Qurbani Meat: A Blessing for Vegetable Farmer in East Nusa Tenggara

Siti Nuraisyah, a vegetable farmer, felt grateful to be able to enjoy the delicious Qurbani meat at this Eid.

Siti Nuraisyah
Siti Nuraisyah is one of the beneficiaries of Qurbani meat in Susulaku Village, Insana District, Timor Tengah Utara. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, NORTH TIMOR TENGAH – The residents of Susulaku Village, Insana District, Timor Tengah Utara Regency, East Nusa Tenggara welcomed Global Qurban-ACT Team, Tuesday (7/20/2021). Siti Nuraisyah was one of them. The friendly welcome and the happiness of the locals bolstered the energy of the Global Qurban - ACT team after a long journey from Atambua City.

Siti Nuraisyah, usually called Nur, was one of the beneficiaries. Previously, she worked selling fried foods on the roadside. Five months ago, she decided to grow vegetables due to the lack of buyers.

"I have stopped selling fried foods for five months. Currently, I cultivate vegetables with my husband. I sell some of my vegetables and eat the rest. We plant mustard greens, kale, chili peppers, and eggplants. It takes two months to cultivate them before they are ready for harvest,” said Nur while waiting for the distribution of Qurbani meat.

Nur's husband is a Muslim convert. They have lived in Susulaku Village since 2015. Nur told ACTNews about the poverty of the locals. “If we have some extra money, we usually eat rice with fish. That is luxury food for us. Usually, We eat corn mixed with rice with the side dish of vegetables,” she said.

Nur admitted that Global Qurban-ACT's visit to Susulaku Village was a blessing for the residents. They could enjoy the delicious beef. "Alhamdulillah, I am grateful. Hopefully, this will be a benefit for all brothers and sisters here, both Muslims and Christians. Global-Qurban ACT makes us embrace each other," added Nur.[]