Nothing Left, Houses and Businesses Collapsed Due to the Earthquake

Syamsul with his wife and their toddler are forced to live under a neighbor's house. Syamsul's house was destroyed by the earthquake in January. He also did not know how long he had to stay because house repairs cost up to tens of millions rupiah. His income is also unreliable.

Syamsul received the assistance from WMUMI ACT (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAMUJU – The Earthquake that rocked Mamuju last January destroyed the house of Syamsul (38), a citizen of Gano Village, Simbro Mamuju. In fact, that house was also a place for Syamsul to make a living for three of his family members. He opened a small stall on his house’s terrace.

Syamsul, his wife, and their toddler were forced to live in a neighbor’s house. He also did not know how long he had to stay because the house repairs cost up to tens of millions of rupiah. His income is also unreliable.

For daily food needs, Syamsul relies on help from volunteers and generous people. ”My life now seems to be starting from zero again. There is no house, no business and no income. I still believe I can do better,” he said.

Syamsul also hopes to return to having a business to support his family. If possible, he can rebuild his destroyed house.

Capital Assistance to Lighten Up the Effort

Still in a series of recovery programs for communities affected by the earthquake in Mamuju. Global Wakaf- ACT provided assistance from the Waqf for Micro Business Capital Program to Syamsul. The aid was given with the hope that Syamsul could use it to re-open his business.

Fatiya from the Waqf for Indonesian Micro Businesses (WMUMI) Program, Global Wakaf- ACT, explained that Syamsul would re-open a small stall in his neighborhood.

Meanwhile, as of March 2021, WMUMI has helped 1,720 micro businesses. Capital Support will continue to reach small and micro-entrepreneurs across Indonesia through Global Wakaf- ACT branches. “Insha Allah, we will do the assessment every day in accordance with the criteria of the recipients who need capital assistance and carts for their businesses,” said Fatiya.