Qurbani Distribution in NTB’s Gili Belek, Gili Gede Sekotong Targets Fishermen, Tourism Workers

Gili Belek and Gili Gede Sekotong were two of the areas in NTB where Global Qurban-ACT NTB reached to distribute qurbani meat. The activity restrictions have hampered the livelihood of the local farmers and tourism workers.

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Qurbani distribution in NTB reached Lombok, Sumbawa, and Dompu Islands. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, WEST LOMBOK, EAST LOMBOK – The impacts of this year's activity restrictions are felt not only those in Jawa and Bali, but also to the residents of Indonesia’s outer Islands. In Lombok’s Gili Belek and Gili Sekotong, the local residents’ earning has been hampered.

The majority of the locals work in tourism and fisheries. The closure of tourist destinations has cut the income of local tourism workers while the uncertain weather has also resulted in an uncertain income for the fishermen.

Global Qurban – ACT West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) volunteers recently delivered qurbani to the residents of Gili Belek and Gili Gede Sekotong, Tuesday (7/20/2021). “These two locations were among the main qurbani distribution locations for Global Qurban – ACT NTB this year. We gave them qurbani meat not only because of their remote location but also because they rarely eat meat,” said ACT NTB Branch Manager Juaini Pratama.

Juaini was grateful that this year’s qurbani distribution has transcended straits and seas. “Not only did we distribute qurbani in the Lombok area, but we also sacrificed qurbani animals in Sumbawa, Bima, and Dompu. The trust from the benefactors, Insha Allah, has been delivered to those who really need it," Junaini said

M. Sukur, Head of Labuan Cenik Hamlet in Sekotong District expressed his thankfulness for the qurbani meat that they received. He was happy that their neighborhood that is located in a remote area has finally been reached by qurbani distribution. []