Ibrahim’s Story: Supported Through Rising Costs of Living  

Ibrahim and Khasdiana from Aceh, Indonesia, one of the recipients of the food pack.

In Ramadan 2023, Islamic Relief distributed food packs to the most needy communities worldwide, including those most vulnerable in Indonesia.  

Around 2,580 food packs were distributed, benefiting around 10,320 individuals in need across Aceh, Cianjur and Jakarta. The content of the food pack provided covers a month’s worth of food.  

The program prioritised the most vulnerable people – those affected by disasters and the impact of poverty. Among these groups included female-headed households, pregnant and lactating mothers, orphans, elderly and individuals with disability. 

One of the recipients of the program includes Ibrahim (66), a Quran teacher, and his wife Khasdiana (63), who is a housewife.  

Image: Ibrahim and Khasdiana from Aceh, Indonesia, one of the recipients of the food pack.

Unable to Earn a Livable Wage

Ibrahim was born and raised in Lam Asan Village, Indra Jaya District, Aceh Jaya in Indonesia. He has a physical disability that makes it hard for him to move around without mobility support, such as the crutches he uses now. To help him with these struggles, his wife regularly helps during his Quran classes as he’s teaching the children.

Ibrahim from Aceh, Indonesia, one of the recipients of the food pack, with his crutches.
Image: Ibrahim from Aceh, Indonesia, one of the recipients of the food pack, with his crutches.

For food, Ibrahim solely relies on what he earns from the teaching Qur’an and charitable donations. Due to his disability, he is unable to find another job to improve his family’s financial situation.

He feels fortunate to live near flowing mountain water. Thus far, the resource continues to fulfil his family’s needs. He also is not charged any money for using it.

How Islamic Relief Helps 

Islamic Relief’s Ramadan food support aims to help fulfil family needs for food during Ramadan.

Ibrahim considered the Ramadan food package extremely helpful and helped him and his family survive the month. He is very grateful for the help in making it easier for him to fulfil his needs considering the increasing costs of food due to inflation.

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