Ramadan Ship Delivers Happiness to Residents on Indonesian Outer Islands

The Ramadan Ship delivers food packages to residents of the Indonesian Outer Islands in the provinces of Aceh and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) who have difficulty accessing food. The ships will sail from various Indonesian islands to bring happiness from the donors to the needy.

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Nanga Paang residents work together to help unload food packages from the Ramadan Ship. (ACTNews/Adi)

ACTNews, ACEH – The Ramadan Ship continues to sail to deliver food packages to underprivileged residents in the Outer Islands of Indonesia. The residents were very happy to receive the food packages delivered by these ships. 

Nurul Hadi from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team in Aceh said that the Ramadan Ship docked at Deudap Harbor on Nasi Island, Pulo Aceh District, Aceh Besar Regency. Before the ship docked, the residents had gathered and greeted the ship cheerfully.

Nasi Island is one of the outer islands in Aceh. To go to Nasi Island, one must go by sea. Most of the islanders work as farmers and fishermen. The ACT team came there to bring food to the poor, elderly, and orphans. 

"To meet their basic needs, Nasi Island residents often have to cross the sea to Banda Aceh because there are only a few stalls selling basic necessities on Nasi Island. Therefore, the residents have to spend extra money for transportation,” said Nurul, Thursday (4/21/2022). 

In addition to Aceh, the Ramadan Ship also delivered hundreds of Ramadan food packages to residents in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The ship visited the villages of Nanga Woja, Nanga Paang, and Watulajar. These villages are situated on the southern coast of the Manggarai Regency. 

Adi Ahmad from the ACT team said that the 300 food packages were distributed. The community was very enthusiastic about welcoming the Ramadan Ship to their home villages and took part in helping to unload the food packages.

"Ramadan Ship will still sail to other regions in the country to bring happiness to those suffering from the food crisis,” said Adi. []