COVID-19: RELIEF FOR THE NEEDY targets trishaw and tuk-tuk drivers in Cotabato City and Maguindanao, Philippines.
Everyone is feeling the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, even more so by those whose livelihood are directly affected like the trishaw and tuktuk drivers. In Cotabato City, income for these drivers has plummeted because of lack of passengers due to the community quarantine in place.
ACT Malaysia with the help of some generous souls reaches out to these drivers and helps to lessen the burden of putting food on the table by giving them rice.
27 March 2020. The second rice distribution was successfully done this morning. 25 trishaw (trisikad) drivers received 8 kg of rice @ Purok Islam, Datu Balabaran, Tamontaka, Cotabato City. As with yesterday's distribution, the amount of rice per recipient was adjusted to accommodate additional names in the list. Distribution was done in small groups to abide social distancing.
26 March 2020. 45 tuk-tuk drivers were given 7kg of rice each at Purok Talitay, Purok Emba and Purok Kalilintad, Rosary Heights 7, Cotabato City. Initially, the plan was to give 10kg to only 30 but the amount was adjusted to make sure everybody receives.
Alhamdulillah. It may not be much but it is a relief, nevertheless.
#nicetowear3 boxes of clothing officially handed to ACT Mindanao by IMT Malaysia
15 March 2020. The #nicetowear3 boxes were officially handed over to ACT Mindanao by the IMT, Alhamdulillah. In light of the current circumstances arising from the COVID19 pandemic, the distribution of the clothes is postponed to a later date. Cotabato City and Maguindanao are under enhanced community quarantine. May Allah protect us all, aamiinn.
Pictures show IMT's arrival at Awang Airport, Maguindanao on 13 March and the turn over of boxes to ACT Mindanao on 15 March.
NICE TO WEAR WOMEN'S CLOTHING DONATION AWAITING CONFIRMATION TO BE FLOWN TO COTABATO CITY, PHILIPPINES BY IMT MALAYSIA
7 March 2020. The "NICE to WEAR" preloved women's clothing were repacked at a warehouse in Olak Lempit, Banting. These clothes were collected last year and were supposed to have been flown to Cotabato City, Philippines through International Monitoring Team @ IMT-Malaysia aircraft last March 2019. Unfortunately, due to a technical problem, the boxes of clothes had to be left behind. They were since then stored in this furniture factory in Banting, awaiting the next IMT to take over this month.
As the IMT exchange of teams approaches, ACT Malaysia with the help of volunteers prepare the clothing, repacking to new boxes, labelling and stacking the boxes for an easy transport to the airport. May Allah make the path easy for transporting and distributing these items. Amin.
Telaga Hasna binti Udin is one of the 7 water wells recently installed (January 2020) in Mindanao. It is now providing clean water to a community in Sultan Kudarat, Alhamdulillah.
Tube water well is a life changing addition to less privileged communities. Donate to TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA now.
ANNOUNCEMENT: LAUNCHING OF TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA (20 NOVEMBER 2019)
To our dear friends who wish to donate water wells but could not quite afford the cost of installing a water well, ACT Malaysia would like you to consider contributing to TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA. You can give any amount as many times as you like to this fund. Donations will be pooled to build water wells primarily in Mindanao and in Bangladesh for our Rohingya brothers and sisters. The water wells will be named "Telaga Malaysia 1, Telaga Malaysia 2" and so forth.
ACT Malaysia will update the status of the tabung periodically to donors through emails.
May Allah accept our efforts and reward us with the best in this world and in the hereafter. Amin.
Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”
Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3664
Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani
150 solar lamps were given to families in Maguindanao during the Qurban week. Each family received 2 units of solar lamps. (click photo below to donate)
Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1440H was a success with 85 cows sacrificed and distributed in Mindanao.
With the 85 cows we have collected from you, we went far and wide to reach those who are deserving, from the watery fields of Ligawasan in Sultan sa Barongis to Libutan in Mamasapano and Labungan in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. We also managed to give to the new Muslims of Lake Sebu and Tiboli, South Cotabato, and to one island in Davao called Balut. Alhamdulillah, ACT Malaysia's Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1440H was one of the best ever for the people of Mindanao.
To view more photos, click the link to our Qurban Report blogspot below.
Jazakumullahu khayran kathira.
YOU CAN JOIN ACT Malaysia's Qurban for Humanity
Telaga Noor- one of the many water wells constructed last Ramadan 1440H. (click photo below to donate)
7 water wells completed in Maguindanao and Cotabato City this February 2019
87 cows and 24 goats were the total raised for Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1438H program by ACT Malaysia. More than 7,000 individuals received meat in different areas in Mindanao. The areas are:
1. Sulon, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao
2. Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao
3. Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao
4. Binasing, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao
5. Tukananes, Cotabato City
6. Nabalawag, Midsayap, North Cotabato (area for Islamic Relief Malaysia)
7. Simuay Seashore, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao (area for MyCare)
8. Tambunan, Talayan, Maguindanao
9. Makir, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
10. Darul Muhsinin (orphanage), Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
11. Markaz Aytam (orphanage), Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
12. Tamontaka, Cotabato City
13. Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
14. Pidsandawan, Raja Buayan, Maguindanao
15. Macasampen, Guindulungan, Maguindanao
Beneficiaries are from the rural communities, orphans, former evacuees and urban poor. Thank you very much for your support and till next year!
Bantuan Iftar Ramadan @ ALBIR had over 10,000 beneficiaries last year!
Hot nutritious meals @ Iftar packs for needy families during Ramadan.