Jul 1, 2019

Fisherman Boat to Help Sunda Strait Victims

ACT's Fisherman Boat
ACT's Fisherman Boat

Dear Global Giving Donors,

Aksi Cepat Tanggap have been continues to support Sunda Strait victims since the emergency programs implemented. Aksi Cepat Tanggap have been working on fisherman boat to help the victims.

Every afternoon, at approximately 4 p.m., Maman of Bulakan Village, Serang Regency, Banten, used to go to the sea. Along with other fishermen, he went to the sea each afternoon to catch squids to be used as baits to catch the fish. The fishermen then spend the night catching the fish until 10 a.m.

“At night, we usually catch some squids and fish too, but we mainly catch fish after midnight until morning. We spend each night at the sea. By 10 a.m., we usually have arrived in our homes. We then take a rest for the rest of the day. Our catch is usually bought by the middlemen and local villagers. That’s the daily routine of the fishermen here,” said Rohman.

However, it all changed when the tsunami happened in late December 2018. The massive wave that hit Sunda Strait destroyed the fishermen’s boats. Rohman could no longer go to the sea to support his family. It is too expensive for him to get a new boat.

“I had a bad feeling the night when the tsunami happened, so I decided to stay. I would not have predicted that a tsunami would happen. Other fishermen were far from the coast. They were not hit by the tsunami, as the wave hit the coastal area and everything near the beach, including our boats. Some boats went missing, some were damaged. My boat was among the damaged,” said Rohman.

For him, his boat and fishing tools are essential for his livelihood. Without them, he can’t go to the see and would have nothing to do for living.

Rohman’s life becomes more difficult after his boat was damaged. According to him, even when still regularly went to the sea to fish, he only earns a small and sometimes unpredictable earning. Sometimes he catches a lot of fish, other times he goes home empty-handed. Unable to go to the sea, Rohman is now an oddjobber, doing all he can to support his family.

“Now I only fish on the beach. Sometimes I farm others’ land. I am used to farming because I do it when I am unable to sail due to unfriendly weather. Now I have to farm because I have no boat,” said Rohman.

What Rohman and other fishermen wanted is a boat which they can use to make a living. Their wish was finally fulfilled when Aksi Cepat Tanggap and its partners handed over the boat aid for the tsunami-hit fishermen in Banten. Six fiberglass boats were handed over to the fishermen on Wednesday (3/5). In unison with the handover ceremony, the Boat Waqf program was also launched by Global Wakaf.

“Alhamdulillah, I am very grateful for the aid. It is extremely helpful because the boat is all we need to go back fishing. Hopefully, this aid can revive the economy of the fishermen in Bulakan Village,” said Rohman.

Maman Rohman is just one of the beneficiaries of this aid program. Insha Allah, ACT and Global Wakaf will continue the efforts to revive the economy of the tsunami-hit fishermen.

Thank you very much for your continues support. 

Warm regards,


Mohamad Amrullah



Fisherman profile (Maman)
Fisherman profile (Maman)
Apr 15, 2019

Medical Services Aid Program

Dear Our Generous GlobalGiving Donors,

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation Indonesia kindly inform to all of the GlobalGiving donors across the world that Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation has been countinues support to earthquake, tsunamis, and soil liquefaction victims in Palu-Central Sulawesi Indonesia.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation has been working hard with local communities to distribute the aid. Here are medical services report that benefit to local communities.

ACT Foundation kindly thank to all of generous donors across the world. Your help is relly benefit to the community and to the state of Central Sulawesi and the country Indonesia.

Please keep donate generously through GlobalGiving USA.

Warm regards from the ground, 

Mohamad Amrullah



Apr 3, 2019

Report: Emergency Relief For Sunda Strait Tsunami Victims (37912)

Dear Our Generous GlobalGiving Donors,

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation Indonesia kindly inform to all of the  GlobalGiving donors across the world that Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation has been completed to distribute the relief for the earthquake and tsunami's victims in Sunda Strait - Banten - Indonesia.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation together with Indonesian Volunteer Society Responded swiftly in those 4 affected areas : Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung and Tanggamus. Since Sunday (23rd of December) until now, our team are continuously helping on the evacuation and emergency responses.

Hundred of food packages and other basic needs are carried from Humanitarian Center Storehouse located in Labuan, Pandeglang, heading to refugees of affected ares.

Aid packages from GlobalGiving have been distributed to Pandeglang whereas these places one of heavily suffered from Tsunami. This catastrophe left excruciating memories for the victims.

Here are some details from the ground team:

1. 141 Food Packages: Umbul Tanjung Village, Karang Suraga district, Anyer

2. 141 Food Packages: Cigeulis Village, Sumur District

3. 141 Food Packages: KertamuktiVIllage, Panimbang District

4. 141 Food Packages: Kalanganyar Village,. Labuan District

5. 141 Food Packages: Sukajadi Village, Carita District

6. 145 Food Packages: Mekarjaya village, Cikedal District, Pandeglang

ACT Foundation kindly thank to all of the generous donors across the world, Your help is really benefit to the community and to the Banten Province and the country Indonesia. Please keep donate generously through the GlobalGiving USA. 

Thank you very much for continued support that benefit to the victims.

Warm regards from the ground,

Mohamad Amrullah


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