A Home for a For­got­ten Veteran

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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.

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