Saeja, a Fritters Seller in Jakarta Receives Quality Qurbani Meat from Global Qurban

“I eat with fritters nearly every day. My meals are usually rice with tempeh or bakwan (vegetable fritters). My wife and children also have the same meals,” said Saeja, a fritter seller in West Jakarta. Saeja and his family regularly eat their unsold fritters. He was very grateful when receiving Qurbani meat.

Saeja (51) receives Qurbani meat and Waqf Rice from Global Qurban-ACT. (ACTNews)
Saeja (51) receives Qurbani meat and Waqf Rice from Global Qurban-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Saeja (51) is a fritter seller. He usually sells fritters in front of his small rented house in Wadas Village, Kalideres, West Jakarta. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his business has been hindered. Lately, his fritters have often become cold due to the lack of buyers.

“During Emergency PPKM (Public Activity Restrictions), there have only been a few passers-by. Many of my fritters are unsold. Therefore, I have to give them away to my neighbors or eat them myself. I eat the leftover fritters nearly every day. My meals are usually rice with tempeh or bakwan (vegetable fritters). My wife and my children also have the same meals. Sometimes, we also have eggs for the side dish,” said Saeja, Tuesday (7/20/2021).

Saeja was very happy when he received Qurbani meat from Global Qurban-ACT. Five entrusted cows from Qurbani donors were sacrificed by Global Qurban - ACT in Saeja’s neighborhood which is also occupied by many underprivileged residents including small traders, casual workers, and unemployed people.

In addition to high-quality meat, Saeja also received Waqf Rice and coconut milk. Saeja thanked Global Qurban-ACT since it was his first time receiving meat along with rice and coconut milk on Eid ul-Adha.

“Thank you Global Qurban and ACT. I can finally eat meat again. I will process this into rendang since I also get the coconut milk. I have been craving rendang since I only eat it if I receive free nasi padang from my neighbor. I'd rather use my money for my rent and business capital than buying nasi padang," said Saeja.

Saeja hopes for Global Qurban-ACT not to stop distributing qurbani. "Hopefully, the assistance from Global Qurban can come again to this village at Eid ul-Adha celebration next year. Insha Allah, a huge reward awaits all of you," said Saeja.[]