MENTAWAI. The Mentawai Islands is an island district located on the westernmost side of Sumatra Island. This island is famous for its beauty and many people excited and wants to visit this island. Moreover, the charm of the sea is not an ordinary class, but world class. Local people call their country as Bumi Sikerei.
Iswandi, Village Facilitator for Rumah Zakat said that since 2016 the Mentawai Islands, especially in Sikakap, have become a village empowered by the Rumah Zakat.
“Empowerment is now underway. One of them is empowered livestock, given 4 sheep to livestock groups. Besides being given livestock, entrepreneurship training is also provided, “Iswandi told Rumah Zakat News, Wednesday (02/27).
The provision of sheep is given to increase the source of income so that it can improve the economy of the people from the poor family.
“The Mentawai Islands are predominantly non-Muslim, so we focus on empowering Muslims for a long time and converts. Most of the beneficiaries of this program is youth so that they are productive in empowerment and have a future goal, “added Iswandi about Empowerment in Bumi Sikerei.
Zainal (25 years), one of the beneficiaries, was very happy when he got a sheep from Rumah Zakat.
“Alhamdulillah, I am very happy and thank you to Rumah Zakat. Insya Allah, I will be active and work hard to care for him. Hopefully Rumah Zakat will progress and develop, and will be rewarded with multiple rewards to donator. Aamiin, “said the young man who aspires to build a country from Bumi Sikerei
Nurul Ulfa / Lailatul Istikhomah