Global Wakaf Builds Wall for Banyuasin Residents

The Sri Kembang villagers have been relying on the water from the village mosque as water sources dry up during drought.

On the first day, the team dug five holes, Wednesday (12/18). The team targets to dig five holes in a day. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANYUASIN - Global Wakaf - ACT has begun the construction of 26 Family Waqfs Well in Sri Kembang Village, Betung Subdistrict, Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra. On Wednesday (12/18), the team successfully dug five holes for the Family Waqf Wells.

"Alhamdulillah, on the first day we dug five holes for the 26 Family Waqf Wells that we have planned. Our target is indeed 5 wells that we can complete every week, "said Reza Ardiansyah as the Head of the South Sumatra ACT Program, Thursday (12/19).

According to the Global Wakaf – ACT team, the digging of the wells can be done in less than three days. The installation of a well ring takes at least two days. The building materials to make the well rings are also on their way to the location.

Sri Kembang Village is an area suffering from a clean water crisis. During dry season, the water sources will dry up completely, and, eventually, the residents will rely on the village mosque to meet their daily water needs.

The Global Wakaf – ACT team is digging one of the wells. (ACTNews)

"During dry season, the water sources completely dry up because Sri Kembang Village is surrounded by oil palm plantations. Residents sometimes rely on the water from a water puddle that is not suitable for drinking. Fortunately, there is a company that relays water to the village mosque, so that residents can get clean water from the mosque during dry season, "said Reza.

 Outside the dry season, there’s actually enough water in the village. Unfortunately, it is not clean. "There’s enough water outside dry season, but it’s not suitable for drinking. For drinking, the villagers still rely on the water from the mosque. With the wells that we dig, we hope that the residents can get clean water from their own water wells," hoped Reza.

From 2015 to 2019, Global Wakaf has built 363 wells spread across 23 provinces in Indonesia, benefitting 380,423 people. These wells were built thanks to the helping hands of generous people who were willing to give their wealth to bring happiness to others. []