ACTNews, JAKARTA - Since its launching in mid-April, the Humanity Care Line has continued to serve people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This free food delivery service continues to operate to serve the needy.
Until last Friday (6/5), Humanity Care Line has served around 1.1 million people, reaching thousands of villages in 13 cities in 3 provinces. The number of beneficiaries will continue to increase.
"Alhamdulillah, we have been until now, and we have benefitted 1.1 million people. The number will still surely increase," said Pungki Martha Kusuma, Coordinator of the Humanity Care Line.
Setiyani, one of the beneficiaries of the Humanity Care Line, was very pleased with this program. She was previously a baby sitter and a laundress. For a month, she has not been able to work. The 47-year-old woman now depends on assistance.
Setyani when received assistance from the Humanity Care Line. (ACTNews / Reza Mardhani)
"Oh God, I am very happy for the aid to help me survive. There is nothing I can say. Only the Almighty can repay you. I am very grateful and happy,” said Setiyani, who lives in Petamburan Village, Central Jakarta.
The Humanity Care Line also provides jobs for those who have been laid off. Many who have lost their jobs are employed by the Humanity Care Line
"Many of the beneficiaries have lost their jobs, and we are empowering them here. We have also empowered 1,000 people by providing them jobs as telephone operators and couriers to deliver rice to the beneficiaries, "said Pungki.
Mia was among millions who have been laid off due to COVID-19 pandemic. She now works as a telephone operator at the Humanity Care Line. Every day, Mia answers phone calls from people who are in need of help. She is grateful for Humanity Care Line because this program not only benefits the needy but also empowers those who have lost their jobs.
"With this program, ACT empowers employees who have been laid off like me,” Mia explained.
Pungki hoped that this program can continue because, in the midst of a pandemic, there are still many people who are living in difficulties. "Especially for impoverished families, this program will be very helpful. We expect support from benefactors with the hope that this program can continue in the future,” he hoped.