Making Residents of Borang Island Happy with Best Qurbani

On Eid ul-Adha 1441 AH, Global Qurban brought joy to children and underprivileged residents on Borang Island, Banyuasin. Global Qurban-ACT delivered hundreds of packages of the best Qurbani meat to those who needed it most.

Borang Islanders
Children on Borang Island, Banyuasin, happily receive Qurbani meat. (ACTNews/Aditya Marsello)

ACTNews, BANYUASIN – The joy of children on Borang Island, Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra could be seen when they received Qurbani meat on Eid ul-Adha 1441 AH. ACT successfully distributed hundreds of packages of Qurbani meat to impoverished residents of Borang Island.

The majority of Borang islanders work as farmers, casual laborers, and fishermen. Their income is uncertain, and the pandemic has worsened their financial condition. Global Qurban-ACT tried to solve the food problem of the residents amid the joyous moment of Eid ul-Adha 2020.

“We are grateful because, this year, we can taste beef from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). Alhamdulillah, thank you for coming all the way here. This year, only Global Qurban– ACT sent Qurbani animals to our island,” said Maman, a resident of Borang Island.

Global Qurban-ACT was the only institution that distributed Qurbani meat at Eid al-Adha 1441 AH on Borang Island. A total of 170 families are living on Borang Island.

Deni Marlesi, Global Qurban ACT South Sumatera Branch Manager, says the residents of Borang Island hope for Qurbani meat because they are living on a remote island Hence, they rarely enjoy Qurbani meat.

"We chose Borang Island to be one of the Qurbani distribution locations this year because we want the Qurbani meat to be enjoyed not only by the poor in urban areas but also by the people living in remote areas that are quite far from the city center,” said Deni.