Via its income-generating projects, Qatar Charity enabled 1353 Indonesian families to noticeably increase their income to reach 200% within 14 months.
This project, “ Enabling Families”, came in the framework of the Charity’s ongoing efforts to participate in the development activities in the present millennium worldwide. Such a project supports the Indonesian Government’s efforts in fighting global poverty for the purpose of accomplishing self-sufficiency and self-respect in the country.
In a press release, Mr. al-Hasan Azqour, the Director of the Charity’s Office in Indonesia, said: “Since its start in Western Java Province - October 2008, the project of improving the Indonesian family living standard aimed at helping and enabling 400 poor families. But, by Allah’s favor, some 1353 families have been enabled to increase their income to amount to 200%. However, there are still around 900 families under the Charity’s continuous supervision this year. The projects carried out in Western Java are part and parcel of the income –generating projects system which Qatar Charity started in 2008 in Aceh and Java with a total balance of QR1, 400,000.”
He added: “The income-generating projects, which are financed or supported by Qatar Charity, cover the fields of agriculture, small businesses, different professions, services and animals- breeding. Such projects have resulted in a 25% increase in the income of beneficiaries. This, in turn, helped the beneficiaries to return the good loans to Qatar Charity, in addition to a 33% surplus of the total amount of the loan.”
Mr. Azqour stated that: “The Charity also holds training courses to train the beneficiaries how to carry out the projects, how to save, and then, how to return the loans.”
It is noteworthy to say that Qatar Charity has launched the second round of the income-generating projects in Banda Aceh. This stage included 64 projects, among them cattle-breeding, small businesses and sewing projects.
Qatar Charity also carried out 171 projects in Indonesia in 2009. They covered different fields of life: water, education, housing, income-generating projects and building schools at a cost of QR 17.082.000.
Although it was opened in 2005, the Office of Qatar Charity in Indonesia carried out the building of 367 Mosques, 5 multi-service centers, 200 residential units and clinics, 523 wells and the building of 9 shops within five years