Old Age and Sickness Don’t Stop Kadariah from Working

Kadariah is no longer young. Nevertheless, her spirit to continue working never dampens. She continues to sell her gado-gado despite her illness.

Kadariah running her stall
Kadariah making a portion of gado-gado. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANJARMASIN - The floods that hit the city of Banjarmasin had a huge impact on the economy of the residents, including Kadariah, a gado-gado seller under the old market bridge. Kadariah, now 68 years old, lives and runs her stall on Jalan Antasan Kecil Timur, North Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

Her old age does not stop her from selling gado-gado to support her family members at home. There are her children, husband, and older siblings that she has to provide for. She continues working although the condition isn’t yet conducive for her to open her stall. Also, she has to deal with the lack of capital.

“Today, when we visited her stall, she was physically weak. Apparently, she was sick. Her face was pale, but she kept working, this time with the help of his son, ”said Rizky from the Global Wakaf – ACT South Kalimantan Program Department, Sunday (2/7/2021).

Upon hearing that she would receive capital assistance from Waqf for Indonesian Micro Businesses program, Kadariah was delighted because she needed to buy supplies. "Alhamdulillah, I am very happy to receive this assistance. I can have additional capital to buy supplies," she said.

Global Wakaf - ACT is currently trying to support micro-business owners in South Kalimantan. "Since the flood, of course, many business owners have been suffering losses and even forced to go out of business. Our commitment is to revive businesses that were affected by the floods. Therefore, we are inviting the community to support this endeavor through the best waqf,” said Rizki.

Waqf for Indonesian Micro Businesses is part of the National Food Alms Movement launched by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) in collaboration with Global Wakaf. Through this movement, it is hoped that that food sovereignty in the community can be strengthened, involving both producers and consumers. []