Qatar Charity completes 280 projects in Indonesia
Qatar Charity’s (QC) office in Indonesia managed to complete 280 development projects in the first five months of 2018 to benefit thousands of people in the country.
The initiatives, which include educational and incomegenerating projects, social housing units, mosques and water wells, were implemented at a cost of QR12mn, QC said in a statement.
As many as 30 incomegenerating projects were implemented to economically empower the beneficiaries, including mothers of orphans and poor families. These projects were assigned to the beneficiaries after they successfully passed a training period while making sure that they could manage the projects, the statement noted.
These income-generating projects included dairy cattle, shops, cottage industries, harvesting machines, fuel carts, portable carts (mobile groceries) and others.
Since QC’s office was opened in Indonesia in 2006, it has implemented a total of 1,818 income-generating projects, 165 projects annually, for needy people. This reflects “QC’s efforts to economically empower those in need and aid in their transition from the need for help and care to sustainable development in order to preserve their human dignity”, the organisation stressed.
Many mothers of orphans expressed happiness at being granted small productive projects, which contributed to improving the living conditions of their families. They thanked the Qatari people for sponsoring their children and funding their projects that contributed to maintaining family stability and social progress.
“My monthly income became better due to the project provided to me. I will use the money from orphan sponsorship for my children’s education only,” said Entan Yusrina, the mother of an orphan sponsored by QC, who was granted a small grocery store.
“I used to work as a cook for a little wage at a dormitory for students, in addition to selling in a small shop in front of my house where water was leaking from the ceiling during rainfall, and I did not have enough merchandise at the shop,” she added.
Safarjal Warno, the mother of an orphan sponsored by Qatar Charity and a beneficiary of QC’s income-generating projects, added: “I no longer get into debt to raise my children, due to having a mobile grocery, which made my work easier and better.”
QC implemented 30 income-generating projects in Indonesia.