ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN OKURA VILLAGE, PEKANBARU

PEKANBARU. (25/10) Rumah Zakat has 2 Desa Berdaya in Pekanbaru, Simpang Tiga Village which focuses on health sector and Okura Village which focus on Economy.

There are 35 members who get assistance in Okura. Okura location is difficult to reach because it is located in the oil palm plantation area to make the economic level of its citizens, including the lowest in Pekanbaru.

“Most of the Okura residents work as casual laborers whose income is small and erratic, so since 2013, we have rolled out the economic program there,” said Aperta Rajif Mahendra, Rumah Zakat Facilitator for Okura.

Now the economic strain in Okura is increasingly visible. Some of the members of Rumah Zakat started to feel the increase in the economy, one of which Mr. Tarto whose turnover of his Bakso business has now reached Rp700.000-Rp1.000.000 per day.

Newsroom / Ria Arianti

Pekanbaru

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