In Collaboration With
  • Mercy Relief
  • PKPA

In September 2019, RLAF and Mercy Relief revisited Banda Aceh. Together, we raised more than $176,000 as an aid to the victims of the 2016 earthquake. The women empowerment programme – “Resilient Aceh” has been going well for the salt farmers. The ladies joined the credit scheme called CU MUDAH REZEKI (MUKI) Desa Lancang Paru, Piddie Jaya. This programme is developed by Pusat Kajian dan Perlindungan Anak (PKPA).

The programme taught the women how to manage their savings and financial management and also provide loans at a minimal rate of 1% compared to bank rate of 6 to 9%. This programme is developed to help increase overall resilience of the community in Lancang Paru through increase in economic security and disaster preparedness strategies.
There are 107 salt farmer households out of 400 households at Lancang Paru Village and all of them joined the CU even though the initial target was only 85.