Iftar Packages Distributed to Casual Workers in Ambon

The Covid-19 pandemic had a major impact on the economy of people in Ambon, including during Ramadan. ACT tries to assist them with various humanitarian kinds of humanitarian aid in this holy month.

Distribution of iftar meals for Ambonese. (ACTNews)
Distribution of iftar meals to Ambonese people. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, AMBON – The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has had a huge impact. For more than a year, this deadly virus has spread, causing activity restrictions and a decreasing economy. Many large companies have collapsed as well as small businesses. For casual workers whose income is uncertain, the situation is getting more difficult.

ACT has also made efforts to assist the community amid pandemics. ACT tries to fulfill the food needs in Ramadan. Monday (4/18/2021), takjil dishes were distributed to Islamic boarding schools and casual workers in Salahutu, Central Maluku Regency.

“Thank you for distributing takjil dishes for us from ACT with volunteers,” said Ustaz Rudi from Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School, Liang Village, Salahutu.

The distribution of takjil in Maluku is part of Ramadan Food Alms Movement initiated by ACT several days before Ramadan. The movement driven by community alms will run until the end of Ramadan.

“We have been distributing takjil since the first day of Ramadan collaborating with many parties. We distribute hundreds of portions of takjil for students, underprivileged people, and casual workers who still work outside when it’s time to break the fast,” explained Muhammad Syamsudin Mahu from ACT Maluku Program team.

Apart from Maluku, ACT’s Ramadan Food Alms Movement has also expanded to various regions. This movement aims to ensure food supplies by run food barns in the regions.[]