Qurbani Distribution Brings Hope to Flood Survivors in South Kalimantan

Hundreds of packages of qurbani meat were distributed to residents in Lok Baintan in Banjar Regency. This area was one of the areas affected by the South Kalimantan flood in early 2021.

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Handover of qurbani meat to one of the beneficiaries in Lok Baintan Village of Banjar Regency. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANJARMASIN – At Eid al-Adha 1442 AH, Global Qurban-ACT South Kalimantan visited the residents of Lok Baintan Village in Banjar City of South Kalimantan. In collaboration with PT PLN (Persero) Central Kalimantan, Global Qurban-ACT carried out the distribution of qurbani meat to the village which has become an icon for local tourism in South Kalimantan, Tuesday (7/22/2021) and Wednesday (7/23/2021).

Ratih Ayu from ACT South Kalimantan Program Department said there were hundreds of packages of qurbani meat distributed to the elderly residents, widows, and the beneficiaries of Friends of Indonesian Muslim Preachers at Nurul Hidayah Islamic Boarding School in Lok Baintan.

“Of course, the beneficiaries were very grateful and happy to have received the qurbani meat. Hundreds of people benefitted from the qurbani distribution,” said Ratih.

Lok Baintan village was one of the villages affected by the flood in South Kalimantan in early 2021. Though the flood has long passed, many of the locals are still recovering from the calamity. The locals mostly work as sellers in the floating markets and farmers.

The qurbani meat is handed over by PLN to ACT South Kalimantan before being distributed to beneficiaries in Lok Baintan Village. (ACTNews/Sheila)

M. Ridha Wardhana of ACT South Kalimantan Partnership Department welcomed the partnership between ACT South Kalimantan and PT PLN especially at Eid Al-Adha. Many of the locals have benefitted from the fruit of this collaboration.

“Alhamdulillah, the collaboration between ACT South Kalimantan and PT PLN continues especially at Eid Al-Adha which is certainly the best opportunity to share with others. With this collaboration, Lok Baintan villagers feel the benefits of qurbani," said Ridha. []