GlobalGiving’s Assistance for Disaster-Hit Farmers in Central Sulawesi

GlobalGiving, a humanitarian organization from the United States, supports farmers who were hit by the earthquake and soil liquefaction in Central Sulawesi in 2018. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the farmers received staple food packages.

Food aid was provided to underprivileged families and farmers in Central Sulawesi. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PALU - In November 2020, GlobalGiving simultaneously distributed food aid to seven regions in Indonesia. In Central Sulawesi, 400 staple food packages were distributed to farmers and poor families in Palu City, Sigi Regency, and Donggala. Among the beneficiaries were farmers in Karawana Village, Dolo District, Sigi Regency.

The farmers were very happy with the food aid that they received. They hoped that they will also be assisted to repair their broken irrigation system that was damaged by the 2018 Central Sulawesi earthquake.

"Alhamdulillah, I am very grateful, and I thank ACT and GlobalGiving for their concern. The food aid that was distributed amid the Covid-19 pandemic has made us happy," admitted Iqbal, one of the beneficiaries. ACT volunteers in Central Sulawesi reported that farmers could no longer cultivate their lands because the earthquake damaged irrigation channels. Farmers are now working odd jobs, doing whatever they can to make a living.

Apart from Karawana Village in Sigi, ACT also delivered food packages from GlobalGiving to the people of Limboro Village and Lampo Village in Donggala Regency. Around 200 staple food packages were given to single mothers, families with orphans, and the elderly. In Balaroa and Kawatuna villages, food aid was given to survivors of the soil liquefaction. As a result of the disaster two years ago, they lost their homes and families. They are now slowly rebuilding their lives. They were also grateful for the food aid that was distributed to support their recovery after the massive disaster. []