Qurbani Meat Brings Joy to Residents on Untung Jawa Island

Residents on Untung Jawa Island, Thousand Islands were delighted by the Qurbani Meat from Global Qurban-ACT. The closure of the tourist attraction on the island due to the pandemic has hindered the economy of the local residents.

A Qurbani cattle from Global Qurban-ACT.
A Qurbani cow from Global Qurban-ACT arrives at the port of Untung Jawa Island. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, THOUSAND ISLANDS – The enforcement of Emergency Public Activity Restrictions (Emergency PPKM) in Jakarta and Bali has affected the residents on Untung Jawa Island, Thousand Islands Regency. Untung Jawa Island residents who mostly work as fishermen or in the tourism sector are facing difficulty to get their income.

The halt of tourist visits on Untung Jawa Island certainly has an impact on the economy of local residents. The fishermen's catches also become uncertain due to uncertain weather.

Knowing this situation, Global Qurban-ACT delivered the mandate of Generous Benefactors by distributing Qurbani animals to the residents of Untung Jawa Island. The Qurbani cattle were shipped from Tanjung Pasir port in North Jakarta, Wednesday (7/21/2021), then slaughtered and distributed to residents on the next day, Thursday (7/22/2021).

The local figure on Untung Jawa Island, Fahrul Rozi said that the Qurbani meat from ACT has delighted the residents. The slaughtered cattle were then distributed to orphans, widows, and poor people who barely enjoy meat.

Alhamdulillah, we are so happy with these Qurbani animals from Global Qurban-ACT. This is a gift from Allah SWT and a visit of kindness showing that Global Qurban-ACT really cares about the residents of Untung Jawa Island," said Fahrul Rozi, Thursday (7/22/2021).

The Qurbani meat distribution on Untung Jawa Island was carried out by delivering the packages door to door to avoid crowds. The team who distributed the meat packages also strictly obeyed the health protocol to prevent Covid-19 exposure.

A resident of Untung Jawa Island said that she was very happy with the distributed meat from Global Qurban-ACT. She plans to process the meat into semur (Indonesian meat stew) and eat it together with her grandchild. “I will cook the meat into semur and eat it with my grandchild,” she said.[]