Waqf Rice Reaches People in Ciliwung Riverside

"Alhamdulillah, for the free assistance. The distribution of Waqf Rice should continue until Ramadan so that poor people like us can receive more aid. I don’t think much about what to eat in Ramadan because I don’t have much rice,” said Sari, receiving ACT's Waqf Rice.

Residents of RT 10, RW 01, Gedong Village, Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, unloading ACT’s Waqf Rice from a cart, Thursday (3/18/2021). (ACTNews / Ubaidillah)

ACTNews, EAST JAKARTA - Towards the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, Global Wakaf-ACT is increasing the distribution of Rice Waqf to underprivileged communities. Through the National Food Alms Movement, Rice Waqf was distributed to residents in the Ciliwung Riverbanks especially in RT 10, RW 01, Gedong Village, Pasar Rebo District, East Jakarta, Thursday (3/18/2021).

Chairman of RT 10, RW 01, Gedong Village, Muhamad Wijanarko said that the majority of people in the neighborhood work as scavengers, collecting scraps and used goods. Some also work as share-taxi drivers and street buskers. He admitted that most of the locals are of lower-middle-class. "Most of them are scavengers," said Wijanarko.

One of the recipients of the waqf rice, Sari, said that she felt helped by the waqf rice distribution as she was able to save some money for the next few days. She hoped that the food aid can also be distributed in the month of Ramadan.

"Alhamdulillah, for the free assistance. The distribution of Waqf Rice should continue until Ramadan so that poor people like us can receive more aid. I don’t think much about what to eat in Ramadan because I don’t have much rice,” said Sari.

Wuri of ACT East Jakarta Program Department said that 100 packages of Waqf Rice were given to underprivileged people in RT 10/RW 01, Gedong Village. In addition, ACT also provided Waqf Drinking-Water for the mosques in RT 10.

"This food distribution is part of the National Food Alms Movement to welcome the month of Ramadan 1442 AH. The distribution of Waqf Rice will continue to be carried out to help underprivileged people in other areas," said Wuri. []