ACTNews, JAKARTA – In less than a month, Eid-ul-Adha is coming, and Muslims around the world are busy preparing for this festive occasion, including Muslims in Indonesia, world’s most populous Muslim countries.
Animal seller stalls are popping up on the side of the roads, made of wooden poles and zinc roofs. In front of the stalls are wooden boards showing the price of the animals. Straw and fresh grass can be seen inside the stalls. Come a bit closer, and you will smell barnyard odor coming from the stalls.
Such stalls are a common sight in Indonesia before Eid-ul-Adha. Animal sellers and livestock raisers compete to provide sacrificial animals for the Muslims.
Those who want to perform qurbani might get confused by the plethora of choices. Furthermore, the price of the qurbani animals get higher as the day of Eid-ul-Adha is getting nearer and the demand increases.
Then, how could we make the best choice to purchase our qurbani animals? To solve this problem, Global Qurban offers sacrificial animals at affordable price.
For the Regular Qurbani program, where customers can purchase sacrificial animals days before Eid-ul-Adha, a goat is sold at IDR 1,700,000, and a cow is sold at IDR 11,900,000. The size of the animals is also suitable for qurbani, for a goat weighs more than 27 kilograms and a cow at Global Qurban weights more than 220 kilograms. The animals at Global Qurban are best quality animals that aims to bring as much benefit as possible.
The price has been set since 2016 and remains unchanged, while in big cities across Indonesia, the price of a goat can reach more than IDR 2,000,000, and it gets more expensive near Eid-ul-Adha.
Maybe many of us wonder, how is Global Qurban – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) able to sell sacrificial animals at such stable and affordable rate?
Affordable and empowering Qurban
The answer lies beyong the walls of the Community-Based Livestock Barn (LTM). Global Qurban has its own livestock barn where local livestock raisers are employed to breed and fatten the animals. This, of course, brings immense benefits to the local livestock raisers.
“Yes, each of our qurbani animals comes from the LTMs across Blora, Yogyakarta, and Tasikmalaya,” explained Muhammad Basair of Global Qurban.
Global Qurban spends almost zero capital for the qurbani animals. “This is because the dams are funded by the waqf donors. These dams are then fattened and bred as the qurbani animals,” said Basair.
For the qurbani programs outside Indonesia, Global Qurban also collaborates with local livestock raisers,
Sometimes, ACT delivers the animals directly to the implementation site using slightly unusual ways. In Eid-ul-Adha 2017, for example, ACT sent the cows into the sea to swim from Pantar Island to Kura Island in Alor archipelago.
The collaboration between Global Qurban and local livestock raisers has brought numerous benefits. For the livestock raisers, the LTM empowers them economically, while for the waqf donors, the LTM is a source of perpetual rewards.
For those who perform the qurbani, the LTM provides them with sacrificial animals at a cheap rate. For the qurbani meat recipients, they will receive more high quality meat.
“All of this is to realize Global Qurban’s mission to facilitate everyone to perform Qurbani,” concluded Basair.
Are you ready for this year’s qurbani?