Helping Mak Tia Support Her Family amid Restrictions

The activity restrictions that have been continuously extended has made it difficult for Mak Tia (60) to make ends meet. Working as a masseur, she has been losing her customers since the implementation of activity restriction policy.

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Mak Tia and her daughter receive assistance from Mobile Social Rescue – ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANDUNG – Mak Tia (60) is a woman from West Bandung Regency who works as a masseur. Due to the recent public activity restriction policy that has been extended several times, she has been deserted by her customers.

She still has a daughter to support who is now studying in High School. Sadly, due to the activity restrictions, there are only a few who use her service. "Due to the activity restrictions that keep being extended, Mak Tia has only a few customers lately," explained Husen from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) West Java.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) with the help of MRI volunteers provided assistance for Mak Tia through the Mobile Social Rescue program. Aid packages consisting of food, cooking utensils, and school kits were given to Mak Tia and her daughter.

"May Allah bless you with good health. Thank you for bringing aid packages to my house," said Mak Tia, Wednesday (8/4/2021).

The Mobile Social Rescue program is one of ACT’s programs that focuses on providing direct assistance for impoverished individuals and families. The aid given is not only in the form of food packages but also medical assistance, education, and housing construction.[]