small businesses that were severely affected by the earthquake“We are very grateful for the business assistance. We can go back to business to make our ends meet,” said one of the beneficiaries.

More assistance for the earthquake victims in Selayar Islands Regency will be provided. Hence, Global Wakaf – ACT invites the community to take part in the post-disaster recovery efforts by donating to this cause.

“You can take part in this effort by donating your best through the Indonesia Dermawan Website,” said Global Wakaf – ACT South Sulawesi Branch Manager Maskur. []