Maemuna Telik, A Qurbani Beneficiary: Sometimes, We only Eat Rice with Salt

“Sometimes, we have nothing to eat. When there is no side dish, we will only eat rice with salt or sometimes with salted fish. We only eat meat on Eid ul-Qurban,” said Maemuna Telik, a Qurbani meat beneficiary in Kletek Village, Malaka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

Maemunah Telik.
Maemunah Telik, a Qurbani meat beneficiary in Kletek Village, Malaka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MALAKA – Maemuna Telik, a resident of Kletek Village, Central Malaka District, Malaka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, can barely enjoy meat dishes. Maemuna admits that her husband's income as a fisherman is not enough to buy beef.

“My husband is a fisherman. He usually goes fishing at 3 p.m and comes back at 6 a.m. I tend to get worried about him. Usually, his catches are immediately sold at the beach,” said Maemuna, Friday (7/23/2021).

According to Maemuna, who is only a housewife, it is difficult to afford nutritious food such as meat for her family. Sometimes, she and her family can only eat rice with salt. “Sometimes, we have nothing to eat. When there is no side dish, we will only eat rice with salt or sometimes with salted fish. We only eat meat on Eid ul-Qurban,” said Maemuna.

Assistance from Global Qurban-ACT to residents in Kletek Village, Malaka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara brought joy to Maemuna. “Alhamdulillah, I am happy with this Qurbani assistance. I hope this assistance will continue to be carried out,” she said. Maemuna would process the meat from Global Qurban-ACT into a signature dish of East Nusa Tenggara by boiling it or making it into dry beef jerky.

Bobby Chandra from Global Qurban-ACT thanked Indonesian benefactors for the concern through their entrusted Qurbani to ACT.

Alhamdulillah, the joy of this year's Qurbani can be enjoyed by fellow countrymen in remote areas including Maemuna who rarely eats meat," said Bobby, Friday (7/23/2021). A total of 17 heads of cattle from Global Qurban-ACT were distributed in Malaka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This Qurbani meat distribution targeted Muslim converts and underprivileged people who face difficulty in meeting their daily needs.[]