Welcoming Eid Al-Fitr, Maluku Earthquake Survivors Receive Zakat Fitrah

Global Zakat - ACT distributed zakat-ul-fitr to orphans, the elderly, and widows in several different locations in Liang Village, Salahutu Subdistrict, Central Maluku Regency on Tuesday (5/19). They are the survivors of the earthquake that happened on September 26, 2019.

Welcoming Eid Al-Fitr, Maluku Earthquake Survivors Receive Zakat Fitrah' photo
One of the zakat-ul-fitr beneficiaries in a refugee camp in Maluku. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, AMBON - Global Zakat - ACT continues its endeavors to distribute the aid donated by generous muzaki (zakat givers). As on Tuesday (5/19) yesterday the team distributed zakat fitrah rice to orphans, the elderly and widows in several different locations.

The distribution of zakat-ul-fitr was held in Liang Village, Salahutu Subdistrict, Central Maluku Regency. The recipients were victims of the earthquake on September 26, 2019, who evacuated to Puncak Derita and Puncak Rahban.

"Alhamdulillah, Global Zakat - ACT and and Masyarakat Relawan (MRI) came and distributed the zakat that has been entrusted to us to be distributed to people who are still living in a number evacuation sites, including those in Liang Village," explained Wahab Loilatu, ACT Maluku Branch Manager.

Lessy, one of the beneficiaries, was happy for the zakat-ul-fitr from Global Zakat - ACT Maluku. She prayed for the wellbeing of the muzaki who had given them the zakat. On that occasion, she told the team about the life in the evacuation site.

"The zakat that we have received is a gift that was given by Allah through Global Zakat - ACT. Amidst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our activities have been limited due to the physical distancing policy imposed by the government, "Lessy said.

The distribution of zakat, said Wahab, can hopefully fulfill the food need of the evacuees during Eid Al-Fitr. "We ensure that the zakat given by the muzaki is delivered to people who are eligible to receive zakat," Wahab said.

Wahab also invited the benefactors to always give their best assistance brothers and sisters in need. Global Zakat - ACT is ready to deliver the aid mandated by the benefactors.

"Let's build a civilization of sharing for our fellow countrymen, for benefactors who want to donate some of their wealth. Insha Allah, we will deliver it to make sure it reaches the rightful beneficiaries," said Wahab.

Besides distributing zakat-ul-fitr, ACT Maluku also has a program to distribute rice to the needy called Beras Untuk Anak Negeri. Currently, the team is collecting 5 tons of rice to be distributed to the people living in the remote areas of the country. []