ACTNews, SURABAYA - The village of Kampung Seng Gayung Kebonsari is home to around 40 underprivileged families. In Kampung Seng, the inhabitants live in semi-permanent houses that were built on the land belonging to the Surabaya City Government. A massive fire once broke out in the village in 2007.
When the Global Qurban – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) East Java team visited the location on Saturday (8/3), there was a small mosque on the corner of the village. According to local residents, every year, none of the local residents performs qurbani, not because they don't want to, but because they can't. They usually only receive qurbani meat when people from the surrounding communities deliver it to them.
Sutarmi, a resident of Kampung Seng, said that she and other residents never slaughtered qurbani animals after the Eid al-Adha prayer every year. "We hope that this year we can celebrate Eid al-Adha and be able to perform qurbani in our simple mosque," said Sutarmi.
Global Qurban-ACT East Java intends to make the location of Kampung Seng Gayungsari the location of the Qurbani Thanksgiving event in Surabaya which will be held on August 12th. Wahyu Sulistianto Putro, ACT East Java Branch Manager said that Kampung Seng is a real example of the economic inequality that occurs in a prosperous society. "For this reason, we want to invite benefactors in Surabaya to channel their generosity by celebrating Eid al-Adha with the residents of Kampung Seng at the Qurbani Thanksgiving event," Wahyu explained.
Besides in Kampung Seng, ACT East Java plans to distribute 1,250 qurbani animals to all corners of East Java. The distribution of qurbani animals is planned to be focused on drought-hit, post-disaster, and underprivileged areas, one of them is in South Blitar, an area prone to poverty and drought. Additionally, qurbani animals will also be distributed to Banyuwangi, Ponorogo, Bojenegoro, Tuban, Lamongan, Madiun, Trenggalek, Nganjuk, Jombang, Mojokerto, Sidoarjo, Gresik, and Madura Island which includes Bangkalan, Sampang Pamekasan, and Sumenep.
These qurbani animals were supplied directly from the Waqf-based Livestock Barn (LTW) under Global Wakaf – ACT in Blora.
In total, ACT targets the distribution of qurbani animals to 265 cities and regencies throughout Indonesia and in almost 50 countries across the globe. To this day, Aksi Cepat Tanggap is still collecting qurbani animals from the community.
"For one goat weighing 27 kg, the price is IDR 1,650,000. Meanwhile, for cattle weighing 220 kg, the price is IDR 11,550,000. The transaction can be done through BNI Syariah with the account number 88 00000 365 in the name of Global Qurban, or directly through the link bit.ly/bahagiaberqurban for convenient transaction," Wahyu concluded.