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Jakarta Post

Interfaith network collaborates with entrepreneurs to aid informal workers during COVID-19

  • Dyaning Pangestika
    Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 28, 2020   /   04:07 pm
Interfaith network collaborates with entrepreneurs to aid informal workers during COVID-19 Monica Oudang of Anak Bangsa Bisa (YABB) Foundation (left), and interfaith network Jaringan Lintas Iman Tanggap COVID-19 (JIC) representative Priest Johannes Harianto, SJ (right) pose at the Gojek operational office in Kemang, South Jakarta on April 27. (PT Hebat doc./-)

The Interfaith Network for COVID-19 Response (JIC) has collaborated with entrepreneurs to aid informal workers with food packages throughout Ramadan.

Through this initiative, the JIC and Entrepreneurs for Indonesia Group will distribute food packages from small enterprises under PT Harapan Bangsa Kita (Hebat) to 42,000 ride-hailing drivers, who have been affected by the pandemic. This aid will be disbursed starting from next week through the Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa foundation. 

Catholic priest Romo Johannes Harianto, who represented the network, invited the public to join the cause.

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“Our brothers and sisters out there are experiencing difficulty throughout this trying time. We, as people with faith, should help those who are in need, especially during this holy Ramadan month,” Johannes said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

Teddy Sugianto, a representative from Entrepreneurs for Indonesia, added that this initiative aimed to gain funds to continue helping people affected by COVID-19. 

“This initiative is our contribution to help our friends who are observing the Ramadan month,” Teddy added.