The Jakarta Post
Go-Jek app on a smartphone. (Shutterstock.com/findracadabra )
Ride-hailing company Go-Jek launched a #CariPahala program this Ramadhan that includes a number of services on its app, like Go-Ride, Go-Food, Go-Pay and Go-Tix.
“The program aims to facilitate Go-Jek users to share and do something good for each other this Ramadhan,” Intan Asmara Dewi, a senior manager at Go-Jek, told tempo.co.
Using Go-Ride, for example, will make it easier for users to find the nearest mosque on the service’s main page. Clicking on Go-Pay, will allow users of the app to donate money to the National Alms Agency (Baznas).
Available from May 16 to June 15, users are required to scan a Go-Pay Baznas QR code via the app, enter the amount and punch in their Go-Pay personal identification number (PIN). The amount of alms collected can be viewed on the app’s website.
Furthermore, Go-Food allows users to get food for iftar (breaking-of-the-fast) and sahur (predawn meals) easily.
Some of the services on offer are a break-the-fast menu, free delivery for people in the Jabodetabek area or Rp 2,000 for people from outside Jakarta who order their food between 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Go-Tix also has a Donasi Ramadhan (Ramadhan donation) program where Go-Jek collaborates with Rumah Zakat, Baznas, UNICEF and WeCare.id. Users can click the events tab, find the Ramadhan donation category, choose where they want to donate, choose a donation package and pay via Go-Pay, bank transfer or credit card. A confirmation email will be sent to their inbox afterwards.
Other services, such as Go-Life as well as Go-Clean, are planning to clean 150 mosques in Indonesia, while Go-Massage and Go-Glam will visit several panti jompo (homes for the elderly) in cities like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Semarang.
Intan said the launch of #CariPahala was based on several factors. According to their internal data, during Ramadhan, Go-Food orders increased 450 percent during sahur. (wng)