A Home for a Forgotten Veteran
Funds are being raised to help build a home for Bapak Jumhuri, one of the many forgotten veterans in the country. A veteran who fought for Indonesia's independence during the 1940’s was found living in squalor by a member of the Yayasan Cinta Dakwah. When members of the yayasan visited the 89-year- old veteran, he was found living in a rundown and small space in Cipinang Gading, Bogor.
The rented space he calls home with his wife is said to be the only accommodation they can afford with the monthly pension of Rp. 450,000 he receives.
Jumhuri sleeps on the floor with a small mattress; heavy rain disturbs this set- up as a leaking roof usually causes a pool of water to collect on the floor. He has recently been recently diagnosed with acute tuberculosis, and is unable to pay for proper treatment and medicine due to his financial situation.
In order to help build a home for Jumhuri and his family, the Yayasan Cinta Dakwah is aiming to reach Rp. 250 million. So far, the amount raised is less than Rp. 30 million.
For further details on how to contribute to the fundraising campaign, please visit https:// kitabisa.com/rumahveteran or contact Andhini from Yayasan Cinta Dakwah at +62 856 868 2206.