ACTNews, GUNUNGKIDUL – It was quite lively in Kepek Village, Saptosari District, Gunungkidul Regency on Iduladha, Friday (7/31). The echoing chant of takbirat was heard during the slaughtering of the qurbani animals. The qurbani mandated by generous Indonesian benefactors were joyfully welcomed by the locals.
With enthusiasm and eagerness, local residents worked together to slaughter, cut up, and distribute the sacrificial meat to the people of Kepek Village and surrounding areas. Beef and goat meat was distributed evenly to around 100 poor families in the village.
Dwi, the head of a local Community Association (RW) who participated in the activity expressed his gratitude for the assistance of sacrificial animals from Global Qurban - ACT for his people. "May these sacrificial animals be a blessing for the donors and ACT, and hopefully, in the next year, there will be qurbani for the people here,” he said with a cheerful smile.
Kharis Pradana, Program Coordinator of Global Qurban – ACT Special Region of Yogyakarta said, the distribution of qurbani animals on the day of Eid Al-Adha targeted impoverished areas in Gunungkidul that are prone to drought. "Kepek Village has also been suffering from clean water crisis. The locals said, none of the residents in the village have water wells because the topography of the area is rocky and hilly, making it impossible to reach the ground water sources despite having drilled for hundreds of meters. Therefore, on this Eid day, we are sharing the happiness of qurbani for the local residents, many of whom live in poverty, "Kharis said.
The distribution of qurbani animals in Special Region of Yogyakarta is planned to continue until the third day after Eid Al-Adha. In addition to Gunungkidul, other regencies that are to be reached by the qurbani distribution are Bantul, Kulon Progo and Sleman.
"Insha Allah, we will visit poor people in Bantul and Sleman, as well as the Muslim minorities in Kulonprogo. For donors who want to distribute their sacrificial animals through Global Qurban - ACT, they can visit the Global Qurban website or come directly to the Global Qurban - ACT branch offices near them until two days after Eid Al-Adha. Hopefully, more and more of our brothers and sisters will savor the taste of this year's qurbani," concluded Kharis.