Waqf Rice Supports Ramadan Activities of Greater Solo Residents

The second Ramadan in a pandemic has caused ACT to keep striving in distributing food assistance in the Greater Solo region. The underprivileged citizens whose livelihoods are affected by the pandemic become the main target of the distribution.

Waqf Rice distribution in Solo Raya.
Waqf Rice distribution in Greater Solo region from the Ramadan Food Alms Movement. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SOLO – In the second Ramadan in a pandemic, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) doesn’t reduce their enthusiasm to assist people in various regions through various programs. There are medical, educational, business assistance programs, and food distributions that are still ongoing.

In Greater Solo, for example, the Waqf Rice distribution is continuously going on as the result of the community waqf fund management. The rice from the farmers has been successfully distributed to the underprivileged citizens whose lives are affected by the pandemic.

“We visited the beneficiaries' houses ourselves to prevent crowds. The main targets of the beneficiaries are underprivileged citizens,” explained Ardiyan Sapto from ACT Solo, Wednesday (04/21/2021) when distributing the Waqf Rice to the residents in a village along the railroad track in Banjarsari District, Surakarta.

Rice Waqf assistance is the continuation of the Ramadan Food Alms Movement, whose distributions in the Solo region have reached 3 thousand kilograms within two weeks of Ramadan. These numbers will still be increased along with the continuous implementation of the program.

“This becomes our effort to spread kindness to the wider community. Moreover, this is a special Ramadan where we are being tested by the prolonged pandemic,” added Ardiyan.

Pipin (50), one of the Waqf Rice beneficiaries from the Ramadan Food Alms Movement showed her gratitude. This mother of four hoped for the kindness program to continuously help more people. “Hopefully, the rice distribution can keep going on so that there will be more people who receive the benefits,” she said.[]