Qatar Char­ity com­pletes 280 projects in In­done­sia

Gulf Times - - QATAR -

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.

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