Resolving the Drought Impact in Cihuni Village Through Waqf Wells

Cihuni Village, Sukabumi Regency, often experiences drought during the dry season. Residents were forced to collect water in the mosque taken from the river.

A Waqf Well
A Waqf Well is expected to provide residents' water needs during the dry season. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SUKABUMI REGENCY – A well is used by some residents who do not have a water source at their homes in Cihuni Village, Cikembar Village, Cikembar District, Sukabumi Regency.

However, not all year round the well provides water. In the dry season, this well will also dry up. The residents collected water from the river at Hidayatul Iman Mosque so that it could be used by residents in need.

"Therefore, to meet sanitation needs, mosque congregations and residents take water from the Cihuni River. It is approximately 600 meters away with road conditions that go up and down," said Resdi Pratama from the Global Wakaf-ACT Sukabumi Team, Monday (8/9/ 2021).

Global Wakaf-ACT decided to build a Waqf Well in Hidayatul Iman Mosque, Cihuni Village. This water source targets more than 200 beneficiaries.

"The construction of the 48-meter-deep borehole is expected to be a new source of water for the congregation and the general public. Hopefully, this Waqf Well provides the best benefits and easy access during the dry season," said Resdi.

In June, ACT and the Board of Hidayatul Iman Mosque inaugurated this Waqf Well.  Ustaz Agus from the Board of Hidayatul Iman Mosque also expressed his gratitude for the Waqf Well in Cihuni Village. "Hopefully, this assistance will be useful for the residents of Cihuni. The benefactors who have built this Waqf Well will have a long life, healthy, and prosperous," hoped Ustaz Agus.

Global Wakaf-ACT also planted several orange and cinnamon trees to empower the community and to conserve the environment. Global Wakaf-ACT also gave counseling on Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS) for the community. []