Global Wakaf – ACT Supports Ilyah’s Business in Memory of Granddaughter, SJ-182 Victim Dinda

The late Dinda (15) wanted to help her grandmother Ilyah (59) to sell food once she had returned from Jakarta. Sadly, Dinda’s dream never came true as she died in the Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plane crash. Now, Iyah has to sell food all by herself.

Ilyah continues to sell friend chicken all by herself after Dinda passed away. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KUBU RAYA – The name Dinda Amelia (15) was written on the manifest of the Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 which crashed into the Java Sea in January 2021. Ilyah (59), Dinda's grandmother, still feels sad every time she remembers her granddaughter. The last moment when she interacted with her late granddaughter lingers in her memory.

"When she left (for Jakarta), I regretted not having a chance to kiss and hug her before she took off. Until now, I still feel sad every time I remember that," said Ilyah when Global Wakaf – ACT West Kalimantan visited her at her house in Limbung Village in Sungai Raya District of Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan, Saturday (10/2/2021).

There is one memento from her late granddaughter that Ilyah keeps: a plastic cup sealer that Ilyah uses to sell instant drinks and fried chicken in front of her house.

Dinda wanted to help her grandmother sell fried chicken because at that time she was still learning online. "She said, 'Grandma, when I come home from Jakarta, I don't want to work for others anymore, I want to help you sell fried chicken,'” Ilyah narrated.

Now that Dinda has passed away, Ilyah continues her business all by herself and visits Dinda’s grave every other week.

To enliven Ilyah’s spirit and make Dinda’s dream come true, Global Wakaf – ACT gave business capital and business mentoring through Waqf for MSMEs program with the hope that her fried chicken business can thrive.

"We would like to thank all of our Generous Friends who have supported this program through their prayers and donations. Insha Allah, a little that we donate will mean so much for them,” said Nircho Dwi Anggoro from Global Wakaf – ACT West Kalimantan. []