BAZNAS Indragiri Hilir will develop the BAZNAS Stores with the concept of empowerment for the underprivileged. 250 million rupiahs are provided to start this business.

TEMBILAHAN-The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) of Indragiri Hilir (Inhil) Regency will develop BAZNAS Stores with the concept of empowerment for the underprivileged.

This statement was made by the Chairman of BAZNAS Inhil HM Yunus Hasby in a Coordination Meeting with Tembilahan Sub-district Head, Sudinoto, and Tembilahan Hulu Sub-district Head, M Nazar, on Friday (7/7).

The meeting was also attended by the Head of Social Assistance and Social Security Division of Inhil, Syaiful Kelana, and the Heads of Villages from the two sub-districts.

"We will develop the BAZNAS Stores that will sell the needs of basic foods and the profit from the store is used for the mustahik beneficiaries," said Yunus.

It was mentioned that BAZNAS Inhil provided funds amounting to Rp250 million to realize the establishment of the BAZNAS Store. Later, the store is managed by mustahik beneficiaries.

The BAZNAS store was developed with a concept of empowerment for the underprivileged, both traders and buyers.

The BAZNAS store will be a wholesale store that will supply various community needs such as oil, sugar, soap, household goods and other basic necessities to small grocery stores in the regions, particularly in Tembilahan and Tembilahan Hulu Subdistricts.

It is expected that the future of BAZNAS Stores management will be able to empower the mustahik beneficiaries, so that later those become muzakki (zakat payer).

(Source: http://riauterkini.com | Transl: amelya/puskasbaznas.com)