Igniting Light in Gaza

Aksi Cepat Tanggap provides a safe and economical alternative lighting system for Palestinians. At this stage, the assistance was provided to 10 underprivileged families in Jabalia.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Partners in Gaza installing a lighting kit in one of the houses. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - The Gaza Strip has been in electricity crisis since 2007 in line with the siege imposed on Gaza. The Gazans can only enjoy 4 to 7 hours of electricity a day. This condition makes it difficult for the people of Gaza to live their daily lives.

The lack of electricity also affects the operation of 130 water and sanitation facilities. As a result, the disposal of untreated waste causes environmental pollution.

Said Mukaffiy of Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Global Humanity Response stated that the lack of electricity has made it difficult for the Palestinians to do activities at night. Students haven’t been able to study after dark.

This October, Aksi Cepat Tanggap provided an alternative lighting system that is safe and economical for 10 underprivileged families.

“This energy-saving system consists of a switch and a 26-ampere, rechargeable battery supported by six pieces of six-ampere chargers. The batteries are charged through direct conduction. The batteries are able to provide lighting for 10 hours continuously when fully charged," added Said.

Through this assistance, Indonesian generous donors have improved the life of families in Gaza by solving their problems such as sleep disturbances, minor accidents when mothers have to cook at night, and lack of lighting for studying.

"Aksi Cepat Tanggap aims to help the lives of the people of Gaza. Thank you for your generous kindness. Insha Allah, this kindness will continue to flow,” concluded Said. []